#82 Dixie Stockmans

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Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Postby wlf » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:01 am

Nice knives fellas, you can’t go wrong with a GEC knife.

Roland you got a nice stag example. Mark you’re bitten, great collection.

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Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:08 am

I ended up with two of the 82's this run, an elderberry and a copperhead. Really nice stockman pattern that I like much better than I expected. I am now seeking out the older slant bolster ones as they look really nice. I'll get a micarta 82 as a user as the two I have now are just for looking. The 82 is too good of a knife with unique and useful blades to not have a user.
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Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Postby boykinlp » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:10 am

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:Here you go. I am not happy with the way this looks, I need to spread them out and start a second display case. Fortunately my wife got me 3 extra display cases for Christmas. Just hope I don’t fill them all this year.
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Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Postby Modern Slip Joints » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:58 am

Anyone who can easily do so please post a picture of an 82 Dixie Stockman beside a 53 Stockman. I'd like to see how much broader the 53's handle and blades are.

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Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:59 pm

Modern Slip Joints wrote:Anyone who can easily do so please post a picture of an 82 Dixie Stockman beside a 53 Stockman. I'd like to see how much broader the 53's handle and blades are.


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Always looking for excellent to mint condition schrade cut co and walden knives. I really like stockman and cattle patterns.

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Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:36 pm

Even though they aren't lined up perfectly you can see the 82 is longer in handle and blades, but it's more slim and trim than the 53. The 82 is a pretty big knife but it's proportioned well and the slim profile makes it seem not so big. The 82 really is a pretty sweet knife, I like it better than this version of the 53 with slim blades.

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-Paul T.

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Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Postby Modern Slip Joints » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:37 am

Thank-you knifeSlinger! Those are great comparison pictures. I expected the 53 to have a broader master blade than an 82 but they are nearly identical in shape. The Dixie's drop point has as much cure as the 53's spey combined with a useful point. The 82 pattern certainly is more artistic than the 53.

I've had a 53 Stockman in the back of my mind for a long time but instead bought less expensive large stockmans from other manufacturers. There are a lot of good ones. The 82 Dixie's unique selection of neatly tucked in blades and to a lesser extent its classy shape gave me excuses to buy a GEC stockman. I bought two stag Dixies through the AAPK store, one thin for a pants pocket and one plump for a belt pouch.

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Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:02 am

There is another, more scarce 53 called the cattle rancher with standard shaped blades as found on most cattle knives. I really like the 53 cuban but the blades look a little small for the frame in my opinion; however it does make it a little more comfortable to hold since the blades don't stick out much.

An interesting side thing to note in my pictures is the difference in mirror finish of the stainless 53 and the carbon 82. The carbon blades clearly have the better finish, but the 53 is also a much earlier knife and perhaps gec was not as good at polishing then.
-Paul T.

Always looking for excellent to mint condition schrade cut co and walden knives. I really like stockman and cattle patterns.


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