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Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:26 pm
by Sharpnshinyknives
My 82 Possum Skinner came today. I am excited about this Elderberry Bone. It looks great on this and the stockman. Here are all 4 of the 82’s that I purchased.
SSk

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:56 pm
by gsmith7158
Looks like you're hooked Mark! ::tu::

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:24 pm
by Sharpnshinyknives
gsmith7158 wrote:Looks like you're hooked Mark! ::tu::


I am Greg. I just combined all my GEC knives in one display case and it’s getting full quickly. My wife asked why I had left some room, my answer of course was that it is for future purchases. I have a lot of early reserves at CK, so I think I can fill it soon. And man do those knives look great all together like that.
SSk

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:25 pm
by kootenay joe
Here is my just arrived stag Dixie. I very much like the not typical blade profiles: a Wharncliffe-like blade beside the master, and a drop point at the other end. No sheepsfoot or spey blades makes this a unique stockman knife. Great design GEC !
kj

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:58 pm
by gsmith7158
A plus stag on that one Roland! ::tu:: Very nice. ::nod::

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:37 am
by jerryd6818
My Possum Skinner came today.

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:15 pm
by kootenay joe
Thanks Greg. After paying for it, the pictures disappeared on KSF and i could not remember what the stag looked like. However they did send me one with almost bolster to bolster exterior stag. However i think it is the blade profiles on this stockman that make it a special knife and one that has a 'blade for most occasions', i.e. excellent 'forever' EDC.
kj

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:59 pm
by Sharpnshinyknives
kootenay joe wrote:Here is my just arrived stag Dixie. I very much like the not typical blade profiles: a Wharncliffe-like blade beside the master, and a drop point at the other end. No sheepsfoot or spey blades makes this a unique stockman knife. Great design GEC !
kj



Roland, You did pick a nice one. That’s the nicest stag on one of these I have seen. Nice going.
SSk

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:38 pm
by kootenay joe
Thank you Ssk. I am a bit fussy about stag handles and there are many that do not appeal to me. KSF had 2 pages of stag Dixie's and i had a quick scan of them all and was surprised that this one was still there when i went back to it, as it had the least amount of 'white' showing.
I also just received a very nice stag 78 "American Jack" that i posted in the #78 thread.
kj

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:08 pm
by JohnR
kootenay joe wrote:Here is my just arrived stag Dixie. I very much like the not typical blade profiles: a Wharncliffe-like blade beside the master, and a drop point at the other end. No sheepsfoot or spey blades makes this a unique stockman knife. Great design GEC !
kj



You sure picked a nice one Roland, great stag!

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:40 pm
by kootenay joe
Here is the GEC #82 Dixie Stockman compared to a 4" "Forged/U.S.A." Slender Stockman which was made by Camillus for Sears in the 1930's-'40's.
The GEC is 1/8" longer and a bit thicker, but i think this is the stag not the frame. Blade stock looks to be of the same thickness.
The Camillus is a bit more serpentine (curvy).
The master blades are similar. The GEC stretches out the curve of spine to edge on it's 'sheepsfoot' making it more of a Wharncliffe. This drops the spine of this blade when closed so that the grip is more comfortable. And in stead of a spey blade GEC has inserted a very slight drop point which i think is the most useful blade of the lot. Never seen this in a stockman before and i think it is a great idea, worth buying the knife just for this blade.
Just thought you might find the comparison with a 70-80 year old USA knife to be interesting. I do.
kj

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:34 pm
by Sharpnshinyknives
kootenay joe wrote:Here is the GEC #82 Dixie Stockman compared to a 4" "Forged/U.S.A." Slender Stockman which was made by Camillus for Sears in the 1930's-'40's.
The GEC is 1/8" longer and a bit thicker, but i think this is the stag not the frame. Blade stock looks to be of the same thickness.
The Camillus is a bit more serpentine (curvy).
The master blades are similar. The GEC stretches out the curve of spine to edge on it's 'sheepsfoot' making it more of a Wharncliffe. This drops the spine of this blade when closed so that the grip is more comfortable. And in stead of a spey blade GEC has inserted a very slight drop point which i think is the most useful blade of the lot. Never seen this in a stockman before and i think it is a great idea, worth buying the knife just for this blade.
Just thought you might find the comparison with a 70-80 year old USA knife to be interesting. I do.
kj


Very interesting comparison. GEC is really resurrecting these old patterns well.
SSk

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:20 pm
by JET79
Wow, really liking all the pics I'm seeing. To answer the original question to this post, I wasn't crazy about this knife when I first saw it but then I realized that the muskrat clip is very similar to the blade on the leatherman of which I use extensively. So... I picked up the natural canvas micarta and.... I love this knife. I'm coming to understand what I like more in my knives now that I'm gaining a more sizable collection and I really enjoy a handle that stretches out across my palm. I feel that the blades on this knife are perfect for a lot of everyday tasks. Definitely recommend this knife now and I'm really glad that it's not a super crazy popular pattern or it would've been gone by the time I came around to it. Cheers guys

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:49 pm
by boykinlp
Sharpnshinyknives wrote:
gsmith7158 wrote:Looks like you're hooked Mark! ::tu::


I am Greg. I just combined all my GEC knives in one display case and it’s getting full quickly. My wife asked why I had left some room, my answer of course was that it is for future purchases. I have a lot of early reserves at CK, so I think I can fill it soon. And man do those knives look great all together like that.
SSk

SSk,
Sure would love to see your display! :D

Re: #82 Dixie Stockmans

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:14 pm
by Sharpnshinyknives
boykinlp wrote:
Sharpnshinyknives wrote:
gsmith7158 wrote:Looks like you're hooked Mark! ::tu::


I am Greg. I just combined all my GEC knives in one display case and it’s getting full quickly. My wife asked why I had left some room, my answer of course was that it is for future purchases. I have a lot of early reserves at CK, so I think I can fill it soon. And man do those knives look great all together like that.
SSk

SSk,
Sure would love to see your display! :D


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.
SSk