Unpopular Patterns

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Re: Unpopular Patterns

Postby FarSide » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:29 pm

Lots of good discussion here. I have a #98 Whittler only because I like GEC's split backs, and want to have an example of each. Probably won't ever carry it. It is definitely a belt sheath kind of knife.
As far as the #81 Moose - I have been itching to try one in the green. It seems it would be be the perfect knife with both a large clip & spear. There are a couple of well respected dealers that have said that GEC did a superb job on these. But, with a #82 Dixie stockman coming, I may not ever pull the lever.
I'm surprised the #82 Dixie Stockman's are not selling faster also. I don't think GEC made a very large batch of each of these.

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Re: Unpopular Patterns

Postby m0nk » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:27 am

FarSide wrote:Lots of good discussion here. I have a #98 Whittler only because I like GEC's split backs, and want to have an example of each. Probably won't ever carry it. It is definitely a belt sheath kind of knife.
As far as the #81 Moose - I have been itching to try one in the green. It seems it would be be the perfect knife with both a large clip & spear. There are a couple of well respected dealers that have said that GEC did a superb job on these. But, with a #82 Dixie stockman coming, I may not ever pull the lever.
I'm surprised the #82 Dixie Stockman's are not selling faster also. I don't think GEC made a very large batch of each of these.

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Ha! That pic was so weird, and funny. Totally appropriate for your screen name and avatar. Well done. What are the two secondary blades on that 98 Whittler. I'll never pass up a chance to lament the fact that I didn't buy the lone remaining 98 Cattle Knife from GSJ early this year while I had the chance. :cry:

As for the large clip/spear combo, I have a 54 Big Jack that has the large clip/spear, and I really like it. I just wish that the spear was a sheepsfoot... which is why I'm so excited about the new #86 with the large clip and large sheepsfoot. If you like the serpentine pattern and squarish corner bolsters, then you should give the 81 a shot. I don't have one, but I've looked at the red micarta examples many times and thought, "hmmm..."

-Lee

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Re: Unpopular Patterns

Postby FarSide » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:37 am

Lee - the #98 Whittler has a large pen & coping blade that could be called a wharncliffe too I guess. GEC did an amazing job on the split-backs as usual.

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Re: Unpopular Patterns

Postby XX Case XX » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:47 pm

Steve Warden wrote:Maybe some day.
I've always admired the looks of most of the GEC offerings.

It's a new year Steve. Perhaps your luck is about to change...

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Re: Unpopular Patterns

Postby Steve Warden » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:47 pm

::suspense::
Only our good Lord knows!
Take care and God bless,

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