GEC Stag

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Re: GEC Stag

Postby wazu013 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:28 pm

This is the only one I have.
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Re: GEC Stag

Postby JohnR » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:18 pm

kootenay joe wrote:JohnR, you have been able to select some excellent stag. The #73 from 2015 and the #85 Harness Jack from 2011 are about as good as stag gets.
I do not like the brown dye they are using on stag in the last 1-2 years.
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Roland, for what its worth I think your 14 is not dyed but natural Sanbar Stag, it can vary in color, I think GEC did a pretty good job on matching your scales and it is an attractive knife albeit different from the norm. As far as I know if GEC is going to dye, burn or polish stag they will market it as such.

I went through my collection and found knives from 17 and 18, most still have some pretty nice stag on them.
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Re: GEC Stag

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:01 pm

John, thanks for your post and your knives which show that GEC still mounts a lot of very good stag. These must be getting sold before i get to the dealer websites.
The 'dirty brown' color i don't like covers what normally would be the white that underlies the textured surface. I thought it was a dye job to make it look more like bolster to bolster stag.
If no dye is involved it is an unusual batch of antler: different species ? or old stock stored outside ? or ??
And, regarding "well matched", yes they are, but i do not require them to be. "Matching stag" is a relatively recent idea and i prefer the older idea of whatever the hafter felt would go nicely, sometimes a bit of a match, sometimes quite different. If it feels good in hand, then the handles are good.
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