#12 Small Toothpick

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#12 Small Toothpick

Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 11, 2019 12:18 am

The #12 Small Toothpicks have just shown up with a most attractive aqua camel bone. I think there have been other #12's released in last 1-2 weeks ?
I have not been paying attention to GEC lately.
Does anyone have one of the 2019 #12 pattern knives ? If so what is your opinion of it so far ?
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Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Sat May 11, 2019 12:37 am

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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Sat May 11, 2019 12:42 am

GEC#12 Tidioute Che Chen Rosewood 4"closed toothpick knife --- Che Chen Rosewood come from the Caribbean Islands.
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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Sat May 11, 2019 12:45 am

GEC#12 Tidioute aqua camel bone toothpick knife
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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 11, 2019 2:24 am

O.K. so far only the Che Chen and aqua camel bone have been sent to dealers. Anyone have a Che Chen ? They came out a few daze ago.
Like to hear about snap.
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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Tsar Bomba » Sat May 11, 2019 3:06 am

2 on the way. Was reserved as "green camel bone" but this is good too.
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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 11, 2019 11:10 am

TB please be sure to post your evaluation of this knife when they arrive. One of the dealers gives 6.5 as pull strength which sounds about perfect for this knife. Hopefully all have a similar strength spring.
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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Tsar Bomba » Sat May 11, 2019 4:00 pm

kootenay joe wrote:TB please be sure to post your evaluation of this knife when they arrive. One of the dealers gives 6.5 as pull strength which sounds about perfect for this knife. Hopefully all have a similar strength spring.
Similar to CK who says snap is a 6 while W&T is 4 of 5. I'll post my impressions when the first gets here (had to order from 2 dealers to get 2 knives). I turned out not to be too disappointed on the change from green camel bone to aqua blue and I think the size of the 12 is right in the wheelhouse for this pattern.

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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by kootenay joe » Sun May 12, 2019 12:26 am

With most new GEC releases a thread gets started in this forum and we chat about our hopes/likes/dislikes, etc. about it weeks before it gets released.
This has not happened with these #12's. I started this thread about 5 or more days after the first ones showed up at the dealers and not many of the GEC 'regulars' have posted.
Are most of you not interested in this pattern ? It was released a few years ago, but other re-introduced patterns have received a popular welcome.
What do you think about this pattern ?
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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Doc B » Sun May 12, 2019 12:35 am

Personally, I'm not a real toothpick fan. I'm probably in the minority.
I'll sit on the sidelines, for this one.
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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by kootenay joe » Sun May 12, 2019 4:30 am

Quote Doc B "'m probably in the minority. " I'm not sure about that. There does not seem to be much interest in this #12 pattern.
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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by HighPlains » Sun May 12, 2019 4:11 pm

For me, it’s the #8 muskrat clip blade. Such a slender blade seems a bit overwhelmed by the dramatic frame of a toothpick. I really like them with a #1 regular clip blade. Much more balanced. Plus more room more cut swedges and long pulls!

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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by gsmith7158 » Sun May 12, 2019 4:16 pm

I reserved one in stag but I'm not familiar with the GEC #12. I like my old Case toothpicks but I'm guessing these are a bit smaller. ::shrug::
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Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by kootenay joe » Sun May 12, 2019 4:35 pm

They are 4" which 'in person' is much smaller than a full size 5" toothpick.
I agree that the blade might be more narrow, spine to edge, than it could have been. It is not a beefy blade at all. It looks a bit anorexic. However when in hand it might seem just right. A knife can give a different impression in hand than in a picture. "Never judge a knife by the picture".
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