A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

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A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby MTHall720 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:24 am

I want a blade with a very light pull, yet a really large single blade, of st lest 3.7 inches or bigger. Is there such a thing?
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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby Doc B » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:37 pm

I'm assuming you already know...but didn't want to take it for granted. There are still a lot of nice #97's, their nail nick placements help with the lighter pull. Most have the clip blade...not sure if they make one with the spear point.
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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby RalphAlsip » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:54 pm

MTHall720 wrote:I want a blade with a very light pull, yet a really large single blade, of st lest 3.7 inches or bigger. Is there such a thing?
Thanks

The closed length of the knives below fit the 3.7 to 4 inch parameter. If you want the blade to be 3.7 to 4 inch, then these are probably short.

The Tuna Valley branded knife shown was made by GEC. Not sure what the pattern number is (72?). A lock back example would probably have the lightest pull.
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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby MTHall720 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:17 pm

Doc B wrote:I'm assuming you already know...but didn't want to take it for granted. There are still a lot of nice #97's, their nail nick placements help with the lighter pull. Most have the clip blade...not sure if they make one with the spear point.
https://www.bladehq.com/item--GEC-97-No ... ket--96866

Thanks. I have the 97 with the clip point and love it. Hoping for something a bit bigger and with a spearpoint.

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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby MTHall720 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:22 pm

RalphAlsip wrote:
MTHall720 wrote:I want a blade with a very light pull, yet a really large single blade, of st lest 3.7 inches or bigger. Is there such a thing?
Thanks

The closed length of the knives below fit the 3.7 to 4 inch parameter. If you want the blade to be 3.7 to 4 inch, then these are probably short.

The Tuna Valley branded knife shown was made by GEC. Not sure what the pattern number is (72?). A lock back example would probably have the lightest pull.

I had no idea that Tuna Valley was made by GEC. Good idea about the lockback being a lighter pull. That had not occurred to me to think of it that way.

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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby tongueriver » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:37 pm

Folding hunters have plenty of blade, but most are clip blades. There is an Imperial with one of the blades being spear. It has a linerlock for the spear blade, very cool. I happen to have a mint one for sale. Otherwise, they only large spear blade folder I can think of is the Schrade 51OT Big Timer. That is a lockback with a spear blade about 3.5 inches long and very deep. The difference between 3.5 and 3.7 inches is rather small. The hunters go a little over 4 inches on the blades. Your specific requirements call for a rather narrow field. Good luck!
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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:02 pm

Cal, i have not seen that Imperial before. Very neat with a full size Spear Point for secondary.
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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby MTHall720 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:06 pm

I appreciate all the input. At this point I am starting to think that there may not be a knife that meet all the criteria on my wish list. I have been a real knife guy for over 50 years and the only spearpoints I have seen have never been that big, if memory serves.

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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:09 pm

The only thing that comes to mind are old Sheffield English dirks.
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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby MTHall720 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:23 am

gsmith7158 wrote:The only thing that comes to mind are old Sheffield English dirks.

Wow. I have never seen one of those. I wonder if it takes a heavy pull to open one.

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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:44 am

There is a Schlieper Eye Brand single blade knife listed in the "Knives For Sale" forum that is stated to be 5 1/2" closed with a Spear Point blade. Blade length not stated but would be over 4".
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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby MTHall720 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:16 am

kootenay joe wrote:There is a Schlieper Eye Brand single blade knife listed in the "Knives For Sale" forum that is stated to be 5 1/2" closed with a Spear Point blade. Blade length not stated but would be over 4".
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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:49 am

MTHall720 wrote:
gsmith7158 wrote:The only thing that comes to mind are old Sheffield English dirks.

Wow. I have never seen one of those. I wonder if it takes a heavy pull to open one.

The Enhlish dirks are usually lockbacks so they don't have a heavy pull.
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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby HighPlains » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:36 pm

#65 Ben Hogan 4 1/2” closed. Some had spears. If you find one on eBay be prepared to pay dearly. At that point though, you’re almost into custom territory and could get precisely what you wanted.

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Re: A GEC with a spearpoint blade of 3.7 to 4 inch blade?

Postby MTHall720 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:47 pm

Thanks for the information. My budget definitely has limits so I may need to adjust my criteria or simply try a different brand.


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