Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

GEC specializes in highly collectable and premium quality usable pocket knives. The company's USA manufactured knives have quickly proven to be a big hit with both collectors and users who seek quality American craftsmanship.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:10 pm

That's a beauty Roland! What time did you buy that? I looked yesterday and there were none to be had.
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Postby kootenay joe » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:26 pm

I don't remember the time, other than morning time (app. 0900 hrs-1000hrs PST). The KSF email was in my inbox when i checked it for messages. I had not checked for hours so it could have been there for some time. I was surprised that there was still one page of Stag knives. I actually took about 20 minutes to decide. I checked back after the long check out & pay, and there were only 4 knives left, not the best of this bunch, but still very good Stag on the remaining ones.
The picture showing how slim and equal in 'slimness' the Stag is, was what decided it for me; not only good quality Stag but looks to be perfectly hafted. Even though i cannot afford to spend this money it is just too good to pass up.
I am looking forward to seeing the other Northfield Stag #43's. Do you think they should be posted here ? or start a #43 thread ?
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby m0nk » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:57 am

Good score, KJ. I was otherwise occupied and saw the email about 10 hours too late, and they were all gone from KSF when I got a look. I'm not a big stag hunter so I didn't check the other sites. From the production pics I was thinking the stag handles looked pretty good this run but I wasn't sure what I was looking at. You guys are helping me develop my discerning eye for good stag! Congrats!

On a sad note, the second time I carried my "Frontier Bone" 43 I dropped it from waist height onto a laminate raised floor and cracked the bone right above the lanyard tube. ::teary_eyes:: Then when I was showing it to my friend the other day I noticed a slight blade rap, just ever so small, but a visible flat spot on the edge in the right light. Well, gulp, it's a user, so I'm going to rub some epoxy into the crack and polish it with some fine emory paper. I saw a post somewhere about blade rap, and I'll just sharpen it and guide it down from now on. So much for that nice talk on the close! Ok, </sad story>

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:50 pm

Monk, the miniscule flat spot is common, within the range of "normal". I have the SpyderCo rods and just pass the blade edge over these for a few minutes and edge is all fine and it won't 'rap' again. I baby my knives such that i hold onto the blade until it is nearly closed so snap is less forceful.
Bummer about the bone crack but this is the 'price' of a lanyard hole, it weakens the end of the bone. Had it landed a different way likely bone would not have cracked.
It is a good way to get yourself relaxed about using the knife.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby m0nk » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:58 am

KJ, thanks for the advice. The #43 in question is the one in my avatar pic, a very nice knife. I hear you about the lanyard tube, but the tradeoff is that I can tie a leather lace through it. I think it's worth it. It's my knife of choice when I'm wearing my good boots and jeans. I made a belt sheath for it that turned out nicely, a decent knock off of the large GEC belt sheath, but the flap covers the end of the knife. On one hand the flap protects the knife, but I will probably make another open-top sheath so I can show off the knife, especially now that it's got it's first battle scar. A knife in a custom belt sheath is definitely a fashion statement here in Texas. You're up in Canada aren't you? Is sporting a knife in a belt sheath a thing there?

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby m0nk » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:16 am

robbobus wrote: I added a Titusville farmers jack in stag and ats34 a few weeks back to the rotation, as well as an AGR funny folder. The funny folder IS a fun knife, wicked grind too. Last new GEC user was a factory 2nd 77 in stag to join a 77 in cocobolo user.

And I was able to purchase the elusive 43 stag today. ::ds:: These are good knife times to be alive right now.


robbobus, would you please post pics of the funny folder when you can? Not sure what that looks like but if it's funny I want to see it! Also, it should go without saying, but pics pics pics of the 43 stag when it arrives, ok?

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:12 pm

m0nk, your light colored primitive bone looks like mammoth, very nice !
I have my 13 pattern whittler. Pull to open master is about correct for this knife, a 4-5 effort of pull. A whittler is consider part of the pen knife class and are not supposed to have springs as stiff as a jack knife. Pen knife blades should be easy to open. The spring is to stop the blade from falling open and to hold blade steady when fully open. A stiff spring is not needed.
You asked about carrying a knife in a belt sheath in Canada: no problem, folder or fixed blade, except not into a court house or a bar. I always have at least one knife on me and usually 3. At 71 i have been doing this for 50 years and have never had any issues because of this.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:22 pm

m0nk wrote:
robbobus wrote: I added a Titusville farmers jack in stag and ats34 a few weeks back to the rotation, as well as an AGR funny folder. The funny folder IS a fun knife, wicked grind too. Last new GEC user was a factory 2nd 77 in stag to join a 77 in cocobolo user.

And I was able to purchase the elusive 43 stag today. ::ds:: These are good knife times to be alive right now.


robbobus, would you please post pics of the funny folder when you can? Not sure what that looks like but if it's funny I want to see it! Also, it should go without saying, but pics pics pics of the 43 stag when it arrives, ok?

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:20 pm

Here is a new one for me. I picked this up from Kootenay Joe (Roland) and it has some spectacular Stag handles. A #66 Roper.
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I love those pinched bolsters. :D
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby doglegg » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:24 pm

:) ::tu:: ::tu:: :)
gsmith7158 wrote:Here is a new one for me. I picked this up from Kootenay Joe (Roland) and it has some spectacular Stag handles. A #66 Roper.005.JPG006.JPG
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Postby kootenay joe » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:35 pm

I have three new GEC's to show. This is a lot for me as my GEC buying is usually only a few per year.
First up is a #43 with Stag handles. Excellent knife because everything is just as it should be. Thank You GEC !
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Edit to add: KSF included a buffalo leather pocket slip as a surprise gift. Thank you KSF.
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Postby kootenay joe » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:41 pm

And here is a new #13 Swayback Whittler, also with Stag. Again, nice easy but not soft, pulls, no play and good snaps. Compliments again to GEC, Well Done !
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Postby kootenay joe » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:48 pm

And, number three, my favorite here, 2007, #73 with caps, Tidioute in Chocolate Bone. What a nice knife ! And made when only open for a few months. I love the clean look of the flush & square joints and the caps add a touch of class to this pattern, as well as helping to protect bone when dropped.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:22 pm

Some Impressive pickups Kj ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby sunknife » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:53 pm

Gorgeous stag on your new calf roper Greg, good score. ::tu::

You scored some real beauties also KJ, I think that chocolate bone tidioute is my favorite of the three. ::tu::
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