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 kootenay joe » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:43 am

The proof is in the picture. There is no way ambient light could make these muddy off white handles look bright yellow.
I have not ID'd the seller because i don't have any desire to affect his business. And he right away said, "sure send it back and i will refund you".
Computer editing of knife pictures to enhance the looks is not limited to this seller. I have encountered it with a custom knife as well, but never as 'extreme' as this #56 Apaloosa bone.
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Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:20 pm

Here are my latest GEC purchases. It looks like they have cured their problems with lockback blade wobble. Both of these are rock solid. I do believe the walnut will go in the pocket. ::super_happy::
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Postby 313 Mike » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:46 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:Here are my latest GEC purchases. It looks like they have cured their problems with lockback blade wobble. Both of these are rock solid. I do believe the walnut will go in the pocket. ::super_happy::


Greg, Those look quite handsome indeed! Isn't the wood one chestnut though? Looks great either way.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:57 pm

313 Mike wrote:
gsmith7158 wrote:Here are my latest GEC purchases. It looks like they have cured their problems with lockback blade wobble. Both of these are rock solid. I do believe the walnut will go in the pocket. ::super_happy::


Greg, Those look quite handsome indeed! Isn't the wood one chestnut though? Looks great either way.

Whoops! My bad . You are correct Mike. It is American Chestnut. ::tu::
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Postby kootenay joe » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:14 am

Nice ones Greg. You must knoow how to be at the right place at the right time.
It is getting very hard to score a new GEC. Even the Reserve lists get full within an hour or so ? of being opened. Actually i don't know how long it takes for reservations to be all taken because so far every list i have seen says "Full". But it is good for the bank account !
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Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:24 am

kootenay joe wrote:Nice ones Greg. You must knoow how to be at the right place at the right time.
It is getting very hard to score a new GEC. Even the Reserve lists get full within an hour or so ? of being opened. Actually i don't know how long it takes for reservations to be all taken because so far every list i have seen says "Full". But it is good for the bank account !
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Thanks Roland! It is definitely getting more difficult to get them. When you get an email that some have arrived you must go immediately to the site to order. Even then it's a crap shoot as to whether you will score or not. :(
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Postby kootenay joe » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:38 am

I think my computer checks for new emails every 30 minutes so an email could arrive at my inbox that had spent the last 29 minutes on the server. Then even responding as soon as it arrives in my inbox would be too late to get a knife.
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Postby Rotten » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:14 pm

My first 66 addition to my stockman accumulation.
Actually it's my first multi blade GEC. Couple of minor cosmetic issues but it is already in my pocket and not going to be a tube queen.

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Postby kootenay joe » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:44 pm

Rotten, very good looking stag on your Calf Roper stockman, certainly much more attractive than the usual GEC stag.
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Postby Rotten » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:12 pm

KJ, thanks. I was actually surprised to find any of the Calf Roper stag still available and really glad to find a nice one.

Looking over the Dixie selection the other day I was kinda surprised that more of the IMO plainer ones sold pretty quickly. I definitely like the more gnarly or deeply grooved. I'm anxious for my Dixie to arrive, I think it was passed over because of the sellers pictures.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:53 pm

It looks great in the pics you posted which must be the seller's pictures. Sometimes a good knife gets overlooked but usually not for over a year or 2.
Is it a 2017 knife ?
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Postby Rotten » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:12 am

kootenay joe wrote:It looks great in the pics you posted which must be the seller's pictures. Sometimes a good knife gets overlooked but usually not for over a year or 2.
Is it a 2017 knife ?
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The seller pics of my Calf Roper were pretty accurate. The issues are that the liners actually sit ever so slightly proud of the stag almost along the whole length of both sides both top and bottom, and one of the bolsters has a very small area that looks like it rolled over onto the sanding belt when they were cleaning up the backsprings. Like I said though it is definitely going to be edc'd so no big deal.

The Dixie I ordered is the one where the sellers pictures were to my advantage, I'm anxious to get it and see if I was right.
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Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:51 am

Here are the latest two GEC’s the bone and the stag Dixie Stockmans. Just got the stag one today and got the bone early in the week. Beautiful.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby gsmith7158 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:57 am

Looks good Mark! A great snag on the stag. ::tu::
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:01 am

gsmith7158 wrote:Looks good Mark! A great snag on the stag. ::tu::


Greg, I got lucky. I actually took the first one on the list w/out realizing until later that I could have picked any of those. That is the first time I have done this so live and learn. I am pleased w/ it.
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