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 Open Range-19 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:36 am

541217 Desert Ironwood;
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Open Range-19 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:38 am

541214 Ebony;
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:41 am

Those 54's are fine knives, very much like a big old 1920's USA equal end jack, especially those with ebony or cocobolo. They are real work knives.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Open Range-19 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:06 pm

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Yep, they are capable and satisfactory for a variety of tasks. All I've gotten exhibit good walk and talk and have the relatively stout pull I like in a traditional slip joint folder for camp craft, to dress game or fire making.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby FarSide » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:41 pm

Open Range-19 wrote:::tu::
Yep, they are capable and satisfactory for a variety of tasks. All I've gotten exhibit good walk and talk and have the relatively stout pull I like in a traditional slip joint folder for camp craft, to dress game or fire making.

That's a great knife for that. Those are nice for sure.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Open Range-19 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:34 pm

:D
Thanks FS.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:54 am

Recent acquisition from one of our old faithful. Million thanks B. Monk. Now it's an heirloom/crown jewel hand me down to the kids. Cannot tell from pics how deep the grain and stains in the tusk, like a desert scene, but solid tight in every way, the knife and the ivory. So much different color in the tusk. Such a smooth, silky, supple, glossy orgasm of touch for the finger tips and the palms. Can't even tell ya. Can't capture the depth in pics either.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:16 am

It looks pretty good in the pictures too. Is it a #73, no liner lock ? and 2007 ?
I also got one from the Monk, 735108, with tan colored mammoth and liner lock. I just dropped it walking from the safe to computer desk. It hit the hard wood floor end on. But it has caps, so no damage done. Yeah caps !
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Ivoryman » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:17 pm

Thanks for the compliments KJ, it's a 73, no liner lock, 2009.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:56 pm

I think the #73 is a great pattern and 3 3/4" to me is perfect size for this pattern. The #23 is also a very fine knife, but the 4 1/2" size is quite large.
Either would work equally well for say field dressing a deer, so the extra length & weight of the #23 does not give any advantage over the smaller #73.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby QTCut5 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:34 pm

Although I liked the Stainless Steel Wharncliffe blade and the acorn shield, something about the #99 Wall Street just didn't call to me when it was first released...I prefer graceful curves & rounded bolsters and the #99 frame looked too square and blocky.

But, when I found this one with Burnt Orange Springfield bone covers that have a Winterbottom-like appearance, I decided to go ahead and pull the trigger.

Very glad I did, too. This Wall Street is a great knife. I was pleasantly surprised at how slim it is, not "blocky" at all. A very well-made knife.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby FarSide » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:46 pm

QTCut5 wrote:Although I liked the Stainless Steel Wharncliffe blade and the acorn shield, something about the #99 Wall Street just didn't call to me when it was first released...I prefer graceful curves & rounded bolsters and the #99 frame looked too square and blocky.

But, when I found this one with Burnt Orange bone covers that have a Winterbottom-like appearance, I decided to go ahead and pull the trigger.

Very glad I did, too. This Wall Street is a great knife. I was pleasantly surprised at how slim it is, not "blocky" at all. A very well-made knife.

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Have to agree with everything you said. I have the Elk, and it has become one of my favorites. Slim, and the perfect size for all my needs.
I was fortunate and received one that the lockup was solid in all directions. How is yours?

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby QTCut5 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 pm

FarSide wrote:I was fortunate and received one that the lockup was solid in all directions. How is yours?

Same...very tight, solid lock up...which, to be perfectly honest, was yet another pleasant surprise since my previous experience with GEC lockbacks was the several #72 Scouts I used to own...every one of which had some degree of blade play when open and locked. I guess I had just come to expect that of GEC lockbacks. Apparently GEC finally figured out how to produce a lockback that locks up as solid as a Case Copperlock.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby L0wlife » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:25 pm

#12 toothpick in sambar stag
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:28 pm

#12 looks Very Nice ! Excellent stag showing on front side.
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