GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by jerryd6818 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:21 pm

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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:25 pm

I have the M&G version of this pattern, with Apaloosa bone handles and it is excellent in all regards. I would like one of the GEC Stockyard Whittlers because it has the punch blade which is a favorite of mine. I would really like one with stag or snakewood handles, as do a few thousand other people.
Because i live in 'Slow Internet Land' i have not been able to secure any of the popular GEC releases for the last 2-3 years. I don't mind paying 'extra', but on principle i won't feed an ebay flipper a double.
So, if anyone here just happens to score an extra stag or snakewood #29, i'd sure like to have a chance for it. :D
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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:54 pm

I just got my Blood Red Jigged Bone in this Pattern from Barry at Gunstock Jacks. I can not remember when I have been more excited about a knife pattern. Everyone of these has been absolutely perfect. My Maher and Grosh were just over the top. This red jigged bone is amazing. So much in fact, I just ordered a second one. Still hoping to score a Snakewood and a stag in this. If anyone is on the fence about buying one of these in any handle material, don’t hesitate, buy it. I think these will be ones that will appreciate in value so if you don’t use it, put it back and sell it later. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by JohnR » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:02 pm

Received my Snakewood and Red jigged bone Northfields today, both have excellent fit and finish and all blades have great snap and pulls, much better than the first grits with butter and molasses which has a weak main blade. I suspect that as a new pattern progresses in production the later ones will have any kinks worked out.
The jigging on the red jigged bone is excellent, much better than the production pictures showed.
The Snakewood is disappointing in that the wood is very plain, no snake to it, I suspect that this is why GEC cut the Snakewood production short, just did not have good Snakewood, I'll either sell it or make it my first Northfield carry knife. Probably should not buy a wood like Snakewood without seeing individual pictures.
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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by Tsar Bomba » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:12 pm

Jigged blood red bone back in stock at Risner (traditionalpocketknives.com). Come & get 'em! ::ds::

Also ordered ebony AND user Appy bone Maher & Grosh whittlers. ::paranoid::

I knew these #29s were gonna lead to bankruptcy... ::facepalm::
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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by WelderBob » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:29 pm

Those are nice, I think the Northfield would would look good in a brownish color bone (JMO) maybe latter.

Been using the Osage for a few weeks, the clip could have a stronger pull but mine is all right. Secondary blades are just right, I was surprised how much I used the punch. Handles are common, bolsters have shined up a bit from pocket carry but I bought it for a work knife, if it gets dropped it shouldn't hurt much. I carry a 73 or 72 pattern most of the time and don't notice any difference in the pocket.

I've had the Sienna bone for a week and am very impressed with it. A much stronger pull on clip and secondary's, fit and finish on this one is excellent.
I like the bone and color on these Tidioute's...in fact we had some pork stakes together, yes this one's a keeper... :D

Hopefully they can straighten out the issue's with the pull and add some more bone handle's (Please no more Red).
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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by Rotten » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:19 pm

Saw the 29's announced and was watching them go quickly but I just couldn't get excited.
Than I ran across a youtube video showing that all three blades had half stops. ::dang::
My blood red jigged bone arrived today and impressed me to the point the money (which came from I know not where) jumped out and now there is another blood red 29 inbound. As an aside mine has perfect f&f and w&t.

I'd post pics but the ones already in the thread are better than anything I can do.
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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by JohnR » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:33 pm

First of the Stag's dropped at KSF this morning, went in 20 minutes, I think there were less than 20. Keep your eye out at the other dealers if you are interested. I think I got a good one.
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Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:58 pm

Sure didn’t have enough time to look over the selection at the Knife Connection. But this is the one I got. I just scrolled fast down the page and picked one that looked like it had good coverage of stag. This wasn’t the best by far but at least I was able to get one, for that I feel fortunate.
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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:43 am

Mark, i think your stag #29 looks very attractive. Bet it will be even more so once in hand.
GEC dealers still have the 29 in both the Burnt Sienna and the Blood Red bone. Can anyone recommend if one looks better than the other ?
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Post by WillyCamaro » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:54 am

For me personally the jigging along with coloring on the blood red sends it over the top! But that's just me. The shield along with jigging/coloring is much more reserved/understated elegance on the burnt sienna.
If I were you I would get both and sell the one you don't like for a big profit :mrgreen:
Edit: On another note. I just scored my second GEC. The #29 in bloodwood from Dale over @ the knife connection. He had 2 left, and now only 1... :mrgreen:
The handle coloring sold me the second I saw it. I'm a sucker for fancy woods (Woodworking days). Hope she turned out as good as the AAPK 2019 #97. Boy did it turn out good! ::tu::
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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:28 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Mark, i think your stag #29 looks very attractive. Bet it will be even more so once in hand.
GEC dealers still have the 29 in both the Burnt Sienna and the Blood Red bone. Can anyone recommend if one looks better than the other ?
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I have two of each. The Blood Red jigged bone would be my first choice. I would have passed on the sienna bone if I had seen this red one first. Seems like GEC uses this color too much lately, although they give it various names, they all start to look alike.
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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:08 pm

Mark, are you meaning too much of the "Sienna" bone color ?
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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

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Re: GEC#29 Stockyard Whittler knife 2019

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:01 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Mark, are you meaning too much of the "Sienna" bone color ?
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Yes. It’s so similar to the autumn bone and the others that were used on almost every release this year. Even the Waynorth’s had this color, again they call it something different and the color is slightly different for each but so close I can hardly tell the difference. I just wish if they had a “go to” color it wasn’t a brown color but a red, green or blue. I really liked the elderberry bone they did and this blood red is top notch.
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