GEC Field & Farm Calf Pen 350217 Review

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GEC Field & Farm Calf Pen 350217 Review

Post by TripleF » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:01 pm

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Re: GEC Field & Farm Calf Pen 350217 Review

Post by doglegg » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:12 pm

I appreciate your review Scott. Just looking I can see where the one blade could ::tu:: be a problem. Thanks.

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Post by Simeone » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:06 pm

Nice review. I always wanted a one arm blade, i never thought about how un-pocketable they could be. Thanks for the info.

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Re: GEC Field & Farm Calf Pen 350217 Review

Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:58 am

Good review Scott. I would add that whoever dreamed up that name for it never spent any time in a calf pen! I don’t see anything on the knife of much use in that situation. ::facepalm::

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Post by TripleF » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:00 am

Thanks fellas.! I try to be a straight shooter!
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Re: GEC Field & Farm Calf Pen 350217 Review

Post by Rotten » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:03 pm

I had been looking at the Calf Pen to add to my collection before I saw your review but as I don't have safe queens it had to be pocket worthy. Glad to see that your experience aligned with my thoughts from just looking at it online. Saved me some cash and a place in the collection for a more well thought out knife.
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Re: GEC Field & Farm Calf Pen 350217 Review

Post by TripleF » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:12 pm

Rotten wrote:I had been looking at the Calf Pen to add to my collection before I saw your review but as I don't have safe queens it had to be pocket worthy. Glad to see that your experience aligned with my thoughts from just looking at it online. Saved me some cash and a place in the collection for a more well thought out knife.
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Re: GEC Field & Farm Calf Pen 350217 Review

Post by cody6268 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:39 pm

Your thoughts on the "One Arm Razor" blade was what swapped me over to the Bull Buster; which is about the same cost. The reason I was more interested in the Calf Pen originally was it had two blades (one locking) in styles I liked; and the screwdriver liner like the old British Army/Navy knives; and at a nice price of just over $70. I like something I can pocket carry and not need a sheath or slip (even with big patterns I find myself carrying on a belt more than the pocket).

But some makers do a pretty good One Arm blade. I've had no problem pocketing the Boker USA 495 Barlow, which has a Razor main blade and is just a bit smaller than the Calf Pen.

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