2019 GEC 86 Oil Field Jack and Forum Knife Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
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    My forum knife showed up on Monday and the WayNorth Black Jack showed up yesterday. Both are absolutely beautiful.

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    Edited to add just for fun: Here’s a Hawaiian monk seal we saw at the beach yesterday. A little blurry, the photo is zoomed in since I’m far away.
     
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  2. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Nice:thumbsup: did dropping the kick effect the backspring at all?
     
  3. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    It always does, but the relationship is more logarithmic than linear, meaning the amount of backspring drop is so much less than the drop in blade height. You can feel it, but mostly because the liners are cut so square. If the liners had been buffed prior to hafting, or if I went back over this thing and buffed it, you probably wouldn't notice. In other words - I've seen more unflush springs from the factory than this now sits.
     
  4. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    I hear you on all points, I was just curious to what extent if any? I've done some with no difference to the backsprings then on some others it was noticeable. I just tweaked a case knife that arrived that had raised (sharp) backsprings when blades were closed, I hit them with 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper and it makes it so much less noticeable.
     
  5. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    Very excellent, Dylan :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  6. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    Here's one I didn't expect. Right time, right place and all that...
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  7. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Looking for one of those myself. Nice looking white bone.

    Russell
     
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  8. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I'll snap a photo in good light in the morning for you. It really isn't much, a fraction of a millimeter, and I dropped the blade as far as possible to still open it without cutting a little round out of the frame. Makes a big difference in hand, almost doesn't feel like it's there except for up at the tang.
     
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  9. NewBlades16

    NewBlades16 Gold Member Gold Member

    871
    Dec 28, 2015
    My favorite etch.
     
  10. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    715
    May 27, 2016
    I’m nearly certain I won’t end up with one of these, but as someone who knows their knives I’m glad you got one because I have a question you could probably answer. Is there any difference in appearance or feel of the handle material? I noticed they were specifically calling it “stabilized smooth white bone” rather than simply “smooth white bone” so I was curious if there was a discernible difference.
     
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  11. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    861
    Mar 17, 2015
    Really happy with the 86's. Have an oil sucker rod wood, tortoise that is currently out to be modded to a single blade, and ended up with two forum knives. Figured I would keep one and sell the other, but was celebrating the holidays with a buddy of mine who notoriously beats on his traditional knives. He's also a big sheepfoot fan, so I gave him the other, figuring he would put this one through its paces as well!
     
  12. coolhand68

    coolhand68 Gold Member Gold Member

    979
    Mar 12, 2006
    Does anyone know how many Waynorth Black Jacks were produced for this run?
     
  13. coolhand68

    coolhand68 Gold Member Gold Member

    979
    Mar 12, 2006
    Does anyone know how many Waynorth Black Jacks were produced for this run?
     
  14. MerryMadMonk

    MerryMadMonk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 22, 2011
    No discernible difference that I can see or feel.
     
  15. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Charlie told me there are 500 made! :D

    Dave
     
  16. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Charlie told me there are 500 made!:D

    Dave
     
  17. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    My last 86 came in and even though I told myself I wouldn't get into these I'm extremely pleased with this trio.

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  18. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    Sorry duplicate
     
  19. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Thank you, fellas. I'm quite fond of the 86 pattern and am very pleased with the ones I've managed to scoop up. I am inclined to seek out some vintage examples of the jumbo jacks and am hoping that if Charlie makes it to the Oregon show in a few months, that he will have some good stuff with him (he always does).

    I have the one in Stag with me today.

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  20. BigKurtHaze

    BigKurtHaze

    700
    Aug 2, 2015
    Here’s my trio. [​IMG]
     

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