Lets see some GEC Beaver Tail

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by TheJon, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. TheJon

    TheJon

    170
    Apr 12, 2014
    You know I was never a big fan of these until I pick one of them up for cheap, and they've really grown on me, does anyone specifically collect them? I mean they're not the most elegant, but they're just the right amount of fun. I'm gonna have to go look and see how many different models have had a run of Beaver Tail covers.

    Let me see what you all got, show me your beaver tails. And if anyone has a list off hand of which models were made with beaver tail covers I would be grateful.

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  2. nickvnlr

    nickvnlr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 23, 2014
    I've got a few, but I don't have any of the earlier ones. There are quite a few patterns in Brazilian Beaver. Some beavers are not Brazilian.
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  3. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
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    I only have two, one from the last run of 23's and my 97. I haven't carried my 23 beavertail much as I carry the micarta one mostly. But the 97 I have carried quite a bit as it quickly became a favorite of mine. I don't have a good color pic of the 97 that shows its coloring off well but I like this pic of it anyway. The Brazilian cherry is a wonderful wood imho, nice rich color usually. The quirky beaver shield is just a bonus:D:thumbsup:
     
  4. Magizm7

    Magizm7 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 18, 2017
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    An early one on the #73 frame, sadly no longer mine.
     
  5. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    @Magizm7 Those are a nice example, rather tough pull on them but build is very good and as you say an early 2007 model. Mine is No.76 had it since the start.

    Thanks, Will
     
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  6. Magizm7

    Magizm7 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 18, 2017
    Indeed @Will Power, they were well put together. When it came to me the pull wasn't that bad. The white bone was nice but I just couldn't get with the single spey.
     
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  7. Magizm7

    Magizm7 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 18, 2017
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    My only current beaver tail - the underrated 38 special.
     
  8. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
  9. TheJon

    TheJon

    170
    Apr 12, 2014
    I didn't pick up either of those when they came out, but lately as I've been carrying a 43 I've started wondering how those would carry.
    I've thought about trying a 38, they're larger than I realized.
    It's interesting that there isn't a set jigging pattern they use for the beaver tails.
     
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  10. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    For me the 97 carries well despite its length, its relatively thin and well rounded. The 23's I normally carry in a belt sheath as they're a little bit bulkier. Both are great patterns imho, although kind of on the opposite ends when it comes to the pull. The 97's tend to be on the softer side and the 23's on the firmer end.
     

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