Lets talk GEC!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Yes. I don't let it get to me any more. Usually just shake my head, and move along. I was just explaining WHY I don't look for many GEC's any more. I'm on a stand by list for one of the bloodwood 38's, but if it doesn't happen, I just don't care. I have more knives than I will ever use as it is. Missing one more pretty toy is no big deal to me.

    edit: speaking of too many knives.... I touched up the edge on my 2019 forum knife yesterday, and I think that may be the sharpest knife I own, with the possible exception of my two Otter Messers.... but MAN, that thing is a brawny razor blade...
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  2. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Loving this new 85 crown lifter- thanks GEC and Mike (CK)!

  3. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2019
    I hadnt thought of the similarities of gec and ammo. Suppliers of both become almost instantly out of stock as soon as they get a whiff. What you can find, is marked up so high to price any rational person out of the ability to buy. Only the rich can afford inflated prices of gec and ammo, yet they are both normally priced for the average joe.
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  4. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Thank you, John!
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  5. Spydergirl88

    Spydergirl88 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I like the almost orange color of these scales [​IMG]
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  6. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    My focus shifted back to modern folders a few years ago, and looking at GEC "from the outside" it feels surreal to think back to the time -- not that long ago, really! -- when it was possible to just...browse through GEC knives in stock at dealers. :eek:

    I've held onto my sole remaining GEC, my beloved stainless Viper, through many rounds of thinning out my collection. I can't even imagine trying to track this knife down these days.

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  7. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    GEC's "Whats Happening" has been stuck in time for a while. Is there one more SFO going on again?
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  8. Jiki

    Jiki Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Someone :rolleyes: had been mentioning a CK 85 SFO. But that is purely speculation and unfounded jibber jabber that you see on the internet.:eek::oops:
  9. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    I gave up telling my wife “but this is GEC’s LAST SFO” a while ago. Not that I will probably be able to get whatever is being made if that’s the case.
  10. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    Oh... yeah Wharn... you can't make that plea too early. Bargaining chips are also important.
    GEC knife collecting is political!!!
  11. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Here we go!
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  12. mcc850

    mcc850 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2020
    Where is @Jiki with the GEC insider info on what color the jig bone 38s will be?:D
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  13. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    We need to know!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
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  14. Jiki

    Jiki Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Come on now, there are GEC employees that are not allowed in the dye/jigging room.
    Now if I had to guess, (I will because it's the internet) a dark chestnut or antique brown.

    Oh and I'm still predicting a 73 or 83 after the 38s. I will have to go back to the Ouija board after that.
  15. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Ya done good there. That wood is fantastic.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:.
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    A #73 or #83 slip joint would probably get me off the fence... locking models would not.
  17. rcs86

    rcs86 Wanna be lawn master/duck hunter Platinum Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2018
    OK, so I really appreciate that I am still alive after my wife saw this mail call today.... A huge shout out to @tbode1 (Terry), for selling me all of this group except for the Esky Zulu, which came from @marsturm (Paul). Once again, I just love that Blade Forums members help each other out. I'm excited for these to get some pocket time!

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  18. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 15, 2019
    I'm not sure there could possibly be a better mail call than this! If yiou remain married, then all I can say is Well Played Friend, Well Played!
  19. t.willy

    t.willy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    The 2019 forum knife is the very best of them all IMHO. :D:thumbsup:
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  20. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    Nice work! There are a lot of nice knives there, but that ebony crown lifter is a grail knife for me.
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