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Username Post: GEC #23 & #73        (Topic#878602)
wescobts
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05-16-10 11:08.08 - Post#2130741    



So I am looking at these and can't see a real big difference between the two? Is it the size ? steel ?
 


arty
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05-16-10 11:33.11 - Post#2130753    


    In response to wescobts

The 23 is a huge knife, about 4 1/2" closed. The 73 is about 3 3/4" closed with a 3 1/16" blade. The 23 is about the size of a Buck 110 and heavy.
 
GregFL
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05-16-10 12:02.49 - Post#2130773    


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  • arty Said:
The 23 is a huge knife, about 4 1/2" closed. The 73 is about 3 3/4" closed with a 3 1/16" blade. The 23 is about the size of a Buck 110 and heavy.



I have both and arty is right about the 23. A standard size for a trapper (i.e. Queen) is 4 1/8" long and when placed next to a GEC 23 trapper it is seems small. The 23 is a handful unless you have really large paws. The 73 is a well built (stout) knife, but very pocketable.
 
slysir
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05-16-10 14:33.45 - Post#2130887    


    In response to arty

  • arty Said:
The 23 is a huge knife, about 4 1/2" closed. The 73 is about 3 3/4" closed with a 3 1/16" blade. The 23 is about the size of a Buck 110 and heavy.



The #23 is a big knife, but I don't consider it huge. Here it is next to a 110. It's smaller, thinner, and weighs less because it doesn't have brass bolsters.





It's about the same size and weight as my Benchmade Grip that I EDC.




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In fit and finnish, the GEC out classes them all


John

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arty
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05-17-10 01:25.59 - Post#2131084    


    In response to slysir

What does the 23 weigh? I don't have one, just a 72.
I consider anything that would be hard to pocket "huge" for a pocket knife.
Is the 23 the same size as the Queen Mountain Man?
 
Beawolf
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05-17-10 03:02.27 - Post#2131127    


    In response to arty

The 23 really needs a belt pouch/sheath. A.G.Russell sells a nice vertical one and Sharpshooter Sheath Systems makes a really good horizontal one. Check them out. The 23 is too big/heavy for comfortable pocked carry IMO. I am not a denim wearer anymore , however.
Beawolf
 
wescobts
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05-17-10 09:07.45 - Post#2131344    


    In response to Beawolf

Thanks guys Good to know, size and weight is a factor for me. It's just they are soooo nice, been thinking long on getting one.
 
slysir
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05-17-10 09:54.53 - Post#2131375    


    In response to wescobts

#23 with a #73

I carried a 110 for about 10yrs in my back pocket...you get used to the weight


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wescobts
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05-17-10 11:27.53 - Post#2131438    


    In response to slysir

Slysir, just saw this pic on the gallery Super nice knives, I am thinking a double blade #73, and use it for serious outdoor work, and carry it in a vertical sheath.
 
slysir
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05-17-10 11:36.26 - Post#2131448    


    In response to wescobts

  • wescobts Said:
Slysir, just saw this pic on the gallery Super nice knives, I am thinking a double blade #73, and use it for serious outdoor work, and carry it in a vertical sheath.



wescobts

You'll be pleased with the fit and finish of any of the GEC's...

look at them at www.knivesshipfree...it's hard to make a final decision!

The good Dr. and his lovely bride are great to do business with

John

P.S. Try not to get distracted with all the other trinkets
 


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