#29 Stockyard Whittler Rambles into GEC Lineup

Great Eastern Cutlery is adding a new model to its 2019 catalog, the #29 Stockyard Whittler. The Stockyard Whittler is optimized to pack in multiple utility cutting options while retaining a slim overall profile.

As the name suggests, the Stockyard Whittler is a riff on the multibladed Stockman-style knife, with a reconfigured handle pattern and set of blades. Its frame measures about 3.5 inches long, a double-bolstered humpback shape. The two ‘main’ blades are a clip point and a sheepsfoot; on the back end of the knife, on the same pivot as the sheepsfoot, is an awl. All three blades are made from GEC’s tried and true 1095 carbon steel, and according to the company they all open and shut with half stops. If you’d prefer to have a more traditional, Stockman-like third blade in lieu of the awl, a version with a spey blade will be made under the Maher & Grosh brand.

Ergonomically, the humpback pattern’s hump affords users a slightly concavity for their thumb along the spine, regardless of which way the knife is being held. Dimensions are always a concern with multibladed traditional knives but the Whittler brings everything in as close as possible; the sheepsfoot buries very deep in the handle and the the clip point comes down lower than one might expect. The opening method is, as expected, conventional nail marks across the board.

Scale and trim options for the Whittler are characteristically plentiful. The knife is coming out in Tidioute, Northfield, and Maher & Grosch configurations; the Maher & Grosch model features the aforementioned spey blade instead of awl, and the Northfield model comes with pinched bolsters. Snakewood, Gabon ebony, and multiple acrylics are among the varieties inbound.

The #29 Stockyard Whittler is set to arrive with dealers imminently.

Knife in Featured Image: Great Eastern Cutlery #29 Stockyard Whittler

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