The mighty GEC Lumberjack! The SAKs latest arch enemy.
241 grams of Micarta and 1095 Carbon Steel with the coolest shield ever.
11cm long, 1.8cm thick, 0.5cm lanyard hole, 0.4cm thick blade.
The blade is also 8cm long and 3.5cm wide.
The Saw locks (liner lock) and is 8cm long, 0.2mm thick and 2cm wide.
At the end it has a flat screwdriver, 0.8cm wide and 0.1cm thick.
The blade and Saw both have half stops.
The finish is good with decent alignment and nicely finished Micarta. The only complaint is that some of the pins are flush with the Micarta scales whereas some are not; I do not know if that was intentional or not.
The knife feels quite gritty and needs a good clean, though the blade and saw open reasonably easy, for a GEC.
The blade can be used easily as the handle feels nice, but if you try to use the saw you can feel the blade sticking out of the body of the knife, making the grip difficult.
This model is also available with bone and with just the blade but I wanted the Micarta version because of its “industrial” look.
It is made under the Tidioute brand, GECs “user” brand.
The blade came reasonably sharp and though it has a thick spine because of its large width it manages to go down to a reasonably fine edge.
The blade is similar to an “elephant toenail” pattern blade, like the Rough rider shown here with it.
Apparently these blades are good for cutting rope.
The saw is mainly ornamental as the thick teeth are all lined up the one behind the other, whereas in a traditional saw blade one tooth is bend to the left, the next to the right, the one after to the left and so on, enabling the saw to cut whilst allowing saw dust to flow through the teeth and not bog down the saw.
For those who remember these saws, every so often the teeth would line up one after the other after a lot of use and you had to bend them back, away from each other in order to regain the original cutting performance. I think the teeth of the GEC lumberjack have a slight tilt (one side of each tooth thicker than the other) but it is the same for all thus having no effect. Instead of cutting wood they just shred it as shown in the picture. The GEC did the cut on the left, before it got stuck and could not be pulled further. The cut on the right was made by a SAK style Tool Logic Saw.
I am sure they will do some work in an emergency but they will be easily outperformed by even the cheapest no name multitool saw.
The screwdriver should work, though having no idea about the actual hardening and tempering of the blade and taking into account the length of the saw I would not dare to actually use it, unless I was really desperate for a flat screwdriver.
Useless Saw and possibly screwdriver
Expensive for what it actually offers to the user.
For the comparison shots I used a LM wave, a RR elephants toenail, and two victorinox SAKs a Huntsman and a Tinker.