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William H. Maher and Emil Grosh started the Maher & Grosh Wholesale Cutlery Co. in 1877 with a goal to sell high quality US manufactured cutlery globally. The original business dissolved in 1988, but the brand has since been resurrected.
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Re: 2019

Post by sunknife » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:52 am

kootenay joe wrote:What a solid looking knife and with 3 blades close to full size it will last a full lifetime of daily use. It seems unfair to not use these knives.
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I carried mine for the remainder of the day in the pocket sheath but then put it away. Some I decide to use right away and others
I just take out and appreciate for awhile and then they eventually become users. I think your'e right though kj, it just looks like one that needs to be carried and used. :)
Tsar Bomba wrote: Fighting an internal war ever since my Appy version arrived over buying another Appy model for this very reason... ::paranoid::

It is a beautiful knife and eminently usable. Feels just right in hand. I have an Osage orange version of the Tidioute (punch instead of spey blade) coming and that should help me decide which to put in the carry rotation.
Like you I also have the osage version with punch coming TB. I've already made up my mind to make an user out of it, love that punch blade. :)
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Re: 2019

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:36 am

I just opened up the package with my M&G "Texas $2 Ranger" knife and i am so pleased i need to post right away and will get pictures up as soon as i can. The Appalousa bone on this knife is the most attractive i have seen and it suits this pattern perfectly. The fit, finish, blade action and grinds and edges all are so well done there is nowhere even a slight hint of an 'issue'. All is happiness and joy for the knife lover. This is a very fine knife. My sincere Thanks to the M&G gents for bringing about this knife. I could not be more pleased.
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Re: 2019

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:37 am

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Re: 2019

Post by Chase » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:27 pm

Just received my 3 knives in the mail today....These are mighty fine knives. Once again Roger and Ken hit it outta the park.

Thank you gentlemen!

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Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:27 pm

I am so impressed with the two that I bought. I would put these up there with the Waynorth knives. If that is what you we’re trying to achieve, well done.
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Re: 2019

Post by peanut740 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:18 am

Thanks guys.Mark,we go for all the bells and whistles on our offerings.
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Re: 2019

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:58 pm

Here is my M&G "Texas $2 Ranger" knife. These pictures do not show the Appaloosa bone well. It is more attractive in person but looks a bit 'washed out' here. It is very attractive, more so than i had anticipated. A very fine knife in all regards right up to the sharp blade edges.
If any of these are left i suggest you seriously consider getting one. This run came as close to perfection as possible.
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Post by peanut740 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:49 am

Thanks for the endorsement Roland! :D
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Re: 2019

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:42 am

You are welcome Roger. I always try to report accurately to help other collectors who might be thinking of buying the same knife.
If anyone is giving a pass on this M&G Texas Ranger whittler, they will be missing out on an exceptionally fine knife. It is my honest opinion and i can't see that anyone could disagree.
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Edit to add pictures just taken that are a little better than my first attempt.
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Re: 2019

Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:16 pm

peanut740 wrote:We have been bouncing a couple different patterns around with Bill at GEC.They made so many small boys knives,it hasn't given them a lot of space for outside orders catching up for their dealers.We should know something in the not too distance future. ::tu::
I want to see Maher & Grosh order/offer some #86 $2 steel single blade knives in (smooth Honey bone , sawcut oily creek bone , & blueberry wavy peach-seed jigged bone ) Only BladeForums is offering a single blade #86. They sold out two months ago , before production. If you want to sell out faster , single blades are a must. I own 4 GEC knives with wavy peach-seed jigging. I'll buy any GEC knife with that wavy peach-seed jigging. I have one arm and I love that wavy feel in my hand.

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Re: 2019

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:26 pm

What is a #86 pattern ? I cannot find it on the GEC website.
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Re: 2019

Post by JohnR » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:15 pm

kootenay joe wrote:What is a #86 pattern ? I cannot find it on the GEC website.
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Roland, it's an upcoming new pattern from GEC, it may be a jumbo jack, should be going into production soon, sure would make a stunning Maher&Grosh 2 blade jumble in ebony.
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Re: 2019

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:24 pm

Thank you John. Usually a "Jumbo jack" would be about 4 1/2" or larger. I would call this one a "Regular jack".
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Post by JohnR » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:59 am

kootenay joe wrote:Thank you John. Usually a "Jumbo jack" would be about 4 1/2" or larger. I would call this one a "Regular jack".
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Roland, Levine has Jumbo's defined as 3 7/8" to 4 1/4" with corresponding width or girth if I remember right. This 3 3/4" Challenge and 3 7/8 Winchester are a good example of the difference, you can see how much heavier built the Winchester is. I heard a rumor that the new GEC 86 will be similar.
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Re: 2019

Post by kootenay joe » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:29 pm

Thanks John. Levine's book is amazing really. I have read and re-read it a great many times and yet there still is basic info that i have missed.
I had never read the details on page 179 where he calls a stout Sleeveboard Jack over 3 5/8" a "Jumbo Jack". All the other knives considered to be 'Jumbo' are much bigger.
But Levine says the Jumbo Jack is a Sleeveboard not a Regular Jack and the difference between these two is in the bolsters. A Sleeveboard ( and therefore Jumbo) has rounded bolsters whereas the Regular has 'corners' on the bolsters. Think of the old Queen Barlow for a good example of rounded bolsters.
The GEC #86 does not have rounded bolsters so it is a Regular Jack, not a Sleeveboard and therefore not a Jumbo.
I just learned a lot here by carefully re-reading page 179. Neat. Always more to learn.
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