GEC 48 Improved Trapper

GEC specializes in highly collectable and premium quality usable pocket knives. The company's USA manufactured knives have quickly proven to be a big hit with both collectors and users who seek quality American craftsmanship.
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GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:56 pm

Looks like GEC is going to make another run of my favorite GEC, the 48 Improved Trapper with the Muskrat blade and the Wharncliffe blade. Last time they were made was 2013.
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby 313 Mike » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:13 am

Are you going to try to jump on one from this run too Jerry? You thinking Tidioute or Northfield? ...

I put in an early reserve "maybe" with Mike at CK for the single blade Northfield in bone...will have to wait to see just what color bone that turns out to be though before I pull the trigger.
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:29 am

I would like to but probably not. I already have two and they're pretty stiff for me to add one just to have another. Hard not to get excited about them though.
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:13 pm

# 488213 Old Tan Jigged Bone
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:22 pm

They are sweet aren't they Roland. If I ever have to divest myself of my pile these will be among the last to go.
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:19 pm

I like the Beaver shield ! And i like the long Pen blade secondary on my Trapper Jack. The Wharncliffe looks 'sharp' but i find for all round use it's hard to beat a Pen blade.
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:02 am

I'll never carry either of those. They're just eye candy to me. I love looking at them.
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby biglmbass » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:24 pm

I do like the 48 slims. Glad to see another run and really jazzed to see more bloodwood from GEC. ::tu::

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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:40 pm

Glenn, are you planning to get any of them?
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby biglmbass » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:20 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Glenn, are you planning to get any of them?


I intend to try to. It's one of my favorite patterns from GEC.

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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:57 pm

The improved Trapper is my top #1 favorite. The #77 Washington Jack is a very close second and there are several in third place but the #48 Improved Trapper tops the list and I don't even like the Trapper pattern all that much. ::shrug::
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby Colonel26 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:22 pm

Oh that trapper is nice! I love the muskrat paired with the wharncliff. Very nice.
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby cbnutt » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:05 pm

anyone know when these will be out for sale ?
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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby biglmbass » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:12 pm

cbnutt wrote:anyone know when these will be out for sale ?


A week to 10 days, I'd guess, as they're just now finishing up the single blade ones.

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Re: GEC 48 Improved Trapper

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:20 pm

James, they're making the single blade versions right now so if a gun was put to my head and I was forced to guess, I'd guess within the next couple of weeks. If you're really interested, send an email to Barry (Gunstock Jack) and ask him. Since he's a dealer, he probably has a better guess than I do. http://www.gunstockjacksknives.com/

Or go to Collector Knives and put in an early reserve ---> http://www.collectorknives.info/cktools ... hp?pid=114

Edit: :lol: Typing at the same time Glenn
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