Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

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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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:26 pm

Right now there are 13 Northwoods "Little Bay" knives for sale on ebay thanks to flippers. I might buy one but i don't want to 'feed a flipper' by paying way over original price. Approximately what did this sell for on KSF ?
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Railsplitter » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:59 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Right now there are 13 Northwoods "Little Bay" knives for sale on ebay thanks to flippers. I might buy one but i don't want to 'feed a flipper' by paying way over original price. Approximately what did this sell for on KSF ?
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I didn't get in on the lolly scramble so I didn't get to see the original dealer price myself. The same question was asked on another forum and someone responded saying they were priced in the $160-$170 price range for the Micarta versions.

I bought two Micarta Little Bays on the secondary market and I paid $150 for the Red and $180 for the Denim. Both brand new with leather slip and coin. The leather slips are quite nice but unfortunately, I have no use for them.

I didn't want to pay that much but now that the buying process is over, I don't regret it for a second. The Little Bays are fantastic little knives with an awesome little Clip blade, steel liners and bolsters, and some really nice cover options. I'm exercising restraint right now trying not to make an offer on that Burlap Micarta on Ebay. The only thing holding me back is that it's a KSF photo and may not be the actual knife I'll receive.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:20 pm

Thanks for the info. You did very well. The re-sellers made little to no profit.
I don't mind paying extra to a re-seller as long as it is a 'reasonable' amount. I did pay $230 for a very nice Stag Northwoods "Hawthorne" which might have been a bit more than $50 over KSF price but i have seen others sell at $300.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:15 pm

I just received a stag GEC Northfield 362209, which GEC calls a "Sunfish" pattern, 4 1/4". This stag suits this knife Perfectly !
In pics below i compare it's size with the GEC #46, the "Whaler" pattern which at 4 3/8" is 1/8" longer, closed. The Whaler is also bigger from spine to top edge of liners, and this allows for a much deeper master blade. The master on the 46 is 3" and only 1/16" shorter on the #36. The secondary on the #46 is 2 1/8" which is 1/4" longer than the secondary on the 36 which is 1 7/8" long.
I had wondered how these 2 patterns compared size-wise so i'm posting this info in case others are also interested in the comparison.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby JohnR » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:27 am

Both of those are stunning KJ!

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:26 pm

Thanks John. I don't know how fast these sold when first released but the GEC Toenail (aka Sunfish) pattern is in demand right now.
They are impressive to look at and to handle but i cannot see myself carrying & using one of these. They are heavy in the pocket and the broad handle is not comfortable in my hand compared to a Jack, Stockman, etc.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby hk1123 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:20 pm

kj - I wish there was a "like" button - is that Whaler in E.I.?

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:24 am

Yes it is elephant ivory. I think 3 were made with ivory handles.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby jzwhts » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:19 am

https://www.flickr.com/gp/26946687@N06/Y47E89

First post here, trying to figure out pics. Anyway mammoth ivory 36 came home with me today.

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Tsar Bomba » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:58 am

::welcome:: (back) to AAPK, jzwhts! That's an awfully nice toe, I can imagine it set you back a pretty penny for what those knives are fetching these days. :shock: Bet it's worth every dime, though! ::nod:: Outstanding ivory on a favorite pattern of mine. ::tu::

I'm sure Jerry & Co. will be around shortly with the welcome wagon and a note about the forum guidelines for pics. I went ahead and uploaded a copy of your GEC for thread posterity (basically, pics get uploaded not linked so that threads can be referenced years later without a ton of "NOT FOUND" thumbnails from Flickr and Photobucket). Our great users have done yeoman's work creating a thread with an easy-to-follow guide to posting photos on AAPK (which is good because we love pics here :mrgreen: ) - you can find that thread by clicking here. It should give you all the details you need to share photos here.

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I was able to quickly grab a postable copy of your photo using the Flickr download feature (in case the picture thread doesn't say so, the forum has a 1200x1000 size limit for uploads). This happens to be exactly what I do with the pics I back up to Flickr from my phone - I go to the Flickr photo page, hit the "Download" button under the photo (looks like an arrow pointing down with a horizontal line underneath it) and then the "View all sizes" option, and I click the "Download the Large 1024 size of this photo" which looks good and still fits on AAPK. Saves a lot of time compared to picture resizing, for sure. :wink:

Thanks for sharing your knife and enjoy the forum! Lots of friendly and whipsmart, very knowledgeable folks around so feel free to ask or share anything -- no need to wait 3 years to post your next forum post! :lol:
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby Drukai » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:04 am

The Blade Forums TC Barlow..I think it's a catch and release tho..not sure if I like I would carry it enough
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby DM11 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:34 pm

This GEC 35 came in today.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:32 pm

A Northwoods Fremont with acrylic handles just sold on ebay for $670.
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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby FarSide » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:01 pm

kootenay joe wrote:A Northwoods Fremont with acrylic handles just sold on ebay for $670.
kj


That's completely crazy. I would have paid at least $800 ::smirk:: :)

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Re: Mail Call, Post Your New GECs.

Postby americanedgetech » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:47 pm

I don't get it myself FarSide... I would never pay over 125.00 for any knife. ::undecided::
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