GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby m0nk » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:10 am

David, that's good to know. It tells me that GEC didn't make any adjustments after the last run. Maybe a little hubris on GEC's part, it seems. More than one data point goes into that statement. Read TSA's blog for how their distributors get treated, so what's a customer to do? </GEC criticism>

Nevertheless, I love my Mudbug. It's my new weekend knife. A little too big to take to the office in my EDC rotation, although it has fallen into my pocket a couple times now, not sure how that happened! Pairs nicely with a Beer Scout or a #14 boy's knife.

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Postby Gunstock Jack » Wed May 02, 2018 9:13 pm

Check out the new "Ancient TC Barlow" commissioned by Waynorth:
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These will look 'old' right out of the package.
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This edition will be coming up on GEC's schedule soon!
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Postby kootenay joe » Wed May 02, 2018 10:46 pm

I bet it is sold out already and become one of the 'most appreciated' of the GEC Barlows. Appreciate as in price as well.
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Postby Tsar Bomba » Wed May 02, 2018 11:08 pm

Good bet.

According to a notification sent out by CollectorKnives, they will not be taking reservations on any TC Barlow runs going forward because they keep crashing their reservation server.

Let the lolly scramble commence!
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Postby gsmith7158 » Thu May 03, 2018 12:44 am

Tsar Bomba wrote:Good bet.

According to a notification sent out by CollectorKnives, they will not be taking reservations on any TC Barlow runs going forward because they keep crashing their reservation server.

Let the lolly scramble commence!

I don't really understand that. It looks like the lolly scramble would be worse on the website. ::shrug::
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Postby Tsar Bomba » Thu May 03, 2018 1:23 am

CK uses a mobile phone/web app that was built for school reminders to announce their reservations being opened up. In the last run of TCs and the subsequent #77 NF Barlows, they went with a lottery system instead of reservations and used the school reminder setup to point people to ANOTHER third-party service which accepted email addresses for the lottery draws themselves. I'm assuming one of these systems crashed during the rush to sign up for the lotteries, meaning no more "lottery scrambles".

I haven't seen an indication that they are planning on going back to the first-reserved, first served system they use for most other GEC releases.

Hopefully clarification is forthcoming. You can't even respond through the school reminder system to ask a question such as this, so we're probably not going to find out until the day reservations are opened, lotteries are held, or knives themselves go up for sale.

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Postby Gunstock Jack » Thu May 03, 2018 1:38 am

Contact me. ::hmm::
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Postby gsmith7158 » Thu May 03, 2018 1:54 am

Gunstock Jack wrote:Contact me. ::hmm::

Aha, Barry does that mean we've got a man on the inside. :D
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Postby Gunstock Jack » Thu May 03, 2018 2:57 am

Definitely, maybe. ::pray::
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Postby robbobus » Thu May 17, 2018 12:26 am

Not really an SFO but I noticed GEC and TSAknives is doing a fundraiser for Wounded Warrior project. All 30 buttons GEC has had made for the various NON sfo knives are all available in a special package available at tsa for $75. All proceeds to the project, GEC donated the buttons.

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Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:49 pm

I WANT TO SEE THE NEW GEC#29 KNIFE FOR THE NEXT AAPK MEMBERSHIP KNIFE. BLOOD RED JIGGED BONE , SMOOTH OILY CREEK BONE , AUTUMN LEAF JIGGED BONE , OR BLUEBERRY JIGGED BONE WOULD MAKE A GREAT CHOICE.
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Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:26 pm

Way to early at the moment. Usually happens in October, November. ::nod::
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Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:22 am

I like the way Onearmbladejunkie is thinking, personally. ::tu::

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Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Sun May 12, 2019 10:50 am

This Frank's SFO is being made right now. Frank's GEC#12 SFO Toothpick Blood red bone.
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Postby L0wlife » Thu May 16, 2019 5:00 pm

I found a light red jigged bone auto on ebay. stuck in until the bitter end and the selling price was just too high for me (today)

I'm still after one if any become available. I LOVE that knife!
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