GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

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

Postby Drukai » Fri May 05, 2017 10:44 pm

I think this was a Chris Tenney(sp) SFO of 25pcs..wish I didn't miss out on this run..they are very unique..and I love trappers
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby RalphAlsip » Tue May 30, 2017 11:46 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Did anyone else have a look at the mammoth Hawthornes and if so, what do you think of the mammoth ?
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Roland, I also participated in the 10 minutes long Northwoods Hawthorne sale :) . I wasn't interested in mammoth for this pattern, but I did scan over them quickly and none of them tempted me. I find it challenging to buy a knife under the pressure to make a decision and complete the transaction before the knife sells to someone who is faster. So far, I have not been disappointed with my "luck of the draw".

I did end up getting a stag Hawthorne (see below). My preference was the clip blade variation, but they sold much faster so the wharncliffe variations were easier to sift through to make a selection. The stag slabs are reasonably thin and symmetrical (the way I prefer) on this one.

This pattern would appeal to me in a lockback variation ala the Case 6151L, Remington R1253 bullet, or the Winchester variation made for Napanoch - in case anyone from Northwoods reads this :)
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby kootenay joe » Wed May 31, 2017 4:59 pm

Good looking Hawthorne ! and i too think the clip blade is better suited to this knife.
I wanted a clip blade with outstanding mammoth handles but i did not see one which is good in that i should not have been spending money. I have some very nice mammoth on GEC & Northwoods knives. To add more i want comparable mammoth which seems to be getting hard to find.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:11 pm

I just won a GEC "Cripple Creek" Trapper Jack (my name for this pattern). Built on a #73 frame so is 3 3/4" which i think is a great size, i prefer it over the 4 1/2" #23. And it should have flush & square joints for a touch of 'class'. Prior to seeing this one on ebay i did not know they existed. There is one in Stag shown earlier in this thread (page 1 ?)
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Postby edge213 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:41 am

Joe, beautiful!
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Postby kootenay joe » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:05 am

Thank you. It does look to be a substantial knife. Not sure but might have been made in 2010 ? That was when GEC was still making some springs far too stiff so i hope this knife is not a nail breaker.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby TheMadHungarian » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:43 am

All the GEC BFC SFO Annual knives for the Traditional sub forum.

2011 EO Bullet Jack

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2012 Wharncliffe Trapper

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2013 Congress Jack

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2014 Stag Jack

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2016 Harness Jack

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Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:09 pm

My only contributions to this thread are the 2013, 2014 AAPK knives (sold the 2015) and Lyle's Lick Creek Farmer's Jack.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:44 pm

All 3 are great looking knives Jerry.
KSF has just announced that a new Northwoods knife will go on sale Tuesday.
Does anyone know what pattern this will be ? It is possible that this Northwoods is not GEC made but from Queen.
Let's see what the AAPK sleuths can find.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby robbobus » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:01 am

I picked up one of the C Risner red 78 sfo's today.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby Tsar Bomba » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:11 am

kootenay joe wrote:KSF has just announced that a new Northwoods knife will go on sale Tuesday.
Does anyone know what pattern this will be ? It is possible that this Northwoods is not GEC made but from Queen.
Let's see what the AAPK sleuths can find.

Edit: Whoops, juxtaposed the date on KJ's post with the one following it. My bad. Move along. Nothing to see here... ::facepalm:: ::facepalm::::facepalm::
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:28 am

That post was from Aug. 4th. As far as i know there is nothing to miss out on this coming Tuesday.
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P.S. Robbo, that's a great looking 78 ! One of the best so far.

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

Postby robbobus » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:49 am

I agree KJ. Usually a 2 blade jack guy, I've an ebony 78 waiting at the parcel pickup and a stag on order, both 2 blades. But these red micartas are sweet, and a most excellent retailer to boot. I read this particular variant was available for almost 2 hours before all were claimed.

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

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:53 am

Have the Stag 78's already been made ?
Are they an SFO or are they going out to numerous GEC dealers ?
Nice slender Stag would be excellent on this knife.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby robbobus » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:47 am

The stags have not yet made it to dealers shelves. I agree on slender stag, I have a 77 factory 2nd in stag. A 2nd as the stag was a wee bittoo thin and burned through a hare in a few spots. But its a winner in my pocket.


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