GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

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

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:55 pm

Barry told me he has an SFO coming in the new #15 Beer Scout pattern. It's going to be handled in Brazilian Bloodwood with Robeson style shield (bow-tie or gimp).

I've become infatuated with the Beer Scout and discovered the yellow ones (Sunbrite Acrylic) glows in the dark. It is the same material as the Nifebrite Acrylic but coated with yellow on the back. There will be two bone versions, smooth ivory and chestnut sawcut. Ebony and cocobolo will also be available.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby singin46 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:19 am

Yes Jerry, I have two already paid for and on the way, sunbrite and tortoise shell acrylic. With smooth bone coming in sometime next week. Also going to get one of Barry's SFOs whenever they pop! Also have a TC in Evergreen coming in any day. Also, there will be Soda Scouts as well in Micarta and other materials I wasnt interested in.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:28 am

I haven't seen and didn't know about the Soda Scouts.

Barry thought his shipment would show up yesterday but since it didn't, maybe today. At first I was going to get one of the yellow acrylics but now I'm leaning toward a smooth white bone. ::shrug::
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby singin46 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:32 am

Yes, Im giving the sunbrite to a friend, to introduce him to the label. I will be keeping the smooth bone, tortoise and the SFO of course.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:41 am

Since I'm only getting one, I'm in a bit of a quandary.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby singin46 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:29 am

Quandary over what, Jerry? Which to get?
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby habitant400 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:26 pm

Hey Jerry

I have many of the GEC knives, including some with sunbrite covers. For what its worth, in my opinion, the tortoise shell is the most desirable of the covers released to date. To me, the shield looks best on the tortoise.

That said, if you don't have one of the glow in the dark (heat activated) covers, this knife would be very cool too.

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

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:06 am

singin46 wrote:Quandary over what, Jerry? Which to get?

Yup.


habitant400 - Glad you're happy with the acrylic tortoise shell but that's part of my problem. I'm more of a natural material kind of guy. ::shrug::
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby singin46 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:21 am

Stick to your guns if you're not ready for acrylic, Jerry! I understand completetly, like I said, the smooth bone is coming my way too.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:46 am

Perry, I have a half-dozen Acrylics but right now, it has to be pretty special to add another.
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby singin46 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:52 am

Aww man, jump on that thing then!
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby habitant400 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:37 am

I used to not want the acrylics either, but then I convinced myself that GEC was doing such a great job with them that they had to be collected. Some of them are really one of a kind works of art.

I like all the covers. After more than 200 hundred knives, the only one I've questioned was a primitive bone that seemed to have enough factory body work to no longer be considered primitive.

The smooth bone gets better with use.

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

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:40 am

habitant400 wrote:I used to not want the acrylics either, but then I convinced myself that GEC was doing such a great job with them that they had to be collected. Some of them are really one of a kind works of art.

I like all the covers. After more than 200 hundred knives, the only one I've questioned was a primitive bone that seemed to have enough factory body work to no longer be considered primitive.

The smooth bone gets better with use.



That is hilarious...I literally Laughed Out Loud about that primitive bone comment! :lol: :lol:

Good points all around. I, like Jerry, am not really "into" acrylic covers, and yet, I can't deny that some of those GEC's with acrylic scales are quite attractive. So, I can totally understand Jerry's dilemma. Since so many of us respect Jerry's opinions, this makes for some pretty high drama...what will Jerry choose? ::hmm::
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby MITCH RAPP » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:42 am

8) Man! That is one sweet GEC! any knife with the word Beer in the title............Well you can count me in. :mrgreen: ::tu::
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Re: GREAT EASTERN PRIVATE LABEL, CLUB KNIVES & SFO's

Postby singin46 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:08 am

That's right, Bill,,,,I I mean, Mitch! :mrgreen:
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