New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

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New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby Gunstock Jack » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:06 pm

GEC has announced a run of 66 stock knives right after the 38s. This little (3 1/2") serpentine stockman features a lot of blade in a compact package, and is on my "favorites" list.

This is the latest info:

Tidioute:
Jigged Bone - color to be determined
Gabon Ebony Wood
OD Green Canvas Micarta

Northfield:
Jigged Bone - color to be determined
Acrylic
Sambar Stag

::ds:: ::ds:: ::ds:: ::ds:: ::ds::
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby 313 Mike » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:48 am

Yes! Great news indeed, very happy to hear this.I have been waiting for another run of 66's for a while now. Barry if you could please post here as any additional info flows in, it sure would be appreciated! ::handshake::
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby supratentorial » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:49 pm

Nice to see another run of these knives. ::tu:: One of my favorite GEC patterns for general use.

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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:55 am

Approximately what is the time period from GEC beginning a run and those knives becoming available at the dealers ? about 4 weeks ??
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:48 pm

Barry good to see a post from you. I hope all is well with you and yours.
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:39 am

I have 2 GEC # 66, a Harness jack & A Double End jack. This size & shape i think is perfect for a pocket knife.
It is 3 1/2" but sturdy, more so than a slender 3 1/2" Pen knife. These are 2 of my favorite GEC's. Even though my pics are not very good you can still see why they are favorites.
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby 313 Mike » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:56 am

Nice ones KJ! Here are my three 66's... Moose, Jack, and a recently acquired mink skinner in sea glass perylic. Looking forward to adding a calf roper to the family!
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby 313 Mike » Wed May 17, 2017 10:16 pm

Has any further word trickled out on these yet?
Northfield bone color?
Any kind of time frame?
I think the 54's are about finished, and the 38's are in production now...does that mean the 66's are on deck? ::pace:: ::
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby Tsar Bomba » Fri May 19, 2017 1:07 am

Trying to grasp the ephemera of the GEC production schedule is like trying to herd cats. Sure, it can be done if you dedicate enough effort to it, but who has that kind of time or energy? :lol:

Hoping Barry does, and will chime in soon. ::nod::
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby shepdog » Sat May 20, 2017 11:27 am

313 Mike wrote:Has any further word trickled out on these yet?
Northfield bone color?
Any kind of time frame?
I think the 54's are about finished, and the 38's are in production now...does that mean the 66's are on deck? ::pace:: ::


FWIW, and a little off topic, Chris at GEC told me the color of the Northfield acrylic is still TBD.

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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby 313 Mike » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:04 pm

http://greateasterncutlery.net/blog/pro ... -schedule/

GEC updated their production schedule and it looks like the calf ropers are next up! Quite the variety too, very cool, a little something for everybody. I see there is an SFO for Smoky Mountain Knife Works in there, is that a first? ...and it's in what sounds to me like an awesome bone variation too, dark chestnut peachseed...wondering if SMKW has any kind of pre order or if it's just luck of the draw when they happen to pop up on their site...
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby cbnutt » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:20 pm

any of these out yet ? would like to see the blood red one that was a special order .
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby Railsplitter » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:21 pm

cbnutt wrote:any of these out yet ? would like to see the blood red one that was a special order .


A few of them are at dealers now.

Ebony Wood
Antique Autumn
OD Green Canvas Micarta

That's it so far to the best my knowledge but the others are either still in production or soon to be in production. According to the dealer, the Blood Red is expected around mid July. My favorite so far is the Antique Autumn.
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby JohnR » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:38 pm

Picked up one of the antique autumn, it is a nice knife.
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Re: New run of 66 Calf Ropers, or something like them

Postby DM11 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:27 pm

Got a Desert Ironwood today :)
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