Help with Unusual #12

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Help with Unusual #12

Postby pappy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:57 pm

Howdy folks! Looking for any info on this #121111 I just got off ebay. I've been collecting 12s since 2010 but this one has me stumped. It has a mirror polished Tidioute stamped blade without etch ,birdseye maple scales and NORTHFIELD bolsters. Never seen another one like it.
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Re: Help with Unusual #12

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:53 pm

Hey pappy. Welcome to AAPK.

If you go look at the 2011 Production Totals PDF, GEC didn't make a 121111 with birdseye maple handles. Soooo I'm going to say it's a rehandle. Beautiful wood.
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Re: Help with Unusual #12

Postby sunknife » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:06 pm

I'm a novice so I know nothing about it but have to comment on it's beauty, nice score Pappy. ::tu::

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Re: Help with Unusual #12

Postby pappy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:59 pm

Hi Jerry, Yeah when I first saw it rehandle was my thought too. But what really got me was the Tidioute blade with Northfield bolsters. My second thought was maybe unmarked proto or maybe an employee made it as a personal knife? Guess I should ask GEC. Seller didn't know much about it. Whatever it is it's beautiful and was done by somebody who knew what they were doing and I'm tickled to death to own it. Toothpicks are my favorite pattern and I've owned a LOT of them (still do) and the GECs are the best!

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Re: Help with Unusual #12

Postby Tsar Bomba » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:57 am

::welcome:: to AAPK, pappy!

That is a pretty sweet 'pick you've got there. Didn't GEC run a lot of protos back in 2011? Even if it's a rehandle or cobbled, it sure is a unique and attractive knife! ::tu::
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Re: Help with Unusual #12

Postby pappy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:22 am

Thanks guys, This makes 19 #12s for me now and I'm still looking! Gotta sit down sometime soon and post some pics.

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Re: Help with Unusual #12

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:21 am

pappy wrote: Gotta sit down sometime soon and post some pics.

Well, yeah.
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Re: Help with Unusual #12

Postby Tsar Bomba » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:02 am

pappy wrote:Thanks guys, This makes 19 #12s for me now and I'm still looking! Gotta sit down sometime soon and post some pics.

:shock:

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Re: Help with Unusual #12

Postby biglmbass » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:26 pm

I doubt it's factory, but it's super nice regardless.

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Re: Help with Unusual #12

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:39 pm

biglmbass wrote:I doubt it's factory, but it's super nice regardless.

Well look who popped up. Glad to see you're still suckin' air, Glenn.
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"The #72 pattern has got to be pretty close to the perfect knife."
--T.J. Murphy 2012


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