GEC specializes in highly collectable and premium quality usable pocket knives. The company's USA manufactured knives have quickly proven to be a big hit with both collectors and users who seek quality American craftsmanship.
So I'm looking at the new 78 American Jack. Nice knife. I start to wonder why they would put the small pen blade in front of the large blade. Since the larger, main blade would probably get more use, wouldn't it make more sense to put the small blade on the other side?
Anyone have any thoughts on this? Click on image to enlarge. (Photo from GEC Website)
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GEC has done this ever so often through the years -- why?? -- who knows?? In 2011 the pattern#85 had the secondary blade behind the main -- then 2012 the secondary blade in front ?? also found an older Robeson like so* browsing the AAPK gallery -- seems to be used a lot on the "EZ-Open" jacks more so than others ?? I think this has been done at random, by different mfg's over the years ( see link)
I've been pretty busy buying since returning to my first love,,,,pocketknives! Just got these two in the last couple weeks and have a few more coming in soon as well. Really liking the #78 pattern! Gary Kifer CutleryClassics SFO and the standard two bladed Tidioute, in smooth cow bone.