kootenay joe wrote:How do you see the value of this knife in specific ? And re-handled GEC knives in general ?
1. Value of this knife: Well, everyone's different. Because of that, some might really like that knife. Me, I don't care for that particular one. It has too much "bling" on it for me. Too fancy. There's too much to look at. Sometimes, less is more.
2. Re-handled GEC knives: Depends on the handle material and if it was done right. By right I mean no spaces between the handle and the bolster. The handle material should be pushed right up against it. No gaps. Smooth, straight, and clean all the way around. And I would have to either see it in person or the photographs would have to be crystal clear with extreme close-ups.
The handle material chosen, as far as I'm concerned, should be of a higher grade of material used in the production knife. Meaning if they originally used Jigged Bone, the new material should be MOP, Mammoth Ivory, Abalone, or something of that nature. To me, that brings the knife to another level but like I said, it better be done by someone who knows what they're doing.