Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby boykinlp » Fri May 11, 2018 12:04 pm

kootenay joe wrote:I picked up my #46 Whaler with Desert Ironwood handles today. Have just opened it & WOW ! The handles are the finest pieces of wood i have ever seen. I will take pictures in the morning. In addition to this the blades are not difficult to open.
This is a GREAT knife.
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Sounds like a winner! I look forward to seeing your pictures!
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby JohnR » Fri May 11, 2018 1:06 pm

Ironwood showed up yesterday and I am very happy with it, really like how GEC upped the size of the shield to match the size of the knife.
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Fri May 11, 2018 2:23 pm

CK just issued the notification to pay for the Muscle Bone 46s.

A couple initial observations.

The bone version is $144. Considering they're already selling for more than twice that amount on the secondary market, that's not too bad a price IMO.

CK estimates the pull on the main blade as an 8 and the pen blade a 9 (!!!). This one's a nail-breaker, fellas, old-school GEC style.

The knife is so big CK isn't even offering a knife slip option. :lol:

It looks better in HD photos as a finished product than it did in the GEC blog photos during production.

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I can't WAIT to get mine. ::ds::

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby JohnR » Fri May 11, 2018 2:33 pm

Just paid for mine also, not expected to ship until next week, can't wait.

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri May 11, 2018 4:06 pm

The picture above showing the two #46, note that the ebony(?) one is a Northfield and the new Desert Ironwood one is a Tidioute, yet the 'trim level' is identical. So, is there a Northfield version coming in this new batch of 46's ? Likely not as it is not shown in the GEC Production Schedule. Just a bit odd that these new 46's are Tidioute but the 46's from previous year are Northfield even though the trim is the same.
JohnR: very fine wood on your knife as well. These Desert Ironwood Whalers are a home run on all counts. The ones i saw on ebay for $200 over retail sold within 2 days.
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby boykinlp » Fri May 11, 2018 4:36 pm

kootenay joe wrote:The picture above showing the two #46, note that the ebony(?) one is a Northfield and the new Desert Ironwood one is a Tidioute, yet the 'trim level' is identical. So, is there a Northfield version coming in this new batch of 46's ? Likely not as it is not shown in the GEC Production Schedule. Just a bit odd that these new 46's are Tidioute but the 46's from previous year are Northfield even though the trim is the same.
JohnR: very fine wood on your knife as well. These Desert Ironwood Whalers are a home run on all counts. The ones i saw on ebay for $200 over retail sold within 2 days.
kj


I am a new collector. I did not realize that there had already been Whaler knives made by GEC. Was everyone scrambling for the older ones too? The Ebony looks very nice. BTW, what do you mean by "trim level"? Thanks.
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri May 11, 2018 4:38 pm

As is so often the case for me, the knife is better looking in person than in my pictures. The wood grain & color shades are brighter than these pictures show.
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri May 11, 2018 4:47 pm

GEC made the #46 Whaler in 2011 and 2013. GEC had not caught on then as much as it has now so they were easy to buy, no rush necessary. More recently these knives on the secondary market like ebay have been getting a lot of bidding and sell from $350 to $1500 for one of the few ivory handled ones. (This $1500 is an anomaly, one sale)
Trim refers to details that are not necessary for function but add to attractiveness like a grove on the bolsters or a swage along the blade spine, or an unusual shield such as a beaver image, etc.
With GEC the Tidioute knives are basic and the Northfield knives have extra 'trim', although not evident with the Whalers.
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby boykinlp » Fri May 11, 2018 5:09 pm

Thank you very much for the information. These knives are really a thing of beauty/work of art!
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby boykinlp » Fri May 11, 2018 5:48 pm

GP knives has the MB IN STOCK!
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri May 11, 2018 5:56 pm

boykinlp wrote:GP knives has the MB IN STOCK!

Larry !!! Thank you!Thank you! Thank you! I got one of those bad boys! ::tu::
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby LSS152 » Fri May 11, 2018 5:59 pm

Is that Grand Prairie?

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri May 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Yes!
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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby LSS152 » Fri May 11, 2018 6:04 pm

Greg I dont see them listed do you have to call?

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Re: Where can I pre-order a #46 Whaler?

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri May 11, 2018 6:08 pm

LSS152 wrote:Greg I dont see them listed do you have to call?

Go to the Great Eastern page they are the first knives there.
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