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Postby boykinlp » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:26 am

They say there are no stupid questions. But, I am really confused. How are Great Eastern Cutlery, Northfield Cutlery, and Tidioute Cutlery related, or how do they work together? Please enlighten me. Thanks.
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Re: Confused

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:09 am

Just different lines of products from the same company. Dodge, Plymouth & Chrysler.
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Re: Confused

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:43 am

What Suitcase said.

Great Eastern Cutlery is the parent company.
Northfield Cutlery is their premium line with all the fancy touches like a blade Swedge and Stag handles
Tidioute Cutlery is their standard line
GEC (Great Eastern) is their line that has stainless steel blades
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Re: Confused

Postby m0nk » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:38 pm

Hi Larry,

The main GEC site is here:
http://greateasterncutlery.net/blog/

And you can learn about the GEC brands here, a good read for history buffs:
http://greateasterncutlery.net/blog/abo ... ur-brands/

GEC also has a .com site but there's not much on it and it mostly points back to the blog. You'll get my Gold Star Award if you can find the link to the .com site from the blog.

Enjoy!

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Re: Confused

Postby XX Case XX » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:26 pm

Now I'm confused. I asked that very same question directly to GEC and they told me that Northfield was the "parent company" followed by Great Eastern and Tidioute (which I still don't know how to pronounce).

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Re: Confused

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:34 pm

XX Case XX wrote:Now I'm confused. I asked that very same question directly to GEC and they told me that Northfield was the "parent company" followed by Great Eastern and Tidioute (which I still don't know how to pronounce).

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This is how it's pronounced ---► https://www.howtopronounce.com/tidioute/ The top one is the best. The third down is awful.
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Re: Confused

Postby XX Case XX » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:42 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:This is how it's pronounced

Thank you Sir. Most appreciated. ::nod::

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Re: Confused

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:31 pm

Actually, it appears the "parent corporation" is actually the "Howard Daniels Corporation", which operates as "Great Eastern Cutlery".
http://www.buzzfile.com/business/Great- ... 4-827-3411
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Re: Confused

Postby Dinadan » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:31 pm

I always thought that Great Eastern Cutlery was the parent company. Thanks Jerry for the link to Tidioute pronunciation. Turns out I have been saying it correctly, on the very few occasions I have ever said it, but it is nice to know I am not wrong.
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Re: Confused

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:44 pm

It is pretty common for there to be multiple legal entities in a corporate structure, most of which only exist on paper for the IRS. Brands are not always the same thing as corporate legal entities. From a brand perspective, I think the Great Eastern Cutlery Company (an operating company) produces 4 brands of knives: Farm & Field, Tidioute, GEC & Northfield
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Re: Confused

Postby big monk » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:44 pm

This is getting interesting ::hmm:: -- please continue guys ::paranoid::

here is a link that may answer some of your questions -- have a great day,my friends,Monk*** :) ::tu::

https://www.collectorknives.net/posts/g ... et-knives/

Another note**** Ken Daniels shares were bought out by Bill Howard,December 30, 2011 and Bill Howard became the owner & CEO of GEC alone** -- as you may know,__ Ken Daniels bought the rights to the Tuna Valley Label & later purchased Queen ( which has now shut down )
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Re: Confused

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:13 pm

big monk wrote:Another note**** Ken Daniels shares were bought out by Bill Howard,December 30, 2011 and Bill Howard became the owner & CEO of GEC alone** -- as you may know,__ Ken Daniels bought the rights to the Tuna Valley Label & later purchased Queen ( which has not shut down )


Excellent! What do you mean by "which has not shut down"? I thought the production was stopped and all the employees put on furlough?
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Re: Confused

Postby bladebuddy » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:43 pm

I think Big Monk was referring to the Tuna Valley brand when he wrote " (which has not shutdown )".

When I talked to Ryan Daniels last weekend at the Lehigh Valley knife show Easton PA, he said they had every intention of keeping the Tuna Valley brand going. Sure hope they do!
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Re: Confused

Postby philco » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:03 am

Re read Monks post. He said "which has now shut down."
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Re: Confused

Postby big monk » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:29 am

sorry for the typing error :oops: --- Queen has shut their doors________ is what I was referring too** ___ hope the info was useful**

I was one of the"old guys" that got into the GEC craze,during the early years** ( there were only 6 or7 dealers -- try getting on the list,when they were only going to make 25 pcs. or less !!!!) the dealers were not sure how many knives, they would get,back then** _ I know a lot of ""new guys to GEC"" wonder why,___ they don't always make enough knives for those who want them,don't always stick to a 'rigid" production schedule, and seem to keep everyone in suspense to the next ""wow knife"" they are working on ???? _________ but this has always been the mystic of the company ::paranoid:: -- the awe to collect these knives, the reason they are highly sought after** and the after-market prices seem to sky-rocket !!!!!! ___ they also have kept the ""QUALITY"" of the knives high ,and only make what the staff / family can make ( no out sourcing ) -- to me,GEC still makes the best American made knives available & hoping they keep things "Ol'Fashion" & exciting for all you folks^^^^ enjoy your hobby to the fullest and I wish you all the best __ Monk ::tu::
PS___need to put a GEC knife photo in this thread to keep in line :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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