#73 with End Caps

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#73 with End Caps

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:40 am

I think the #23 and #73 patterns are 2 of the best traditional knife patterns, period. These patterns were first made (in USA at least) by Remington. The flush & square joints give the knife a clean and classy appearance.
I recently received 2 of the #73 pattern from 2007, a Northfield with Snakewood handles and a Tidioute with Chocolate Bone handles. These 73's also have end caps which further enhance the good looks of these already most attractive knives.
Except for the 2006 Burnt Stag 73's, i think the 73's with end caps are the best looking of all the 73 releases. I think they were only made in 2007.
If you have any 73's with end caps please post pictures. If you don't have any with end caps you can post your opinion of this pattern with and without end caps, which do you prefer.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby sunknife » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:29 pm

The 73's certainly are a beautiful pattern, I don't own any but wish I did. Those two examples of yours above are real beauties, as is the stag version. To my eye though the smooth wood handle with the end cap is the most attractive, very classy looking. ::tu::
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby big monk » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:16 pm

Morning KJ -- GEC has made some end cap knives in the 73 & 23 patterns from 2007 thru 2012 -- some were made for individuals (SFO) -- they even made some 73's with ""Flat Bolsters"" ( 2009 & 2012 ) -- check out the gallery link, for some photos of the GEC's that have been made through the years with the end caps ---- at one time or another,I had put my hands on most of em", -- tried to put photos of them all in the gallery,but I know I didn't get them all ::doh:: have a good day,my friend, Monk** ::tu::

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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby big monk » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:21 pm

and some acrylics**
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:09 pm

big monk, you really know this pattern. Thanks for links to all the pics of #73 & #23 that you have posted. there are around 100 knives !
I could not find the flat bolster example.
Having now seen the pictures, i want an ivory #23 and a mammoth #73 but i bet those who own them are keeping them.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby tongueriver » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:34 pm

Flat bolsters and caps.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby big monk » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:39 pm

kootenay joe wrote:big monk, you really know this pattern. Thanks for links to all the pics of #73 & #23 that you have posted. there are around 100 knives !
I could not find the flat bolster example.
Having now seen the pictures, i want an ivory #23 and a mammoth #73 but i bet those who own them are keeping them.
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The 2011 ""FLAT BOLSTER"" pattern in Stag is the first photo above** -- I have a Flat Bolster that I had re-handled in Mammouth Ivory -- third knife from top of photos below -- all these were re-handled by Muskrat Man

1.Desert Ironwood #23
2.Mammoth Ivory #23
3.Mammoth Ivory #73 "Flat Bolster"
4.Mammoth Ivory #73 "End-Caps"

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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby tongueriver » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:03 pm

Here is an abalone version. These two and maybe twenty other GECs are available.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:15 pm

Thanks for these pics monk & TR. There are many more of these knives with caps than i knew of. I need deeper pockets . The abalone handles i bet only made it on to a few knives.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby biglmbass » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:13 pm

I think the end capped 73s are some of the best looking knives GEC has made. ::tu:: The ones with flat & faceted end caps especially get my motor running. :D
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:58 pm

Thanks for posting these 2 with 'fancy' caps. What year were these made ? I will be on the look out for one of these.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby biglmbass » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:11 pm

Will have to check my records & get back to you on that. Thinking 2009-ish.

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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:52 pm

Thanks. Knowing the year made will help in finding one.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby biglmbass » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:36 am

kj,

Those two are in fact 2009 knives

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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:10 pm

Thank you !
I am now on the lookout for a 2009 #73 with caps & flat faceted bolsters.
kj


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