#73 with End Caps

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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kennedy knives » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:23 pm

Did some one say 73's here a few of mine
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GEC 73 014.JPG
GEC 73 017.JPG
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GEC 73 010.JPG
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby caddyman1973 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:54 pm

The twin to Kennedy Knives Red Stag Prototype from 2009!
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:15 am

Wow, great #73's being posted here. I think the ones with end caps really stand out. They make the knife look more finished somehow. Thanks for the pictures.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kennedy knives » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:53 am

caddyman1973 wrote:The twin to Kennedy Knives Red Stag Prototype from 2009!
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These are suppose to be the only 2 Proto Types made for that Pattern . ::ds::

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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby caddyman1973 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:35 am

I wondered where the other one was hidden ::tu::
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby caddyman1973 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:42 pm

Walnut handled #73 from 2012 (sorry for pic quality)
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:41 pm

Beautiful wood on your 73 !
I think wood with interesting grain or no visible grain as in old black ebony, makes for some of the most attractive and most durable handles. Stag, bone, pearl & ivory are all more likely to crack or a have a missing chip.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby caddyman1973 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:20 am

Pics don’t do this one justice. Looks much better in hand. I looked for one of these for two years before I found this one.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:00 am

I'm thinking if Ken Daniels signed your COA there may be others of that ilk lurking about! :D
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kennedy knives » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:26 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:I'm thinking if Ken Daniels signed your COA there may be others of that ilk lurking about! :D

I'm not sure that's a fair statement of the man. Always honest with me ::ds::

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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:49 pm

kennedy knives wrote:
gsmith7158 wrote:I'm thinking if Ken Daniels signed your COA there may be others of that ilk lurking about! :D

I'm not sure that's a fair statement of the man. Always honest with me ::ds::

I didn't mean that as an insult. He was known to supply some special knives to friends and favored dealers though. I'm just saying there may be more around than you think.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kennedy knives » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:01 pm

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gsmith7158 wrote:I'm thinking if Ken Daniels signed your COA there may be others of that ilk lurking about! :D

I'm not sure that's a fair statement of the man. Always honest with me ::ds::

I didn't mean that as an insult. He was known to supply some special knives to friends and favored dealers though. I'm just saying there may be more around than you think.

Then I guess by that there record keep is not accurate and the COA's mean nothing ? That's Sad Maybe Christine should know this to update her records ::shrug::

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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:46 pm

"m0nk" (?) explained in another thread that a few extra knives are made with every run. Then if a knife gets 'messed up' in production, there is an extra one to fill in. At the end of the run if the extras were still available, Ken D. might ask to have them hafted is some special handle material. These might have been given by Ken to business associates as a gift for their help.
I understood Greg's statement to mean just what he said: it is quite possible that there are a few others, based on explanation above. I think "few" equals a very low number, like 2 or 3.
Same poster also said there were no records kept of the 'extras'.
Hence if you have a GEC knife with a handle that does not show up on the GEC "Production Totals" data it might be one of these 'extras' or a knife in which original handles have been replaced. If you have a COA then you know your knife has the original handles.
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kennedy knives » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:03 pm

kootenay joe wrote:"m0nk" (?) explained in another thread that a few extra knives are made with every run. Then if a knife gets 'messed up' in production, there is an extra one to fill in. At the end of the run if the extras were still available, Ken D. might ask to have them hafted is some special handle material. These might have been given by Ken to business associates as a gift for their help.
I understood Greg's statement to mean just what he said: it is quite possible that there are a few others, based on explanation above. I think "few" equals a very low number, like 2 or 3.
Same poster also said there were no records kept of the 'extras'.
Hence if you have a GEC knife with a handle that does not show up on the GEC "Production Totals" data it might be one of these 'extras' or a knife in which original handles have been replaced. If you have a COA then you know your knife has the original handles.
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KJ I understand that they maybe a few extra than there production Totals Data But there should not be EXTRA'S of Proto that state 1of 1 or 1of 2 . That would make me believe that the one Proto that Caddyman1973 & the one I have could be a Few more as you stated and As Greg implied .There are a lot of other people that read this info so . I would hope that as an expert on GEC's That what we discuss doesn't leave doubt in the GEC collectors mind I 'm Posting some Proto all signed by Ken Daniels some that have 1 of 2 and most that don't give any amount. The one's that don't give an amount there may be more than 2 ? And my point to Greg was that I believe Ken Daniels to be and Honest person and if there is info to prove me wrong show me the knives. ::groove::
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Proto' GEC 007.JPG
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Proto' GEC 003.JPG
1 of 2
Proto' GEC 004.JPG
1 of 2
Proto' GEC 008.JPG
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Re: #73 with End Caps

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:12 pm

Beautiful knives KK !
But i do not understand what it is that you are concerned about. The knives are all GEC, the COA's are correct. What is the 'issue' that i am not getting ?
Certainly no one here has stated or even hinted that Mr. Daniels is anything other than straight forward and honest.
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