GEC's #14s

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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby boykinlp » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:19 pm

I got a surprise when I went to the mailbox today. My stag Cripple Creek from Frank was there. I thought it would be tomorrow at the earliest. It is my first CC ever and I love it. The stag is fantastic, the blades are centered, love the blade etching and unique tang stamps, and the buffalo shield just tops it off. I thought I was done buying the 14's, but after Matt_WY posted the cover with the Canvas Micarta 14, I may not be done yet. I have never had a Micarta knife before. I also see that there is a Desert Ironwood one yet to drop, and I really love my only DI knife, the Whaler, that I have. So, I may have to call him and see if I can get a Micarta and/or Desert Ironwwod one. If any of you hear a loud scream, it will be my wallet!
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby boykinlp » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:24 pm

I love the handles, the shields, the blade etches, the unique tang stamps, the polished blades, the satin blades, the single blades, the 2-blades, the unique tubes, the different stories, the Tidioute knives, the Northfield knives, the SFO knives, and the regular run knives. To put it simply, I love all of the GEC #14 Boy's Knives!
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:04 am

Very fine display !
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby Railsplitter » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:17 am

Larry, your Cripple Creek Stag is outstanding!
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby wlf » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:37 am

Thanks for the exposure Joe.

Great haul Larry. Did you get any from 2016?
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby boykinlp » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:07 am

Railsplitter wrote:Larry, your Cripple Creek Stag is outstanding!

Thanks, Rick. I was very pleased.

wlf wrote:Great haul Larry. Did you get any from 2016?

Lyle, I just started collecting earlier this year so I unfortunately don't have any from 2016. What is the difference between the 2016 and the 2018 versions? Were there as many choices in 2016? Thanks.
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby wlf » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:58 pm

Larry
I've not counted. Bill paid my participation with with 25 LC #14s etched and packaged as my label, and I was able to buy 20 extras at the end. 45 total LC labeled knives. That's my picture at two years old on all GEC labeled '16s and my stories in the tubes, I think the Tidioute '18s also. Not sure though. It was the greatest total of any production GEC had ever made.

I know Charlie had several 14 barlows.

The late Derrick Bohn had several choices .

The late Bob Andrews had a rotten banana, that's all I know.

It would be in GEC's totals for '16.
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby Railsplitter » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:44 pm

Larry,

2016 was the first run of #14's and forecasting their popularity was impossible so there weren't near as many choices in 2016. After that run the folks at GEC, Lyle, and the other dealers had a better idea of their popularity so they made a lot more on the second run. The primary difference is that all of the 2016's had Spear blades.

Here's a #14 TC Barlow from 2016.
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby Ivoryman » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:51 pm

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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:57 pm

Wow, the 2016 #14 TC Barlow shown above is magnificent, more attractive even that the regular 14's. Any chance i could get one ?
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:09 pm

Got lucky last week when Kniveshipfree let me know this was going on sale. My fist time getting one of these. My wife is eyeing this, wish I had bought several or at least one more.
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby boykinlp » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:39 am

wlf wrote:Larry
I've not counted. Bill paid my participation with with 25 LC #14s etched and packaged as my label, and I was able to buy 20 extras at the end. 45 total LC labeled knives. That's my picture at two years old on all GEC labeled '16s and my stories in the tubes, I think the Tidioute '18s also. Not sure though. It was the greatest total of any production GEC had ever made.

I know Charlie had several 14 barlows.

The late Derrick Bohn had several choices .

The late Bob Andrews had a rotten banana, that's all I know.

It would be in GEC's totals for '16.


Lyle,you were a cute kid at two and I really liked the story. How many different stories have you told?

Railsplitter wrote:Larry,

2016 was the first run of #14's and forecasting their popularity was impossible so there weren't near as many choices in 2016. After that run the folks at GEC, Lyle, and the other dealers had a better idea of their popularity so they made a lot more on the second run. The primary difference is that all of the 2016's had Spear blades.

Here's a #14 TC Barlow from 2016.


Thanks, Rick. It seems like everybody won on this second round of 14's. I haven't gotten in on a TC Barlow yet, but hopefully I will get lucky at some point.
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby wlf » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:10 pm

About nine ,I think. Not a literary tour de force . I'm grin'n
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:51 pm

The 2 blade Stag #14 have been out for about 2 weeks now ? So i was surprised to find one with very nice Stag still available at "Risner's". It has about the thinnest Stag i have seen on a modern knife. I think this is outstanding.
Not many Stag examples have been posted here. Is demand for the 14's waning ? Did most of the GEC 'regulars' here not get a Stag #14 ?
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Re: GEC's #14s

Postby robbobus » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:40 am

Looks like a nice one kj. I was surprised that one stuck around as it did. The Northfield stags have been very nice to my eyes and I think have been well received. The stag Cripple Creeks have been hit and miss by what I gave seen, more miss than hit perhaps but with some bullseyes as well. My Lick Creek arrived today! Here's some pucks with my stag 14. I wonder why there has been no stag 15s. ::hmm::
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