2018 #15 Pattern

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2018 #15 Pattern

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:51 pm

I have not been following the recent GEC knife runs and was just looking at Gunstock Jacks and see a "GEC 152118 TIDIOUTE W/ BAIL & CHAIN - ANTIQUE YELLOW" for $98 and it is available. Next to it is: "GEC 151118 B&C TIDIOUTE W/ BAIL & CHAIN - SFO BY CHARLIE CAMPAGNA" for $199 and these are sold out. The difference is the C.C. version has a clip blade not the spearpoint.
Have there been any other runs of the #15 pattern that cost twice the price of the regular run ones ?
Have you ever seen a Charlie Campagna SFO retail for double regular example ? Note: "retail" not the secondary flippers.
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Re: 2018 #15 Pattern

Postby Tsar Bomba » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:04 am

The only 15 I really cared about from the 2018 run, the TC Ancient Barlow, retailed for about 2x what I'd expect a typical unadorned single-spear boy's knife on the same frame to command right now. Put a longer bolster on it, beat it up some, and put Charlie's name on it and you're getting some good money and a promise for a future profitable flip! Maybe not at Whaler levels but nobody's going to lose money on a mint TC.

It's enough to make a guy want to fish his brand new "old-looking" Barlow out of the tube and go cut something with it. ::disgust::
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Re: 2018 #15 Pattern

Postby upnorth » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:47 pm

kootenay joe wrote:I have not been following the recent GEC knife runs and was just looking at Gunstock Jacks and see a "GEC 152118 TIDIOUTE W/ BAIL & CHAIN - ANTIQUE YELLOW" for $98 and it is available. Next to it is: "GEC 151118 B&C TIDIOUTE W/ BAIL & CHAIN - SFO BY CHARLIE CAMPAGNA" for $199 and these are sold out. The difference is the C.C. version has a clip blade not the spearpoint.
Have there been any other runs of the #15 pattern that cost twice the price of the regular run ones ?
Have you ever seen a Charlie Campagna SFO retail for double regular example ? Note: "retail" not the secondary flippers.
kj


It was pretty amazing how many people wanted that Clip blade!! It probably would be voted the most popular blade style at this time!
Utopia!! A chicken in every pot!! And a Barlow in every pocket!!!


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Re: 2018 #15 Pattern

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:58 pm

Yes, i would prefer the clip blade too. Basically GEC has used a spear point for so many of their knives that we are starved for a nice clip. And many of the Northwoods have the Bohncliffe further starving us of a clip blade knife.
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