GEC specializes in highly collectable and premium quality usable pocket knives. The company's USA manufactured knives have quickly proven to be a big hit with both collectors and users who seek quality American craftsmanship.
There was a recent discussion about the difficulty in finding current GECs, that is, the actual GEC manufacture. So, tho I've shown this Great Eastern before I thought to show it again. It is a very early model, perhaps from the first year of operation. The scales are a vivid red but photograph as more orange tho I tried different lights.
It's the #73 pattern. The #23 is the 'same' but 4 1/2". I prefer the smaller #73. It seems just the right size. Yours was made in 2008. The handles look like what GEC called "Red Stag", much sought after by GEC collectors. kj