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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.
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ENCORE

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:34 pm

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.

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Re: ENCORE

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:02 am

Is this a #23 ?
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Re: ENCORE

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:51 pm

kj, Although it looks similar to the # 23 it isn't. This knife is 3 3/4" in length and has a single blade. Don't know a pattern number for it but the serial number is 735108.

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Re: ENCORE

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:29 pm

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.
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Re: ENCORE

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:12 pm

kj, thanks very much for the input. I do like it very much. I have only a few GECs, of all labels, but this is my favorite.


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