GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:38 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:I suspect that I am beating a dead horse here but I see that the 85's show being complete on GEC's website but I have not been informed by CK that the allotment has been filled and standbys need not apply. Has anyone gotten a SFO knife from CK yet?



Greg, I have been wondering the answer to that question as well. I would think that the plant would shut down sometime soon for the holidays. At least around here all the auto plants always did shut down for a few weeks toward Christmas. Of course they have closed all those plants and the jobs moved to Mexico years ago so maybe GEC is still planning on running instead of closing early for the year? Don’t know the answer to that one either. I would sure like to know if I have any of these 85’s coming. How does CK handle that when you are on stand by? Do they let you know or it just hangs out there indefinitely?
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:47 pm

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gsmith7158 wrote:I suspect that I am beating a dead horse here but I see that the 85's show being complete on GEC's website but I have not been informed by CK that the allotment has been filled and standbys need not apply. Has anyone gotten a SFO knife from CK yet?



Greg, I have been wondering the answer to that question as well. I would think that the plant would shut down sometime soon for the holidays. At least around here all the auto plants always did shut down for a few weeks toward Christmas. Of course they have closed all those plants and the jobs moved to Mexico years ago so maybe GEC is still planning on running instead of closing early for the year? Don’t know the answer to that one either. I would sure like to know if I have any of these 85’s coming. How does CK handle that when you are on stand by? Do they let you know or it just hangs out there indefinitely?
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Mark they did let me know on the rotten banana bone 85 that the allotment had been filled and I wouldn't be offered one with my Stand by reservation but I'm not certain if they always do that.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:01 pm

I've also noticed that there appears to be a difference in GEC's list of handle materials for this SFO and Ck's original early reserve list. The African blackwood and the pioneer bone were new.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:17 pm

Ok, I'm really getting antsy over this 85 situation. The GEC website shows that it is complete, but no word from CK. The last time an anomaly like this occurred, boom there was a Northwoods release. ::paranoid::
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:32 am

"boom there was a Northwoods release."
They really need a Home Run, not another "Ho Hum". Please bury the Bohncliffe.
EO LB Stabber Jack with mammoth would make for a good 're-birth' of 'The Best'.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:56 am

There is now a picture of the red jigged bone on CK.net where there was nothing before. When you click on it there are no products available. What does this mean ? Have they come and gone? Are they yet to come? I feel like Charlie Brown trying to kick the elusive football and Lucy is snickering in the other room. ::tease::
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Tsar Bomba » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:39 am

gsmith7158 wrote:There is now a picture of the red jigged bone on CK.net where there was nothing before. When you click on it there are no products available. What does this mean ? Have they come and gone? Are they yet to come? I feel like Charlie Brown trying to kick the elusive football and Lucy is snickering in the other room. ::tease::

I suspect they put up their reserved knives which immediately sold out. Sometimes I see a new or unnoticed knife under CK's GEC section but clicking it brings you to that same page. Talk about getting hopes up only to dash them on the rocks...
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Drukai » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:27 am

gsmith7158 wrote:I've also noticed that there appears to be a difference in GEC's list of handle materials for this SFO and Ck's original early reserve list. The African blackwood and the pioneer bone were new.

The Blackwoods are a SFO for "SlipJoint Paradigm" a Facebook group I belong to...not sure about the Pioneer bone though..
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:37 am

Very strange that none of the polished stag 85's have shown up here as being recieved or on Ebay for a gazillion bucks.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Drukai » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:36 pm

My Blackwood came in yesterday..First 85 for me now I know what all the 85 hype is about! Great size for carry very neat pattern.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby robbobus » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:32 pm

Sure is pretty. Wouldn't want to drop it in the woods tho.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby 313 Mike » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:03 pm

Figured I would drop these pics in here since I just snapped them this morning. This is from 2013, limited amount made in this bone, I think only 50 if memory serves. One of my favorite knives.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:10 am

313 Mike wrote:Figured I would drop these pics in here since I just snapped them this morning. This is from 2013, limited amount made in this bone, I think only 50 if memory serves. One of my favorite knives.


I have one of those too Mike, from a few years later. Wouldn't trade it for anything.

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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:02 am

Well, patience and frugality (something I'm not usually noted for) has finally paid off .I have my polished stag 85 CK SFO at last and for less than a gazillion bucks. ::super_happy::
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:38 pm

Colonel26 wrote:I have one GEC knife, a whittler, that I got from a friend. I like it a lot. I would like to have more. But, I refuse to play the GEC game.

And I agree with Mike. That shield looks cheap to me.
I agree with you 100% GEC is making up to 5000 GEC#97 Allegheny coke bottle hunter knives right now. You can buy them easy from most dealers. www.colectorknives.net has the best prices with free shipping.
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