GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

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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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby kennedy knives » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:58 pm

Kootenay Joe I agree with you total GEC makes the best traditional Pocket knife out there fit & finish there a total package . I apologize for high jacking this tread with my thoughts on production totals . I guess the point I was trying to make is that I was disappointed that there production totals have increased . Which is good for GEC . The bottom line is profit if they don't make a profit then we will have another great American Company go under .
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby kennedy knives » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:22 pm

Knives Ship Free has 85 salmon Acrylic in

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Postby kennedy knives » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:22 pm

Knives Ship Free has 85 salmon Acrylic in

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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:13 pm

These acrylics have languished ar KSF for 4 hours now and are still available. What's going on here? ::shrug::
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby a-c » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:33 am

Blue Creek Cutlery has a few salmon listed, with pictures.

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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:31 pm

Quote: "These acrylics have languished ar KSF for 4 hours now and are still available. What's going on here?"

I am interested in GEC knives with natural material for handles. Perhaps other regular GEC buyers are also eschewing the synthetics to have the money for 'The Naturals' ?
This said i do have a #66 from some years back with "Tomato Acrylic" handles and it is a knife that 'grabs' you right away.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:53 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Quote: "These acrylics have languished ar KSF for 4 hours now and are still available. What's going on here?"

I am interested in GEC knives with natural material for handles. Perhaps other regular GEC buyers are also eschewing the synthetics to have the money for 'The Naturals' ?
This said i do have a #66 from some years back with "Tomato Acrylic" handles and it is a knife that 'grabs' you right away.
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I agree, natural materials are more of interest to me as well. I thought about buying one of these Salmon acylics over and over yesterday when I saw them in, but just wasn’t taken by them. And I thought I would just wait for something better to come along in a natural material.
Back to what I said about GEC getting knocked off their perch. I agree and am grateful for the knives that they produce. But nothing lasts forever. Sometimes companies can be victims of their own success. Copycats are bound to happen when something is successful. When GEC is creating this much demand and there is this much scarcity of the product, someone w/ deep pockets will see the need and fill it. Plus retail is fickle. I have been watching stocks and companies for nearly 30 years and I can tell you about one company after another that had a product that was hot and scarce and it did not take long for Walmart to sell a cheaper copy. Crocs, Under Armor, Victoria’s Secret, Yankee Candle, Harley Davidson and the list is endless. All are experiencing decline in sales. Either the buyer changed tastes or there were too many cheap copies available.
If GEC were a publicly traded company, I would pass on buying it. I will continue however to buy their knives.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Eye Brand Man » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:31 am

gsmith7158 wrote:These acrylics have languished ar KSF for 4 hours now and are still available. What's going on here? ::shrug::

You know I was always a hardcore natural material guy. Stag, bone or wood was all I'd look at or consider. But I tell you what these acrylics really grow on ya. I got my first gec acrylic a few years ago and I haven't turned my nose up to them since. If you've never had one give one a try you might be surprised.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby kennedy knives » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:10 pm

The GEC 85 Salmon Acrylic . Very nice. Glad I didn't pass them up ::tu::
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Railsplitter » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:13 pm

kennedy knives wrote:The GEC 85 Salmon Acrylic . Very nice. Glad I didn't pass them up ::tu::


Very nice!!
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:08 pm

kennedy knives wrote:The GEC 85 Salmon Acrylic . Very nice. Glad I didn't pass them up ::tu::


Very nice Gary. It was hard to pass up on that one. But I might have accidentally signed up for 3 different GEC stockman’s. Don’t know because I am on the stand by list for all 3. So I better keep some powder dry for when those are released. I really like the looks of that one though.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby boykinlp » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:27 am

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:
kennedy knives wrote:The GEC 85 Salmon Acrylic . Very nice. Glad I didn't pass them up ::tu::

But I might have accidentally signed up for 3 different GEC stockman’s. Don’t know because I am on the stand by list for all 3. So I better keep some powder dry for when those are released?
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I may be mistaken (usually am), but wasn't that sign up kinda different? I think they were looking for approximate numbers or something like that. But, if I am wrong, the way their knives have been selling lately, you shouldn't have a problem getting your money back.

NEVER MIND!! I was wrong! I just looked it up, and the wierd one was for the 82's. Sorry.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:16 pm

boykinlp wrote:
Sharpnshinyknives wrote:
kennedy knives wrote:The GEC 85 Salmon Acrylic . Very nice. Glad I didn't pass them up ::tu::

But I might have accidentally signed up for 3 different GEC stockman’s. Don’t know because I am on the stand by list for all 3. So I better keep some powder dry for when those are released?
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I may be mistaken (usually am), but wasn't that sign up kinda different? I think they were looking for approximate numbers or something like that. But, if I am wrong, the way their knives have been selling lately, you shouldn't have a problem getting your money back.

NEVER MIND!! I was wrong! I just looked it up, and the wierd one was for the 82's. Sorry.


My mistake was either a slow internet or a problem w/ my iPad. Every time I entered the quantity nothing happened. So I thought maybe it had sold out already, so I picked another handle material, same thing happened. Did that three times before I gave up. Later I got an email telling me I was on stand by for all three. Any time there is strong demand, it seems there are issues like this, I guess their server just isn’t up to the task.
I will gladly take all three, but will probably sell 1 or 2 depending on what I like best, we will see. I probably won’t get any knives. That one did say that everyone was on stand by, which I read after the fact, so who knows.
It will be fun posting pictures of all three if they come. And I will have a chance to make someone else happy by selling them the extras.
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby Drukai » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:05 am

I have a 85 Blackwood SFO coming from a " Slipjoint Paradigm" a Facebook group I belong too. A great group of moderators that worked with Mike from CKnet..Alothough I just got lucky and saw the sign up sheet on the FB page by chance. I have never tried any of the dealers early reserves..or the Northwoods scramble. But really looking forward to my first 85 pattern!
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Re: GEC 85 Bullet End Jack

Postby gsmith7158 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:12 am

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?
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