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kootenay joe wrote:How did you find these prices ? I checked a few websites and all i saw was "Out Of Stock", no prices shown. Have you got a time machine for going back ?
kootenay joe wrote:Were all 98 pattern knives a Charlie SFO ? I thought the Charlie SFO are the ones with "Burnt Orange Jigged Bone" handles.
kootenay joe wrote:Earlier in this thread the # 81 Moose pattern, made in 2017 is noted to be still available at most GEC dealers and in fairly large numbers. There are still handle choices: Stag, Gabon Ebony, Antique Amber Jigged Bone, Moose Green Jigged Bone, Appaloosa Bone, Osage Orange Wood, Natural Canvas Micarta and Red Linen Micarta.
This might be The Least Popular GEC pattern: available at the dealers for over 1 year, maybe almost 2 years. This is drastically different from patterns that sell out in under 5 minutes.
The Moose pattern has always been very collectible. Find an old Case 6275 in good condition and you will see a high price.
Based on how poorly these GEC #81 are selling i doubt GEC will ever do another run.
I think once these are all finally sold, those who don't have one will wish they had bought one while the supply was plenty.
This is a long way of saying: I just bought a GEC 811217. It was a toss up between the Ebony or the Antique Amber Jigged Bone. I have perhaps more Ebony than jigged bone so i chose the Antique Amber Jigged Bone. I feel good for having made this decision to buy one.
This would also make for an excellent user knife. It is well suited for field dressing deer.