What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby JohnR » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:41 pm

I've been wanting them to build a Jumbo Jack, I'm hoping the 86 coming out this year will have the girth of a Jumbo, it's got the length at 3 7/8".

Empire Jumbo and a 77.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:58 pm

JohnR, that's a good idea. A 3 7/8" frame could be another slender Trapper or Jack and be not that different from previous knives of this size.
But if they make a stout jack, well rounded handles and a master blade of thicker stock, a "Jumbo" jack, it would be distinct from any pattern they have offered so far.
What about emailing your suggestion re: Jumbo jack please to GEC ?
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby edge213 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:36 pm

This is a Rough Rider. I love the pattern. The main blade locks open. You press the secondary to release the main.
I would love to see GEC make one like this.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby JohnR » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:50 pm

kootenay joe wrote:JohnR, that's a good idea. A 3 7/8" frame could be another slender Trapper or Jack and be not that different from previous knives of this size.
But if they make a stout jack, well rounded handles and a master blade of thicker stock, a "Jumbo" jack, it would be distinct from any pattern they have offered so far.
What about emailing your suggestion re: Jumbo jack please to GEC ?
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Roland, I have talked to Bill at the Rendezvous about doing Jumbo's and last year he spent some time looking at my vintage ones, liked the knives but did not think they would sell. Thats why I was kind of surprised to see the new 86 frame, a Jumbo could be easily built on that. I think Jumbo's would sell quite well.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:20 pm

When you look at knife catalogs from before WW II you see many patterns, a wide range of sizes and handle materials. I would like to see GEC make a wider range of distinct patterns. Many of the GEC patterns resemble each other closely, e.g. compare the various #77's with the #78's, slight difference in front bolster shape is the difference.
So i agree with JohnR: let's go for 'more different', be brave, do a run of Jumbo Jacks. People will buy them. They are GEC. We love GEC.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Drukai » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:45 am

A slimline trapper single blade with a spey no shield jigged white bone!
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby m0nk » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:47 am

Oh, and I'd like to see more H10 small Bowie fixed blades. And more bottle openers, with bone handles, please. Skip the acrylics, please. I guess I went way over a "knife" wish, and probably exceeded my allotment of "knives" wishes!

Speaking of fixed blades, did anyone see the steak knives that they ran in 2018 up for sale anywhere? I never saw or heard anything about them after the production pics and "GEC Illustrated" cover.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Ajd3530 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:13 am

kootenay joe wrote:I agree. The 61 is very fine pattern, especially in the 2 blade Half Congress.
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I have a #61 and I enjoy it, but my #13 Clerk is twice the knife the #61 half congress is. And at only 1/4" longer.

That said, I sure would like to see some more #62s produced.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Ajd3530 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:16 am

I personally would love to see the #35 pattern in a stockman configuration, preferably in stainless.

Also think a #14 flipped around version (like the #79 is of the #78) in a single spring, opposite end pen knife would be really neat.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby royal0014 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:09 pm

How about something affordable,
and in enough numbers that anybody can actually get one .....

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yes, I know ..... blasphemy ....
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:05 pm

The GEC knives start at around $80. I think this is "affordable" by most.And with the last few runs GEC has staggered the releases and this has led to the knives being available for up to a week or longer for some. The availability now is much improved from a year ago and longer.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Ajd3530 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:55 am

Agreed. If somebody wants endless supply of slipjoints at $40-60, that's what Case is for. With that comes average fit and finish and sometimes questionable QC.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:11 pm

Ajd, can you post a pic of a 61 & a 13 together so we can see the size comparison ? I have a 61 but no #13.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Ajd3530 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:43 pm

I stand corrected. The #13 and #61 are pretty much identical in length, (#61 might actually be a fraction of a MM longer) but the #13 brings half an inch more main blade to the table (#13 2 7/8" #61 2 3/8".) In terms of actual cutting edge, according to the 'ol calipers, the #61 has 2.15" and the #13 has 2.6".

I also think the #13 feels better in hand. But that's all personal preference.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby m0nk » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:29 am

Ajd3530 wrote:I personally would love to see the #35 pattern in a stockman configuration, preferably in stainless.

Also think a #14 flipped around version (like the #79 is of the #78) in a single spring, opposite end pen knife would be really neat.


::tu:: Your suggestion of the "flipped" #14 is what I had in mind with the #09 Esquire. At 2-7/8" the 09 is very close to the 3" size of the 14. I'm also a fan of the #35. I think GEC could produce endless variations on the 35 frame. Every time I carry my Vic Alox Soldier or Electrician I think of the possibilities GEC could realize on the #35.

Regarding your opinion of the #13: I don't own a congress knife nor have I handled one, but I know it's a traditional pattern. Can you comment on what you like about the congress shape? You mentioned it feels good in hand, but I don't see the utility in the shape. GEC made a #13 in a sheepsfoot main with a pen secondary, which is the blade configuration I'm looking for in a smallish knife to pair with a medium clip single. But I'm on the fence about the congress pattern. I recently got a Case stockman with square bolsters that actually dig into my palm during use. Do you find the congress square bolsters to be ergonomic?

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