What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

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: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Ajd3530 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:16 pm

kootenay joe wrote:What percentage of GEC knives sold to date have become users ? I bet less than 10%. Hence GEC's customers mostly want good looks as well as first rate workmanship. How easy/hard to sharpen the blade is not a consideration for the 90% who buy to collect.
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Well I reckon I'm an oddity, but of the 47 GECs I currently have in my possession, I'd say 35-40 of them have recieved at least very light use. And every one has hung out in my pocket for at least a days time or two aside from one of the new Pembertons, a serialized Maverick I intend on selling/trading, and a rare, minty Ben Hogan I just cannot bring myself to blemish.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Doc B » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:50 pm

m0nk wrote:
Modern Slip Joints wrote:I want GEC to make a 97 large Coke bottle with an edge that is straight from its choil to the start of the curve up to its point. To avoid writing something negative in the 97 thread I've bit my toungue but it has to be said, GEC made what should have been a very traditional design in such a way that it can not be sharpened in the tradition way, on a flat rectangular stone. I wanted to like 97 Cokes and buy a few but I can't and won't. Recurved blades have no place in traditionals. With thousands of frames left to assemble is there hope GEC might offer some with good blades?


Here, here! I also intensely dislike the downward drooped, recurved blade on the 97. With its size it looks almost like a kukri. ::td:: What happened to the straight clip blades of the 77? Is GEC ever going to do another run of 77s? If they care at all about sales, and want to do a large run, instead of these funny looking niche Coke bottles why not do a run of 77s for the Average Joe who just wants a "practical" (since it's in their logo!) pocketknife and not an oddity? Single clip and clip/pen 77s would sell and actually be appreciated by more people than the hardcore, "it's a traditional design from a page in history" type of buyer.

While I'm at it... Thankfully, the CK Early Reserve email said the #12 run would be a limited run, so hopefully it will be brief and short like the recent 99 run, and GEC can get back to making some decent pocket cutlery again.

- Lee


I'm gonna third that. The drop on the blade left me sitting on the sidelines, for this one.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:34 pm

I own a CASEXX coke bottle 5 1/2" closed swing guard knife. I like it. A GEC#97 Allegheny 4 3/4" swing guard knife would be perfect for one arm me ! I like oily creek bone , autumn leaf bone , dark blue bone , blueberry bone , and tiger maple wood.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Robo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:04 am

I would like to see the peeps at GEC bring back the #63 Mako only put a bowtie guard on it ala the enclosed Kabar. I've always imagined Bill patterned the Mako after this one which is larger than most of the typical 3 7/8" ones everyone made back in the day. The cherry on this would be a back lock with half-round outboard depresser. Hot Dog in the land of honey!

I seriously fantasize hanging out with Bill and I throw that idea at him and he chuckles and slaps me on th back and says "Slow down, bro, we just finished producing your last ingenius idea--we're only human, ya remember, give me a month to get the tooling set up..." Then we both laugh and go out for a brew...

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Rotten » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:51 am

#50 & #60 Hunting knives. Either stainless or 1095 I don't really care just make another run please.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Rotten » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:43 pm

Was looking at the whats happening page and saw some very interesting things in production, well interesting for me anyway. Steak knives in stainless, forks on the picture it says 1095 but I hope there is a stainless option (have they ever made forks before), #65 fish knives I missed these and look forward to adding one to the collection. And to top it off so far there are H10 in production definitely a must have for me.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Open Range-19 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:29 am

RalphAlsip wrote:
KnifeSlinger#81 wrote:I would LOVE to see a 35 cattle knife.

Paul, are you thinking something like this? :) This is a photoshop mock up. The nail nick on the sheepsfoot would probably be facing toward the back on a real knife.


Nice one and well done with the mock up. A real useful pocket tool. Ebony and bar shield for a worker.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:46 am

WELCOME openrange !
Hope you make a bunch more posts and show pics of a knife or two.
kj


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