What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Post by Railsplitter » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:26 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Log cabin, thanks for showing me a Clasp knife. Schrade made a few in 1976 and i am familiar with those. I find this pattern too big to be very useful. Perhaps they are more intended for show with etches & scrimshaw ?
I would like to see a Norfolk pattern, pen knife & whittler as GEC made for Northwoods about 8 ? years ago. I think this frame has never been used for a GEC branded knife.
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Roland, was the Northwoods Norfolk made by GEC? I always thought it was a Queen made knife like the Winchester 2935.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:35 pm

Rick i too had thought the Norfolk was Queen made but i was 'corrected' that it was made by GEC.
So i just went to KSF, Northwoods Archives, and in description of the Norfolk pen knife it says: "Northwoods contracted with Great Eastern to make this special pattern. 3 ¼” closed".
Solved: GEC did make the Norfolk. Maybe they borrowed the dies for this pattern from Queen as we have never seen GEC make this pattern again ?
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ps, now i am on the look out for a Queen made Norfolk, Winchester, or any others they might have made. Great looking Winchester Norfolk. jigged bone handles ?

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Post by Railsplitter » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:46 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Rick i too had thought the Norfolk was Queen made but i was 'corrected' that it was made by GEC.
So i just went to KSF, Northwoods Archives, and in description of the Norfolk pen knife it says: "Northwoods contracted with Great Eastern to make this special pattern. 3 ¼” closed".
Solved: GEC did make the Norfolk. Maybe they borrowed the dies for this pattern from Queen as we have never seen GEC make this pattern again ?
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ps, now i am on the look out for a Queen made Norfolk, Winchester, or any others they might have made. Great looking Winchester Norfolk. jigged bone handles ?
OK thanks, Roland. That clears that up.

I copied those Winchester pictures from "The Cutting Edge" catalog but I do believe the handles are jigged bone.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:14 pm

Future GEC knives made in smooth "amber orange" bone and smooth honey bone would be nice too.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:34 pm

I too like a smooth bone with an orange 'glow'.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Post by Lansky1 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:09 am

I'd love to see a trapper aka the old Schrade's with an outlandishly EXTREME (but awesome) swedge grind like we just never ever see anymore ...
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Post by WillyCamaro » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:11 am

I second that John ::tu:: . At least they pulled it off on the #97 knives. Just full blade swedge, on both sides, not halfway up like that (beautiful) Schrade. I think it would look great on a stockman also, maybe the #82 frame, secondary blades, with different main blade …. Something like the #14 (Lick Creek Boys) ect.
We need to watch and see if they decide to jump on this idea (maybe talk to GEC about it???).
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Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:02 pm

I want a single blade #22 knife. Cocobolo wood , Sambar Stag , Oily Creek bone , Antique Golden rod camel bone , Honey bone ,and Navy Blue/sapphire blue/turquoise acrylic would be really cool with me !
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:29 am

Check this out, just saw this on Twitter.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:11 pm

Is that the new #86 jack ?
Do you know if there will be a single blade version ?
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Post by Rotten » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:29 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Is that the new #86 jack ?
Do you know if there will be a single blade version ?
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According to their production schedule the only single blade 86 was the bladeforums SFO.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:39 pm

O.K., thanks. An SFO for BF will be hard to get for any non BF member.
I think GEC should do a single blade version every time they do a run of 2 blade jacks. Why not ? It does not involve any extra set up and i am sure many of us would buy both the 2 blade and single blade versions.
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