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 ?
kj



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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