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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:41 pm
by JohnR
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.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:58 pm
by kootenay joe
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

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:36 pm
by edge213
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.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:50 pm
by JohnR
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.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:20 pm
by kootenay joe
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.
kj

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:45 am
by Drukai
A slimline trapper single blade with a spey no shield jigged white bone!

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:47 am
by m0nk
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.

- Lee

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:13 am
by Ajd3530
kootenay joe wrote:I agree. The 61 is very fine pattern, especially in the 2 blade Half Congress.
kj
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.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:16 am
by Ajd3530
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.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:09 pm
by royal0014
How about something affordable,
and in enough numbers that anybody can actually get one .....

::huff::

yes, I know ..... blasphemy ....

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:05 pm
by kootenay joe
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.
kj

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:55 am
by Ajd3530
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.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:11 pm
by kootenay joe
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.
kj

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:43 pm
by Ajd3530
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.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:29 am
by m0nk
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?

-Lee

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:35 am
by KnifeSlinger#81
m0nk wrote: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.

-Lee
I would LOVE to see a 35 cattle knife.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:10 am
by RalphAlsip
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.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:17 am
by KnifeSlinger#81
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.
That would be great. Nice photoshop. I prefer a 3rd blade but I'd buy one with a punch too.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:06 pm
by Ajd3530
m0nk wrote:
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?

-Lee
Lee,

I hadn't realized the #09 Esquire was that size, I had always thought it was in the 2 5/8 range like the Pembertons .

To me, granted I do not have especially large hands, the #13 presents no problems in hand. I find its gentle curve fits in quite well along the base of my fingers. Its bolsters are slightly pinched, and I've never had any problems in the pocket with it. It is far more pocket friendly than the Northfiled #61s.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:36 am
by Sharpnshinyknives
m0nk wrote:
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?

-Lee
Lee, I have several Congresses and I do find them awkward to use and some blades nearly impossible to open. I don’t have a GEC Congress to compare. I have several Case, Boker, Green River, S&M, H&R and others I can’t remember. The Schatt and Morgan is the easiest to open and the easiest on the hands to use. The bolsters are a bit smoother on the ends too.
I found that with Congresses it’s a good idea to try and handle them first before you buy.
SSk

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:11 pm
by m0nk
Good pics and good info guys, thanks. I wonder if GEC is going to do another run of 15s this year? The last run of Beer Scouts was in 2016. We could only be so lucky to get a run of Beer Scouts, or Soda Scouts, or even Crown Lifters in 2019. Any of those with a classic GEC straight clip blade would be amazing.

This thread has sure brought out a lot of wishes for 2019!

-Lee

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:58 pm
by Ajd3530
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.
Ok. Go ahead and give me a Moose on the #35 frame as well. And a single bladed jack with a spear while your at it. Both in Northfield trim. Please and thank you.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:18 pm
by Rotten
An 81 Abilene, ebony scales with the Templar trim set into the wood. I mean they inset the shields why not at least partially inset the Templar bolsters. Stainless steel blades would really top it off.

I don't think it will ever happen, but a boy can dream can't he...

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:14 am
by boykinlp
Have they ever done a Camp or Scout knife? I think that would br fantastic. I have been wanting one of these, so a GEC could be my first.
Larry

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:24 am
by Rotten
boykinlp wrote:Have they ever done a Camp or Scout knife? I think that would br fantastic. I have been wanting one of these, so a GEC could be my first.
Larry
GEC Texas Camp Knife
GEC Texas Camp Knife

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:40 am
by RalphAlsip
Rotten wrote:
boykinlp wrote:Have they ever done a Camp or Scout knife? I think that would br fantastic. I have been wanting one of these, so a GEC could be my first.
Larry
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You will need good luck to find one that's available and then several dollars to acquire it :) These are hard to come by and who knows if and when they will be produced again.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:41 am
by boykinlp
Rotten wrote:
boykinlp wrote:Have they ever done a Camp or Scout knife? I think that would br fantastic. I have been wanting one of these, so a GEC could be my first.
Larry
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Thanks, I'll take one in stag or Ebony. :) How much did they cost in 2016?

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:49 am
by Rotten
boykinlp wrote:
Rotten wrote:
boykinlp wrote:Have they ever done a Camp or Scout knife? I think that would br fantastic. I have been wanting one of these, so a GEC could be my first.
Larry
981416-Antique-Autumn-Jig-Bone-f-1.jpg
Thanks, I'll take one in stag or Ebony. :) How much did they cost in 2016?
Don't know 2016 price, but there were no stag or ebony. There was a king wood, smooth bone and several jigged bone variants. Best of luck finding one.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:59 am
by RalphAlsip
boykinlp wrote:[ How much did they cost in 2016?
My recollection is fuzzy because the 98 was also introduced in a Cattle and Whittler variation in addition to the Camp knife. I can't recall if the Camp knife was made in Micarta or not, but assuming it was then the lowest price would have been around $150 and the highest price around $200. The original KSF price for the white bone camp knife pictured below was approximately $170 if I recall correctly. Asking prices are typically $300 or more on the secondary market whenever they show up. The Charlie Campagna SFO versions are even higher.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:19 pm
by m0nk
boykinlp wrote:Have they ever done a Camp or Scout knife? I think that would br fantastic. I have been wanting one of these, so a GEC could be my first.
Larry
Larry, a #35 Camp Knife would be perfect. Just too obvious to ignore forever so I think GEC should do one eventually. It would probably be more affordable and pocketable than the 98 as well. I say that not having one, meanwhile Roland has posted pics of his 98 camp knife and has reported carrying and using his often. But yes, a camp/scout knife is very useful. If you don't have an example of a camp/scout knife, I highly recommend you go online immediately and get yourself either a Vic Pioneer or Electrician, or a Colonial military/scout knife. Those are abundant, nicely made, affordable at around $42, and rugged. Because we could be waiting a long time for another GEC camp knife, and you shouldn't miss out on another day without the utility of a camp knife. ::tu::

- Lee

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:34 pm
by kootenay joe
Jerry, are those 4 #98 pattern knives yours ? If so you had a lot of foresight to get them when they first came out. The bone handled ones are hard to find now.
Yes i love my Texas Camp Knife but i carry it in a belt sheath, not free in my pocket. I like carrying in a belt sheath anyway, not just this #98.
kj

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:41 pm
by boykinlp
Thanks Jerry and Lee for the info. :D

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:25 pm
by Onearmbladejunkie
I want Great Eastern Cutlery to make a #97 swing-guard lock knife Northfield sabre clip blade. I want to see more knives in Oily Creek bone , Blueberry jigged bone , and Autumn Leaf bone. Schatt & Morgan made a humpback lock whittler. That would make a great GEC knife.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:18 am
by Stephen
I'd like to see GEC make a limited run of serialized big knives(sunfish, whalers, big coke bottles, or #23 pioneers) with mammoth ivory handles. Maybe with engraved bolsters, fluted handles, etc.
I would be happy to pay $600, $700, $800 or maybe even more for one of those.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:57 am
by Tsar Bomba
When folks are getting $600, $700, even $800 on eBay for short-run wood or bone Whalers already, there's probably not a lot of impetus for GEC to run more with very exotic handles using machining they probably thought they could retire forever. ::disgust::

Wish they would anyway, though. ::paranoid:: ::smirk::

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:37 am
by Stephen
I've been accumulating the Tuna Valley mammoth handle knives. I'm crazy about mammoth ivory. About 7 or 8 years ago I bought a pair of GEC mammoth handle sunfish knives.
One is interior mammoth and the other is exterior mammoth.
They are beauties.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:16 pm
by kootenay joe
Stephen have you posted pictures of your 2 mammoth sunfish knives ? If you have can you please post a link. If no pictures posted then how about posting here ? I think they are a #36 pattern and we all would really like to see them.
kj

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:59 pm
by Stephen
Kj:
I just updated the message with the photos originally posted by Big Monk in 2011.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:30 pm
by rjrsky
I would like them to remake 570311.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:03 pm
by KnifeSlinger#81
Stephen wrote:I've been accumulating the Tuna Valley mammoth handle knives. I'm crazy about mammoth ivory. About 7 or 8 years ago I bought a pair of GEC mammoth handle sunfish knives.
One is interior mammoth and the other is exterior mammoth.
They are beauties.
Does the interior mammoth have more of a white color that looks closer to elephant?

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:39 pm
by Onearmbladejunkie
The new GEC#29 release will happen later this year. I hope that AAPK will order this for our 2019 AAPK club member Northfield #29 knife. I hope AAPK orders a rare popular color like smooth Oily Creek bone , Blueberry jigged bone , Autumn Leaf bone , or Tiger Maple Wood !!!!
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:33 pm
by Tsar Bomba
That punch whittler will probably retail well over $100 and that might prevent an SFO from AAPK, but I for one would be willing to pay for it (in advance if need be) - and still try for a sure thing reservation from dealers when they are offered. :mrgreen:

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:17 am
by RalphAlsip
Piling on to comments about the #29 - of the patterns publicized for 2019 this is the one I am anticipating the most. My hopes for handles are yellow rose and a classic bone jig such as peach seed. Giraffe would be nice, but seems highly unlikely unless Northwoods is getting a SFO from this frame.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:33 am
by peanut740
Me too! :wink:

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:57 pm
by kootenay joe
Quote: "I just updated the message with the photos originally posted by Big Monk in 2011."
Stephen i am not seeing the pictures. Did you post them in this thread ?
kj

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:11 pm
by Stephen

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:55 pm
by RalphAlsip
kootenay joe wrote:Quote: "I just updated the message with the photos originally posted by Big Monk in 2011."
Stephen i am not seeing the pictures. Did you post them in this thread ?
kj
Stephen wrote:
This link should take you directly to the post with the pictures - I hope :)
viewtopic.php?f=56&t=22522&start=15#p191646

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:23 am
by gsmith7158
RalphAlsip wrote:Piling on to comments about the #29 - of the patterns publicized for 2019 this is the one I am anticipating the most. My hopes for handles are yellow rose and a classic bone jig such as peach seed. Giraffe would be nice, but seems highly unlikely unless Northwoods is getting a SFO from this frame.
Jerry I too think the 29 will be an instant classic, but I am disappointed that no one has any expectations that there will be any sort of exotic handle material from GEC. What a shame. Are those days gone for good?

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:09 am
by eveled
I’d like to see a copy of the 10th mountain knife. With one change. Instead of a Phillips bit. Put a 1/4 inch magnetic bit holder. So you can replace the bit or use a different bit. Has to have the flat staple bail.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:56 am
by KnifeSlinger#81
If they made a copy of a 10th mountain knife I'd definitely buy one.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:45 pm
by Modern Slip Joints
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?

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:31 pm
by m0nk
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

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:43 pm
by eveled
A 2 blade sway back jack Loom Fixer would be nice too.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:33 am
by kootenay joe
I think the recurve blade will sharpen up fairly easily with 'V-Rods', like the SpyderCo sharpener. With the downward stroke you should be able to keep the edge on the ceramic sharpening rod.
The blade was designed for sharp looks.
kj

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:42 am
by Tsar Bomba
m0nk wrote: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.
Like the #29 punch whittler! ::ds::
kootenay joe wrote:The blade was designed for sharp looks.
What happened to buying a knife for sharp... cutting? ::shrug:: ::hmm:: ::poke:: :mrgreen:

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:25 am
by kootenay joe
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.
kj

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:42 am
by KnifeSlinger#81
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
The 97 is not a recurve. That kind of clip has been used on gec's for a long time but not all of them have it. Gec has used that blade on small stubby knives (like a 25 clip) and I do not like it on those but I think the 97 blade looks good. That's not to say it couldn't be better, which it could. The gec clip points like the 97 with the downwards angle and fairly abrupt curve to the point could be a more gradual curve that stretches the tip longer and into a more fine point. This looks better and is easier to sharpen.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:00 am
by Modern Slip Joints
KnifeSlinger#81 wrote: [...] The 97 is not a recurve. [...]
Hold a ruler to the edge of any of the 97 blades in the numerous pictures in threads and the curve will be obvious.

A large Coke bottle that a cousin owns has been in the family for a long time. It has been used to dress and skin a lot of deer and was recently used by his daughter for that. Before Buck 110s and their copies pushed Large Coke bottles and daddy barlows out of hardware store displays both were common knives for hunters. Even though I've been collecting them for awhile GEC's 97 is the first large Coke bottle that I've seen with a recurved blade. Admittedly it's unlikely that I'll use all of my large Coke bottle knives but that does not make me want to want to buy one that makes me look like an idiot. As an alternative to GEC's recured blade I bought a more expensive Case 51050L Classic large Coke bottle.

I'm done writing about this specific complaint.

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:13 am
by Onearmbladejunkie
I want GEC to make a #97 Allegheny knife with a swing-guard. Brass bolsters and a curvy style brass swing-guard ! A real old school knife. Oily Creek bone , autumn leaf bone , & tiger maple wood

Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:37 pm
by Ajd3530
Onearmbladejunkie wrote:I want GEC to make a #97 Allegheny knife with a swing-guard. Brass bolsters and a curvy style brass swing-guard ! A real old school knife. Oily Creek bone , autumn leaf bone , & tiger maple wood
I think a #97 with an ornate swing gaurd would be a bit much, borderline gawdy. That said, with a blade this size, it would have been nice if at least some of them had been liner locks.