What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:35 am

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.

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I would LOVE to see a 35 cattle knife.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby RalphAlsip » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:10 am

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.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:17 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.


That would be great. Nice photoshop. I prefer a 3rd blade but I'd buy one with a punch too.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Ajd3530 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:06 pm

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?

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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.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:36 am

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.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby m0nk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:11 pm

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!

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Ajd3530 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:58 pm

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.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Rotten » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:18 pm

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...
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby boykinlp » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:14 am

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.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Rotten » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:24 am

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.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby RalphAlsip » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:40 am

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.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby boykinlp » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:41 am

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?
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Rotten » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:49 am

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.
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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.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby RalphAlsip » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:59 am

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.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby m0nk » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:19 pm

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::

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