First Experience.

The Tuna Valley Cutlery Company was an old Pennsylvania brand that was resurrected by Perry Miller in 2007. Perry had several patterns produced by GEC under this name in the later 2000s. In 2012, Daniels Family Knives purchased the Tuna Valley Cutlery name & working stock. Production has since resumed under the direction of Ken Daniels (co-founder of Great Eastern Cutlery) and his son Ryan Daniels.
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First Experience.

Postby johnny twoshoes » Thu May 03, 2012 8:47 pm

Okay guys, I have the best Mom in the world!!! ::ds::
I graduate in a couple of months and in celebration of that, my Mom surprised me with a beautiful gift. She did something I wouldn't, she took the plunge for me on a beautiful Tuna Valley.
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This knife is truly one of the best I own, thanks to her I can now say I am part of the Tuna Valley Family.

When Ryan and Ken Daniels left GEC I was a bit worried about it, I was worried that GEC might loose their personality and that the knife world would miss a great family involved in knives. Shortly after they left, word came out that the Daniels family was not leaving knives, but that they were moving on to try new things. They purchased the rights to Tuna Valley and have been producing wonderful knives from this brand. They have decided to put their faith in good American factories like Great Easter Cutlery and, as things continue to unfold, other brands are being contacted about producing knives for them. No matter who is making the actual knife at the factory we can rest ashore that it's going to be a quality, American piece of cutlery thanks to the Daniels family.

Back to the knife.

It has the best stag of any Tuna I have seen and it beats any knife I have in my collection.
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The Bolster work is perfect, it's the first I have seen in person and it is detailed perfectly. The pictures will never do a knife this beautiful justice, but I will try.
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The Smooth opening blade of the #72 pattern is ever present in this knife.
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Thanks so much Mama Twoshoes, I'm so happy to have this knife. It's a blessing to know that my first came from you and that you fully support me in my attempt to get more of these wonderful knives. ::sneaky:: Your such a blessing to me and thanks for introducing me to this wonderful Site.

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Re: First Experience.

Postby johnny twoshoes » Thu May 03, 2012 9:04 pm

A few more pics. 8)
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Re: First Experience.

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:12 pm

That bolster has class written all over it. Congrats Caleb.
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Re: First Experience.

Postby AREMINGTONSEDGE » Thu May 03, 2012 9:47 pm

Johnny, Now don't forget Mother's day comming up! What a beautiful knife, she has great taste! And..... you take amazing pictures! Your set up and angle shots are a true work of art! I dabble in art, so take it from me I know talent when I see it! Keep it up young man, keep it up! ::tu:: ::tu:: Rocky
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Re: First Experience.

Postby Aimus Moses » Thu May 03, 2012 11:00 pm

Congrats Johnny! That's a great looking knife. I was lucky enough to have Trevor (IM) knife bomb me with one just like yours today. They are good solid built knives aren't they? I love the one Trevor bombed me with.

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Re: First Experience.

Postby johnny twoshoes » Thu May 03, 2012 11:06 pm

Hey good friend, they are awesome knives.
I am extremely pleased with mine, it's a good solid knife and a perfect example of a knife.

Glad to hear you got one, Trevor is a great guy and I'm so glad to hear he blessed you with such an awesome gift. 8)

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Re: First Experience.

Postby philco » Thu May 03, 2012 11:24 pm

Great knife. ::tu::

Great mom. ::tu::

Great son. ::tu::

Are we invited to your graduation ? ::super_happy::


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Re: First Experience.

Postby Miller Bro's » Fri May 04, 2012 12:13 am

Awesome knife ::woot::

Love the Stag handles ::drool:: ::drool::
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Re: First Experience.

Postby TripleF » Fri May 04, 2012 12:42 am

My mom can beat up your mom, now give me the knife!!

JK.

WOWZAH dude, that is the MAC DADDY!!! Congrats.

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Re: First Experience.

Postby garddogg56 » Fri May 04, 2012 12:52 am

Caleb good for u that knife is special :D
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Re: First Experience.

Postby knifegirl888 » Fri May 04, 2012 1:51 am

Caleb,

I am not surprised your mom is great...she raised a wonderful young man! Congrats!

P.S. I agree completely with your statement about the Daniels family. They are all-stars!
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Re: First Experience.

Postby biglmbass » Fri May 04, 2012 12:33 pm

Looks great, Caleb. ::tu:: ::nod:: I know you'll treasure that for years to come.

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Re: First Experience.

Postby vieu101 » Sat May 05, 2012 11:41 pm

Wow Nice knife johnny and a great Mom....congrats on graduating....Now where is that keg party ::woot:: ::groove:: ::ds::

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Re: First Experience.

Postby johnny twoshoes » Sat May 05, 2012 11:53 pm

Thanks guys, I do have a very special Mom and if I turn out half decent it's thanks to her.
I really appreciate all the kind words and Phil, your all invited. ::tu::

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Re: First Experience.

Postby johnny twoshoes » Sun May 06, 2012 3:02 pm

Here is my second Tuna and a gift from a good online friend.
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