What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

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What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:10 pm

I like the # 09 Esquire, a 2 7/8" Pen knife but it is not that popular, so i doubt GEC will make another run. I would like to see a short run of these with the absolute best handle materials 'out there'. These would be expensive knives, maybe with a gold shield, fluted bolsters, all in perfect 'flow'. This would be harking back to 100+ years ago (1870's - 1920) when a fancy pen knife was the most expensive pattern the manufacturer made. It was often given as a special gift or something the successful man might buy for himself.
So, an 09 with the best blue-green mammoth handles.
What knife would you like to see GEC make ?
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby markpreston » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:22 pm

A finely tuned equal end pen knife with sunken joints and a single backspring. And please make it THIN like older Case pen knives. The closest thing GEC had I think was the presidents knife and it still seemed a tad thick to me.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Modern Slip Joints » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:37 pm

I would like them to go in the opposite direction. There are plenty of gentleman's knives available in other brands but but very few three or more bladed full size belt pouch knives. I would like to see more 98 pattern 4 7/8" three or more bladed knives, preferably with 440C blades. I'd eagerly buy both a stainless 98 pattern stockman and whittler.

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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby RalphAlsip » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:25 pm

I would like for Northwoods to offer a 2 blade Fremont based on the GEC 79 Montana Workhorse. The reason for wanting it branded Northwoods is to see this pattern dressed in a deluxe handle such as Mammoth, Giraffe, etc. I took the liberty to photoshop an example rendition of my wished for item. You will notice the master blade is the large Northfield spear instead of Northwoods Bohncliffe that has been used on the Fremont in the past. I would want a Northwoods branded spear - not the Northfield as shown in my frankenknife picture.

I hope it is clear that my picture is a "mock-up" and not a real knife.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:49 pm

I would never have known that was not an actual knife.
Very useful as you can create a picture to see what a knife imagined would actually look like.
You have talent (and computer smarts too)
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:55 pm

kootenay joe wrote:I like the # 09 Esquire, a 2 7/8" Pen knife but it is not that popular, so i doubt GEC will make another run. I would like to see a short run of these with the absolute best handle materials 'out there'. These would be expensive knives, maybe with a gold shield, fluted bolsters, all in perfect 'flow'. This would be harking back to 100+ years ago (1870's - 1920) when a fancy pen knife was the most expensive pattern the manufacturer made. It was often given as a special gift or something the successful man might buy for himself.
So, an 09 with the best blue-green mammoth handles.
What knife would you like to see GEC make ?
kj


That’s easy, a Cuttin Horse pattern. Either Snakewood handles or stag.
Or a knife like the Kershaw Double Cross, two locking blades and both w/ thumbstuds. Handles could be anything if it had those two features, so long as it isn’t synthetic in anyway.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:26 pm

Can you describe the Cuttin Horse pattern ? This name was used by Bulldog for one of the Sowbelly Stock knives but i don't think it is an actual pattern name. Size, shape, # of blades & which blades ?
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:49 pm

RalphAlsip wrote:I would like for Northwoods to offer a 2 blade Fremont based on the GEC 79 Montana Workhorse. The reason for wanting it branded Northwoods is to see this pattern dressed in a deluxe handle such as Mammoth, Giraffe, etc. I took the liberty to photoshop an example rendition of my wished for item. You will notice the master blade is the large Northfield spear instead of Northwoods Bohncliffe that has been used on the Fremont in the past. I would want a Northwoods branded spear - not the Northfield as shown in my frankenknife picture.

I hope it is clear that my picture is a "mock-up" and not a real knife.

Jerry that is a beautiful creation and I would add should a whittler in that configuration be created as well I would certainly be a buyer. ::tu::
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Sharpnshinyknives » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:50 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Can you describe the Cuttin Horse pattern ? This name was used by Bulldog for one of the Sowbelly Stock knives but i don't think it is an actual pattern name. Size, shape, # of blades & which blades ?
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It’s a Sowbelly stockman. Has a large clip blade on one end and a smaller clip blade on the other. Here is a picture off the internet. You are correct about Bulldog having this. Cuttin Horse is all I have ever seen this pattern called. I just love the curves and blades on these.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:51 pm

That pattern was made for Bulldog in Germany (Olbertz) in 1980's and again in 1990's. Jim Parker had this pattern made in Japan about the same time. I don't know if there has been a USA version ? But there would be if GEC made some. Have you thought of emailing them this suggestion ?
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:10 pm

I only have one wish left that GEC hasn't fulfilled - the granddaddy Barlow. :mrgreen:
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:46 pm

The Daddy Barlow is a rather dull pattern. I can't see the attraction. Maybe you is jokin' ? There are still nice unused Imperial Daddy Barlows from 1960's to fulfill your desire for Daddy B.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby edge213 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:06 am

kootenay joe wrote:The Daddy Barlow is a rather dull pattern. I can't see the attraction. Maybe you is jokin' ? There are still nice unused Imperial Daddy Barlows from 1960's to fulfill your desire for Daddy B.
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I totally disagree with you Joe.
Grandaddy Barlow is a great pattern.
Would love to see GEC make them.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:21 am

I respectfully disagree - t'ain't nothin' dull about 'em IMO.
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Re: What Knife Would You Like GEC To Make ?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:22 am

Well they have the #98 frame at 4 7/8" so easy to put in a clip blade & long bolster and there you have a Daddy Barlow for those who like big knives with straight 'lines'.
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