GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

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GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby boykinlp » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:45 pm

Went to the mailbox a few minutes ago and found this. Great Eastern Cutlery #152118 Bail & Chain Tidioute Cutlery Huckleberry Boys Knife Antique Yellow Jig Bone. This is my first GEC JIGGED bone knife. It is great. The pull is about a 6. Chain is bright and shiny.

BTW, the chain is attached to the bail with a split-ring, so it would be really easy to remove the chain from the bail.:)

Let's see yours when you get them!

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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby FarSide » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:12 pm

Congrats - Very nice. Going to have maybe grab one of these bail & chain 15's. I don't think your going to see GEC do one of these for quite a while, if again.
Some people were complaining about how much it added to the cost. But if you think about the extra labor in making the end pieces, assembly, finishing, and installing - it's a lot of work.

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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:53 pm

Risner (Traditional Pocket Knives.com) currently has 21 in stock. I didn't check any of the other sellers. ---► https://www.traditionalpocketknives.com ... lowJigBone

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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby JohnR » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:33 pm

I like them but I wish they were 2 blades, I've only bought one 15 this run and confirmed the single blade 15's are too small for me.

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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:58 pm

I'm with you John, I also prefer two blades. In this particular pattern a spear and pen would tickle my fancy.
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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby peanut740 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:17 am

The Maher & Grosh 2 blades will be available the first of the week.
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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:13 am

Quote: "The Maher & Grosh 2 blades will be available the first of the week"
Good to know. Means don't spend all your spare $$ on ebay knives this weekend.
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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby DM11 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:48 pm

I've got one underway. Should be here midweek.
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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby peanut740 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:03 pm

The Maher and Grosh Boys Knives will be on our website for sale about 7:30PM Eastern.www.maherandgrosh.com
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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:32 am

Here is my just received #15 "Boys' Knife" with "Antique Yellow Jigged Bone" and a bail & chain. The bail is just a piece of shaped wire but perhaps this is true to the pattern being inexpensive so a boy might be able to buy one ? The "Antique Yellow Jigged Bone" was used on a #15 from 2015 and it is much more attractive than the jigged bone of the same name on this 2018 #15.
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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby DM11 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:50 am

I really like this knife. The history and nostalgia is appealling to me. I've carried it several days since I've had it and cant complain. Most my knives have easy duty now days. The chain didnt limit my ability to use the knife. If it had I usually have another that isnt tethered to do the job. I didnt have any of those situations so far. I wont be carrying it all the time but it will be fun the carry once in a while.
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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:03 am

Great that it is working out for you David. My estimate was that the chain was sufficiently long to preclude any hindrance.

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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby willc » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:52 pm

I got a bail and chain in ebony and I like the idea of it but doubt I will carry it much.
That won’t stop me from maybe getting a jigged bone one or one of the M&G with 2 blades.
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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:12 am

willc, while bone is fine I prefer the sleekness of the ebony on this model. Congrats.

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Re: GEC Bail & Chain Boy's Knife

Postby singin46 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:49 pm

Yes, Roger and Ken really knocked this one out of the park.
Worth every penny, serious walk and talk, the way old knives were made 100 years ago.
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