GEC 'Schrade' Auto

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GEC 'Schrade' Auto

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:47 am

Does anyone here have, or know about, an automatic knife made by GEC and branded as "Schrade" that was made soon after GEC began in 2006 ?
Please post any information or pictures you may have about this knife.
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Re: GEC 'Schrade' Auto

Post by WelderBob » Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:33 pm

I bought my first auto from a dealer on AAPK, a red bone. Nice fit and finish, fires good but sometimes fails to lockup. I call it bounce back, maybe too strong spring or locking notch not deep enough, just not sure. Most of time they work well but not always.
The others I got from a company named Sharper Deals, I assume they were dealers for who ever had them built. Not sure who owns the Schrade trademark.

They are neat knives and I carry one on occasionally when I feel a bit frisky !
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Re: GEC 'Schrade' Auto

Post by kootenay joe » Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:14 pm

Thank you Bob !
Am i correct that these were made about 2007, i.e. soon after GEC started up ?
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Post by WelderBob » Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:05 pm

Yes, I believe it was early 2007 that I got the first one, as I recall some of the first ones in red bone were marked Prototype, later ones were not.
The brown bone was next, then stag and white bone. Not real sure but I think those were all the natural handle knives. Then they made some acrylic ones, 3 or 4, pretty handles but by then the runs were small and the prices went up considerably.
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Post by lt632ret » Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:54 pm

This issue was contracted by Stuart Taylor ( who bought the IP rights to Schrade in 2003. most of the Taylor Sxhrades were imports made in China . This auto was an exception since it is USA made. Owning the rights to Schrade allowed these to be ,marked Schrade. Most of these were purchased by Bob Chopra of Sharper deals and retailed through him. LT
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Re: GEC 'Schrade' Auto

Post by Xyphos » Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:04 pm

How interesting-- I'd always wondered about how an auto manufactured by Great Eastern might manifest. That it was the "young" GEC on contract with Schrade is even cooler. The houndstooth shield is the clincher.

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Post by kootenay joe » Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:22 pm

Thank you LT. Your posts are ALWAYS so helpful and correct.
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Re: GEC 'Schrade' Auto

Post by big monk » Fri Dec 10, 2021 3:43 pm

KJ -- here are some links and info on the knives __ includes a list of knives & years made __ the last ones were about 2013,I believe**

viewtopic.php?f=56&t=38871

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11516&p=95055#p95055

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12888
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Re: GEC 'Schrade' Auto

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:44 pm

Thanks big monk. Production numbers shown in one of above links show that 'quite a few' of these were made. However i have not seen any show up for sale. They seem to have disappeared.
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Re: GEC 'Schrade' Auto

Post by 1967redrider » Sun Dec 12, 2021 8:48 pm

big monk wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 3:43 pm
KJ -- here are some links and info on the knives __ includes a list of knives & years made __ the last ones were about 2013,I believe**

viewtopic.php?f=56&t=38871

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11516&p=95055#p95055

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12888

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Re: GEC 'Schrade' Auto

Post by Alien883 » Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:28 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:47 am
Does anyone here have, or know about, an automatic knife made by GEC and branded as "Schrade" that was made soon after GEC began in 2006 ?
Please post any information or pictures you may have about this knife.
kj
Just posted info on this knife...

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Re: GEC 'Schrade' Auto

Post by Alien883 » Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:31 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:47 am
Does anyone here have, or know about, an automatic knife made by GEC and branded as "Schrade" that was made soon after GEC began in 2006 ?
Please post any information or pictures you may have about this knife.
kj
....miss read ur post...my knife is not an Auto!!

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