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Yeah, I found that out the hard way. Most of the Bokers I have are the Boker Tree brand trapperlocks which are German, but I made the mistake of getting a few Boker Magnums and MAN, what a difference in the fit and finish - very rough, loose fittings, bad tolerances (handle material stopped 1/8" from the bolster). BUT they were cheap, so at least I didn't lose my shirt on them. I tighten and smooth what I can and superglue the rest.
Richard. I live the pictures. You taste in knives is about the same as mine. Be careful of the Boker knives as many are not made in Germany. I found this on their web site:
Thank you! I nearly traded it...Actually I DID trade it (for a ZT 0350) and felt really bad doing so, but luckily the ZT owner thought the 23 was too big for him, so I exchanged it for a 72 spearpoint lockback in ebony, which was still a nice knife, but if I had to choose, I'm taking the 23 every time. It had a very difficult pull at first, but I sent it back to GEC and it came home much improved, from a 9 down to a 6 or 7, still stiff but manageable. The Ben Hogan is a dream, I'd love to get a blue camel version. I'm still looking out for a 63 templar in green kirinite...
A very nice round up of knives Richard. A good range of patterns and blade styles (I have the exact same white bone Beaver Tail #23)
I'm a newbie and just thought I'd start sharing some of my collection. I started collecting traditionals ONLY and even then just the main 4: Case, Queen, Boker and GEC in an effort to try to keep everything US made. I loved the fit and finish of GEC, but ended up trading out a lot of my slip joints because they were too difficult to open. I had a couple 73's, a 72, the Schrade/GEC Fire and Ice collab (in the 23 pattern), and a couple others that all ended up on the trading room floor. This is what I have left and all have manageable pulls.
I would say call Ms Chris, she will know and I am positive she would love to hear from you
I'd like to find out a definite on which scales were the very first? I think the original ones were dressed with bone from Culpepper's.
My memory is not what it used to be but it seems to me it was the Beaver Pond bone in 2007
Does anyone know what scales were first completed in house by GEC?
I look forward to it Jan!
Just got my other two #73s!!! I'll get a write up done soon!
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