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Great Eastern Cutlery hosted by Ken Mundhenk

Collectors of Great Eastern, Northfield and Tidioute Knives

Website: http://greateasterncutlery.net/blog/
Members: 219
Latest Activity: Aug 28

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Oldies, but goodies.

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Great Eastern Girls.

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GEC , at the beginning

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Comment by J. Dan Skean Jr. on August 6, 2016 at 14:23
Yes Ma'am - will do! Sorry to miss you and Donnie this year!!
Comment by Jan Carter on August 6, 2016 at 14:09

I have no idea and I wont be able to make it, so it comes to you to let us know on day one Dan!!  (pretty please)

Comment by J. Dan Skean Jr. on August 1, 2016 at 21:37
It's almost Rendezvous time!

Which means time for me to look up how to spell the word.

And also time to contemplate what the 10th Anniversary Rendezvous Knife will be! The 5th Anniversary Rendezvous brought us the Whaler. How will the wizards at GEC top that?

Any one in the know going to drop a hint?
Comment by Jan Carter on July 11, 2016 at 19:46

Paul some great info on woods there  !!  Thank you


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Comment by Richard Schuchman on July 3, 2016 at 10:07

*snicker* Intercourse.... *heh, heh*


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Comment by Paul S on July 3, 2016 at 7:37

Contact info follows.

   I stopped at Village Knives after visiting the Keystone Knife show in Lewisburg, Pa in Feb this year (2016).

   The the show and a stop afterwards at the Pennsylvania Dutch Country which is a few hours away was a great off season inexpensive vacation. Off season hotel prices were way below what we have in New England. 

COUNTRY KNIVES

4134 Old Philadelphia Pike
PO BOX 576
Intercourse, PA 17534

http://www.countryknives.com/

Comment by Ron Mowery on July 2, 2016 at 12:29

Paul Satkowski,

Where in Pa Dutch Country is Village Knives? Do they have a website? I have heard of County Knives in Intercourse Pa.

I like the look of knives with handles made of quality rare wood. My EDC is a Case with what I believe is chestnut.


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Comment by Paul S on July 2, 2016 at 6:20

http://www.rarewoodsusa.com/

Rare Woods USA is an extremely large importer of rare woods in Mexico, Maine (town in Maine USA) that stocks three kinds of Ebony (all are available in stock):

Ebony Macassar-Having a variegated stripy figure, this wood is highly sought after for decorative purposes. Good for turnery, knife handles, and musical instrument fingerboards. Extremely rare.

EbonyAfrican-This timber has very high bending and crushing strength, with high stiffness and resistance to shock loads. This is a very hard wood to work with hand or machine tools, with severe blunting effect on cutting edges. Gluing is good, and it can be polished to an excellent finish. Uses-Tool, cutlery and knife handles, piano and organ keys

Ebony Indian-Extremely dense and heavy which makes it difficult to work, but beautiful to turn. Almost pitch black, this is the wood formerly used for piano keys. Turns and carves well with sharp tools. Used for decorative purposes, knife handles and musical  instrument fingerboards.

Rare Woods USA has any wood a knife maker could imagine. They have 500,000 bd ft of exotic hardwoods.  They have specialty areas such as a music room that supplies wood used in music. I have been there.  

    The info supplied is from The Rare woods web site.

 

Comment by Jan Carter on July 1, 2016 at 20:19

Paul,

Some Ebony is easier to come by that others.  

Gaboon is a cites listed wood but Madagascar is not.  Most of what we see in recent years is Madagascar

I am a wood handle fanatic!  I love it and I collect them.


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Comment by Paul S on July 1, 2016 at 15:36

   I was recently introduced to Great Eastern and I picked up a Stag Sunfish at Village Cutlery in the Pennsylvania Dutch country. My collection has other stags and bone handled knives and an occasional Ebony by other manufacturers, many aged.

    Some well known manufacturers do not offer much in wood handled knives.  The collector value seemed to be less in value. Today wood is gaining an audience...it is less likely to crack if dropped and looks good.  Great Eastern has a large line of wood handled knives. I was told that there are 80,000 kinds of wood. It was told to me that ebony is difficult to come by in large pieces-small pieces could be smuggled and hand  carried.

 
 
 

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