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Website is up and running, 2 full pages of GEC knives ;)
if I can help anyone with something new or used please let me know
I agree about waiting to see how this bold move plays out. Like you Doug we dont collect for investments LOL, I would have started collecting gold 40 years ago if that was my intent. Your statement that historically they do NOT lose value was a factor in the collectible pieces though. Since what we have are the first 7 years of production and nothing more than a run of 25 we should still be ok on holding value. Heck this move may actually make the value increase
I don't collect for investment reasons but for enjoyment. One thing you could pretty much count on though, was that a GEC knife would hold it's original value and generally increase in value which is a rare thing in today's traditional knife market. With GEC ramping up production numbers, on the new 78's at least, I doubt this will still be true. As long as the quality of their knives does not suffer from this increase in production I will still collect GEC's when a particular model appeals to me, but that thrill of having one of only maybe 50 made will certainly be gone. That in itself will certainly make their knives much less appealing to me as a collector.
Looking at GEC's production totals for last year, it is apparent they are stepping up production of each release. That is a good thing since demand is growing for their product. The numbers seem very high however for the #78 if correct. There are a lot more SFO's going on now too. Just have to wait & see how this all shakes out I guess.
This is a good many single blade knives. I hope the marketing did their due diligence. I personally like the 78 pattern. It will be interesting to see the final products in each of the three classes.
An interesting discussion here
Here is the first paragraph
I received an email from Chris at GEC this afternoon regarding the upcoming Single Blade 78 American Jacks. These aren’t expected to ship until mid to late December and just Friday they were asking for early order commitments. Today, five days later, GEC is committing to building 1800 Tidioute and Northfields PLUS…….. 1000 SFO’s. That’s almost 3000 single blade 78’s.
Now I know how I feel about a low run company stepping up to 3K production of a single pattern but I am interested to hear how you feel about it?
Greg just posted that he found a stash of early GEC protos!!! Prices look very reasonable to me
I'm looking for a GEC Tidioute #651112 LB in Spring Green jig bone. This is the clip blade lockback. If anyone has a line on one, I'd appreciate a heads up.
The rehandles all look great. Your correct that he still does stunning work. Not being an acrylic fan, for the most part, I can understand having them changed out. When Donnie collected seahorses we did the same thing. The G10 did nothing for me but the rams horn replacement did LOL.
Good work on making your collections what you want it to be !
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