Great Eastern Cutlery hosted by Ken Mundhenk


Great Eastern Cutlery hosted by Ken Mundhenk

Collectors of Great Eastern, Northfield and Tidioute Knives

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Show me your GEC's!

Started by John Thornburg. Last reply by John Thornburg 5 hours ago. 33 Replies

Does anyone collect by shields?

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by John Thornburg Nov 30. 1 Reply

What GEC is your current carry?

Started by Tim. Last reply by steven patterson Nov 15. 43 Replies

GEC #48 "Weasel" Pattern

Started by Andy Larrison. Last reply by John Thornburg Oct 30. 12 Replies

Washington Jack

Started by Mackenzie. Last reply by Doug Webber Apr 18. 3 Replies

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Comment by Gary Kifer on October 24, 2017 at 19:26

Well were working on filling page # 3 of knives for sale, new and older :)

Comment by Gary Kifer on October 17, 2017 at 18:32

Hello All,

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


Comment by Jan Carter on August 31, 2017 at 18:37

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

Comment by Doug Webber on August 31, 2017 at 16:20

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.

Comment by Tim on August 31, 2017 at 10:59

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.

Comment by Clint Thompson on August 31, 2017 at 10:02

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.

Comment by Jan Carter on August 31, 2017 at 7:47

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?

Comment by Jan Carter on July 13, 2017 at 19:16

Greg just posted that he found a stash of early GEC protos!!!  Prices look very reasonable to me

Comment by Doug Webber on April 18, 2017 at 2:58

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.

Comment by Bryon Banks on March 31, 2017 at 21:37
I happened to be in the neighborhood of GEC today so I stopped by to visit with Mr. Howard and Ms. Tucker and browse a bit. We had a nice discussion on my favorite handle material and the future of it. He showed me some of the stag hunks that they start with. Snapped a couple pics and bagged a couple fine pieces of cutlery and got back on the road.

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