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I agree that they are beautiful and as you predict they will sell out fast. "Overpriced" seems to be a matter of opinion on these. I would not pay what will be asked of them nd many old timers will tell you a knife is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
These knives seem to go against the "norm" for a faction today's collectors. I have seen so many flippers enter the knife arena. Buy a knife, own it long enough to show it off and sell it to buy the next shiny sharp object. Typically these knives fall into that category and yes they make a tidy profit.
I am very old school, I buy what I like and 98% of what goes into my collection stays there. Buying into the GEC in the first 4 years gave me the opportunity to own some of those extremely low numbered runs and a good many 1 of 1's. Even some proto's of knives that never went into production. I own zero of the Northwoods. They are worth a good bit to me because of what they add to the story of my collection, just not sure another collector would not see my value as "overpriced"
Kenneth W. Hill said:
One half of the #29 Snakewood Stockyard Whittlers pre-orders was canceled. GEC made the #29 Bloodwood knives to fill in the void. I bet that I was the first one to put in a pre-order on the web. I was canceled out on Aug.22th. I ended up with a #29 Sienna jigged bone and a #29 Bloodwood. I custom ordered a fixed blade knife with snakewood scales. When GEC fails to deliver , go custom.
I am not sure Kenneth that either one matches it name