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I collect Schrade knives. One of the most sought after patterns is the Old Timer 2OT. 2OT's in good condition sell upwards of $400. There is a very good chance that I may never find one. When I saw the Northfield #77 Washington Jack, I thought that if I couldn't have a Schrade 2OT, I could at least have a quality U.S made knife that looked very similar. I was fortunate to get on a reserve list and bought a Washington Jack in Autumn Gold Smooth Bone. Now I understand why so many people collect GEC knives. The fit and finish is outstanding. Ken at Blue Creek Cutlery is an outstanding dealer. I wasn't happy with the first one he sent me, the handles didn't match as well as I hoped, so he sent me another telling me I could take my pick or return them both for a full refund. Gary at Northwest Knife Company sold me another #77 Autumn Gold for my friend in Australia along with the #77 Washington Harness Jack in Blood Red Smooth Bone. Both Ken and Gary are great people to deal with and I would recommend them to anyone. I'll always love and collect Schrade knives, but now I have my eye on a Ben Hogan and am waiting for the arrival of a French Kate.
Welcome to the GEC crowd Doug! Since these came out I have always said, put on in your hand...you'll get it!
Now that's pretty, Brad.
It is indeed a true gentleman's knife, and easy on the eyes also :)
Wow! how do you pick one favorite? If I could only have one (heaven forbid) I'd opt for the #74 Ranch Hand - Ticks a few boxes for me good solid "Goldie -Locks" size... not too small, not too big = 'just right' ... versatile blade configuration and a lanyard hole; a deal breaker for me. Although this photo doesn't show a lanyard I really prefer to have one.
I did not know the 36 was done in coffeehouse but OMG is that one purty!!
362209 is a Burnt Stag Sunfish-my first Greater Eastern /Northfield. Burnt Stag and a lot of it as this knife is a monster size! Great workmanship!
This is difficult but I have to say the #38 Grinling Whittler is my favorite. What a fine working knife and a delicate form. Great job GEC!