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Great Eastern Cutlery hosted by Ken Mundhenk

Collectors of Great Eastern, Northfield and Tidioute Knives

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Comment by Rusty R Halsey on May 14, 2009 at 5:13
OK, it worked! I'll get back to the ebay link in a second, but first I wanted to say I was watching the same 2006 GEC auction that Mike was asking about. All the different numbers for quantities had me confused also. Referencing the GEC 2006 Production Totals (this is cool!) only confused me more. They show a total of 200 #23 Tidoutes made, 110 of them in diamondback bone. There is something I'm not understanding here.

This knife, although a prototype, is the same as referenced in a previous post. It is a Bulldog brand 3 blade trapper made by GEC. I respect GEC quality, like most Bulldog knives that are not celluloid, and love the 3 blade trapper design. But there is something about this knife that turns me off. In my opinion, it is an ugly knife. Seems to be selling ok though.
Comment by Rusty R Halsey on May 14, 2009 at 4:47
Made by GEC
I'm still playing with referencing an ebay auction. Lets see if this works.
Comment by Mike Bryant on May 13, 2009 at 22:59
This is the Auction information that was posted with the knife below.
Up for bid is a 2006 Great Eastern Cutlery Tidioute model #23 Pioneer with diamondback amber jigged bone handles. There were only 110 of this pattern made with this jigged bone in the innaugural year of this fine cutlery. This knife is serial #127 (250 total of this Tidioute pattern made, 110 in diamondback bone). It measures 4 1/2" closed, has flush nickel silver bolsters and pinned "Tidioute" shield, brass liners and pins, and 1095HC carbon steel blades, unused and unsharpened. Both blades have super strong half stops and excellent walk and talk. Any marks on the blades are simply from the factory oil, they're in pristine condition. The bone handles are in excellent condition, no chips or cracks, and done in GEC's own diamondback jigging. The knife has never been used and comes with original tube and wax paper wrap. This knife is one of the first knives made in GEC's first year of production, don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of history! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Item Specifics

Type : Folding Knife Brand: Great Eastern Cutlery

Material : 1095HC Model: #23 Pioneer

CLOSED LENGTH : 4 1/2" Style: Folding Trapper
Comment by Mike Bryant on May 13, 2009 at 22:52

I am Lost on Great Eastern. I stole the pictures from ebay hoping some of you Collectors would know thw answer.

This knife has the number 127 etched on the Bolster. The blade says 250 made. The seller of this knife said only 110 were made. Now the question. How can this be number 127 if only 110 were made in this Bone Jigging? What are they talking about is 127 the frame number?

In Memoriam
Comment by Scott King on May 13, 2009 at 20:40
Is that something you can post on the master community calendar?! :)
Comment by Ken Mundhenk on May 13, 2009 at 20:36
Great Eastern Cutlery will be having their 3rd annual knife rendezvous(open house) July 23rd,24th and 25th at their plant inTitusville, PA I'll be posting lodging and other information as I get it. Roger Cunningham and myself along with our wives went last year. We had a great time. I'll keep you posted.

In Memoriam
Comment by Scott King on May 12, 2009 at 21:51
Hey Ken
How's that? Anything you'd like me to do with this video? I can take it down, if you'd like.
Comment by Roger Cunningham on May 4, 2009 at 14:52
I was going to take care his knives for him.That`s all Ken was worried about.

In Memoriam
Comment by Scott King on May 3, 2009 at 19:18
yeah, Ken sorry I didn't respond. Glad all is OK. So you got Roger out of bed to come help you? :) just kidding.
Glad to have you back. Hope you don't mind I added a vid to the main area of the GE Group
Comment by Rusty R Halsey on May 3, 2009 at 14:03
Glad you escaped the forest fire, Ken. That could have been bad!

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