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Thank you Ken for the kind welcome in this community. I am definitely a fan of the Great Eastern produced examples and I hope to visit this forum often and become more familiar with like-minded members. I actually received a nice example today, an SFO via Charlie C. It felt like stepping back in time as I went over the details of its scratted parchment bone covers on this 15c115. Thrilled for the opportunity to have in my possession.
Thank you for the heads up Jan. They have had some really nice GEC's put up.
It would be super great if they had a Northwoods Presidential :-)
The collection purchased by Erin must have been a doozy!
"Friday 4-3-2020, there will be 15+ New (old stock) Northwoods knives added to the store. There is a wide variety of handle material available. Some knives come with a medallion as well. Each knife has it's own beautifully made leather sheath. "
You did indeed score and YES! Blue Creek rocks
Well I finally made a purchase with Blue Creek Cutlery. I love to support dealers that support iKC Forum. I bought three knives from Blue Creek Cutlery. I spotted a GEC#93 Rams-foot Oily Creek Bone knife on Franks that had been sold. I went on the hunt , big time. I spotted the #86 Oil Field Jack Oil Sucker Rod Wood knife. I snagged it. I missed out on that one last year. I had been eyeing an #81 Osage Orange wood knife with a rare knot hole. I snagged it. . There was photo of a really dark GEC#93 Rams-foot Oily Creek Bone knife at the lowest price ! Man I scored well today. Blue Creek Cutlery ROCKS !
After the #23 run , things will get real exciting. We are going to see better knife/scale choices. The dealers have plenty of NOS knives. GEC and the GEC dealers will need to make money , not get stuck with NOS knives. Bill Howard knows what sells faster and sells out quickly. The best GEC knives are yet to come , this and next year. GEC needs to offer more scale choices and less quantity of each knife offered. Beaver shields is a great example. On the #23 Brazilian wood , go half beaver shield and go half bomb or hounds tooth shield . Some collectors will try to buy both, like me. More choices is always better. And less pieces will drive up the value of the Great Eastern cutlery knives. The #62 Pocket Carver Camel banana and square bar shield knives are a great example. It is going to be fun to see what GEC comes up with after the #23 run.
I just received a white bone Pocket Carver #62 and a #38 Bocote wood single blade. I have been eyeing a #38 2017 single blade knife since I starting collecting GEC knives in 2018. I can afford any knife that I want. I stay off of Evil-bay since they charge state tax now. I like most of the GEC dealers. I know which dealers will bend over backwards for me and the dealers who could care less. I learned how to get the knives that I really want. I am a single blade fool. But I learned that GEC#86 Jack knives are so much fun in your pocket. I took a leap of faith on those knives and scored heavily. I am excited ,stoked ,and frustrated over the GEC#23 two blades and #23LL Trappers. I'll be money set next Friday for the #23 knives. I bought too many GEC #62 congress/carvers and I still came out on top with my saving. I just received my CASE XX Trapper-lock Kickstart green zebra wood knife. The knife deals are popping up everywhere . I am so weak ! I plan to buy ten GEC#23 knives , maybe more. I want to support Great Eastern Cutlery and the GEC dealers. I have bought all the NOS GEC knives that I really wanted. "PUSSYFOOTING" is the true enemy of knife collecting. I am up to sixty-seven GEC knives now. I am so blessed and thankful. My whole knife collection is getting Krazy. "GREAT EASTERN KNIFE COLLECTING IS WAR !"
I hate that the knife factories are being closed for this virus but I would hate it worse if our few & far between cutlers were taken by it. For now, let's all just look to see if there is a piece we are missing in our collections and try to find it. While our manufactures may be closed for a little while, our sellers are not...let's be supportive of them?
Just an FYI from TSA Knives
11 GEC Specialty knives from the Charlie C. collection. All are new in the box, dates ranging from 2012 to 2016. Most of them are barlows, with a few others mixed in.
I just spotted a new drawing with changes to the GEC#23 Tidioute Woodland micarta Trapper two blade knife.
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