"Hello all, Schatt and Morgan/Queen knives have been a favorite of mine for several years. My other favorite knife is Great Eastern Cutlery.
Recently I ordered a framed picture of GEC knife labels from Traditionalpocketknives.com/C. Risner Cutlery…"
Knives have been made at the factory of Queen Cutlery Company of Titusville Pennsylvania for over 100 years. It is arguably the oldest and last American Cutlery that truly continues to produce knives in the same way as they were produced there when the factory opened in 1902. The factory’s first tenant was the Schatt & Morgan Cutlery Company: Queen Cutlery Company displaced Schatt & Morgan there in 1933. Queen City Cutlery Company first began to produce knives in 1918 around the end of…See More
"Thanks to these two GEC knife experts, Jan Carter and Joan Mae Howard from Great Eastern Cutlery, we now have some further info about the #23 oak leaf knife posted about a few days ago:
-- In 2006 GEC did 81 knives with a Smooth White Laser Handle.…"
"Thanks Jan for the info. I finally emailed GEC, which is what I should have done in the first place. They answered back! I sent them some photos they requested, so we may have some further info soon."
"Jeff, I didn't know that. Not sure what the process was for that, I would think the serialized knives would always be listed, on the website at least. Although it's kind off fun researching a GEC knife, it would be nice to see some…"
That's some great info! It's weird to me that it's not listed in the book,"Great Eastern Cutlery- An American Tradition".
Also strange is that on the bolster, which I forgot to mention and is visible on the pic I…"
"Thanks Jan! The only numbers on the knife are '1 of 250' on the secondary blade, which is also stamped '2006'. This blade is also stamped, on the other side, with 'GREAT EASTERN CUTLERY' with 'TITUSVILLE'…"
I've been collecting GEC since 2008. The quality is what really impresses me. Usually my EDC line-up is between a Tidioute #53 and a NKCA 1981 Queen equal end knife I picked up on Ebay. The Tidioute has some strong patina, but looks great!
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