"If that's the case then I'll probably keep it as a user or something. I happen to like this size in a knife. The green pith isn't too much of a hassle. I can just clean it and then seal it with CA. No more problems with green ever…"
"Not sure if you're asking if someone here would like to buy the knife or simply looking for feedback on the value. Personally I love the 23 pattern but many people don't prefer it, they feel it's too large for daily carry.…"
"The corrosion on the spring:
The green on the stag:
Some bonus pics of the rest of the knife. If the value isn't too great I'll fix it up a little and just use it I guess. But if it's actually worth it to some collector then…"
"Some of the pith of the stag near the butt of the knife is turning green. Pith is known for this, which is why high end knife makers usually get rid of it all.
The pull is very heavy. I had someone over the other day who couldn't even…"
"Well, I'd take some pics explaining what you mean by "scales turning green" and showing the corrosion on the backspring, as that will obviously decrease the value. Also consider estimating ru he pull on it. I know these older GEC 23s…"
Thank you Ken, I was given a Great Eastern a couple of years ago for Christmas and at that point was not familiar with the brand. The one I got was a Farm & Field tool and what it lacked in looks it more than made up for in quality. I use it weekly if not daily for various tasks around my shop, primarily for cutting open FedEx boxes and the like. Then last year the same person got me a Blade Forums #35 "Double End Harness Jack" Limited Production model. I must say it's a stunner in burnt orange worm groove bone. I will admit I tend to look at this one more than I use it. Prior to getting these, my favorite all-time carry knife was (and still is) my WW2 Camillus Navy knife, one that was a rusted-up, broken-tipped basket case when I got it. After welding a new tip on it, refinishing the pitted and rusted blade, and oiling it up good, it makes a fine 75-year old daily carry knife. I was telling somebody else on your page that I ate a thick steak with it just yesterday. While my favorite knife is the old Camillus (for the same reason you love that one-eyed dog you throw in the truck and take home and feed), the Great Eastern line is my favorite line overall..