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GEC #77 Medium Barlow Impressions

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. tstaut


    Jan 6, 2012
    I see your point. But if I wanted to collect knives with ugly etches, I'd probably be a huge Case fan. SFO's are, to me, now way less desirable. Maybe that was GEC's intent but it's very disappointing.
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  2. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    Wait...but thats a Remington knife with a Remington Etch. So a GEC knife with a Northfield or GEC etch would make sense.
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  3. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2016
    What if that knife said "Sears Roebuck" on the blade.
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  4. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Camillus made knives for Sears and early ones were etched Sta-Sharp, also a Craftsman etch was used, definitely adds value to the knife.
  5. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2016
    Maybe for some people...but a website?
  6. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    I guess websites are the new mail order catalog? Still not a fan of etching. Should be a dealer choice.
  7. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2016
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  8. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    Completely disagree. If I was buying a Buck 110 and it said Walmart on the blade, as opposed to nothing or BUCK, which one do you think people want?
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  9. Sabercat

    Sabercat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    Those ghastly etches are definitely negatively impacting the appeal and collectibility of the knives.

    It explains why all of the SFOs are gathering dust on the dealers' shelves.

  10. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Thanks to Mike for keeping the etch simple/tasteful, and requesting it on the back of the blade. :thumbsup:
  11. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
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  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Now I want all GEC knives to have an etch and a hot dog shield... and a lower collector value.
    I'd be a happy camper if one day I decided I wanted to buy a #77 and I knew there were some on the shelves.
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  13. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2016
    Haha...mine says Friday :eek: Doh!
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  14. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    I'd prefer no etch, but I also know car dealers that won't let a new car off the lot unless it has their dealer name decaled to the trunk/tailgate.……. I guess it is a sign of the times; everyone wants their name on the "marquee"...…...
  15. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    Wrong. If they want to make a sale or pay me for advertising. I've never bought a vehicle with their advertising plastered on it.
  16. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    If you read my statement you'll note I said "some"...……… I also acknowledge your get in their face stance...…….
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  17. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    I don't get in anyone's face
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  18. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Not everyone.....
  19. NewBlades16

    NewBlades16 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2015
    Was there a second round of early reserves on these? If so, just curious how that worked. Thanks.
  20. BigKurtHaze


    Aug 2, 2015
    I don’t think so? Early reserve was just to get in on one, then the cover selection happened during ordering.

    Edit: Mine has left OKC.
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