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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. jrawk

    jrawk

    962
    Jul 14, 2014
    I like the tear drop ergos better without the ez open notch. Also, this is me nit-picking but the blade is hard to control in cuts because of how narrow the stock is at the tang and then how wide it gets toward the tip. At any rate, i had a cocobolo single blade from the last run of singles that i regret selling. so i'm eager for the beaver!

    Edit... Bloodwood... not cocobolo
     
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  2. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    I don't really feel that A) contracted knives with non-GEC branding should be considered SFO's; or B) that you would ever get an accurate count on those due to inaccurate etches and lack of records. Nor, do they actually lend to the stated purpose of the database to begin with.

    No other maker has ever tracked contracted brands as an extension of their own. Winchester, Case Classic, Remington, etc. etc.
     
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  3. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Interesting. I imagine that’ll make things significantly easier. It’s not like contracted knives would represent trends... I wouldn’t think so, anyway.
     
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  4. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    That's a good point Mike. I hadn't thought of it in that way.

    What's really going to be interesting is when the various covers will be covered.
     
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  5. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004

    True; I guarantee I can find some that are not on any list....
     
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  6. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Mike...I have no doubt :) If you are interested, I will send you the full list of your SFOs from the database when I am finished for your humor :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Edit - having said that, you probably have all that info already
     
  7. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    I wasn't really referring to SFO's. Back in the day I had some really rare birds just be being on the phone with the right person at the right time.
     
  8. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Ah gotcha. If I can figure out a good way to deliver it to the forum...I can provide a list of all unique materials found. Maybe when I am done I will dedicate a thread to all of this data.
     
  9. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    I think you should start one now. There are probably some members here that could provide some insight that might not frequent this thread.
     
  10. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Good call. I have many questions too.
     
  11. BigJim2x

    BigJim2x Gold Member Gold Member

    67
    Feb 22, 2016
    message deleted.
     
  12. BigJim2x

    BigJim2x Gold Member Gold Member

    67
    Feb 22, 2016
    For instance, GEC production totals acorn shield stainless for 2016 list:
    745116 AMERICAN CHESTNUT WOOD 216 PCS.
    BURNT ORANGE JIG BONE 117 PCS.
    AMERICAN ELK 67 PCS.
    ORANGE DELRIN 47 PCS.
    But I have a GEC stainless acorn 745116 in elephant ivory
     
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  13. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Did you check 2017 production totals? The date stamped on the tang is when the blade was made, but not always when the knife was assembled and listed on the production totals.
     
  14. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    There are no elephant ivory knives listed in 2016 or 2017.

    These are all the 745116 models listed in 2016 or 2017.
    Prod Year Model # Brand Material Total
    2016 745116 Northfield Primitive_Bone 47
    2016 745116 GEC American_Chestnut_Wood 216
    2016 745116 GEC Burnt_Orange_Jig_Bone 117
    2016 745116 GEC American_Elk 67
    2016 745116 GEC Orange_Delrin 47
    2016 745116 SFO-DLT Autumn_Leaf_Jig_Bone 150
    2016 745116 SFO-DLT Snakewood 72
    2016 745116 SFO-DLT Orange_Camel_Bone 163
    2016 745116 SFO-DLT Smooth_Oiled_Bone 76

    Having said that, it is a true statement that sometimes earlier stamped blades are released in later years. I've seen it several times already.
     
  15. spyderg

    spyderg

    657
    Sep 28, 2014
    All this production totals and trends stuff is surprisingly intriguing. Might be easier for you if it was its own thread? Less chance of missing input from some folks, easier for us to keep up to date with your progress too...
     
  16. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Elephant Ivory is a very sensitive topic. If it did come from the factory, they probably didn't want it on the books anyway.
     
  17. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I will create a new thread tonight :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  18. BigJim2x

    BigJim2x Gold Member Gold Member

    67
    Feb 22, 2016
    This is from the release of the 74s

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    The shield on the ivory doesn’t look factory fitted to me.
     
  20. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    It does look a bit buffed. Is the bottom pin (backspring) flush cut or domed like the others?
     

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