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

  1. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    117
    Oct 28, 2010
    Which one fits the 97? Large or small?
    I’m looking for a sheath for my 97s. Thanks
     
  2. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut

    79
    Jul 19, 2018
    The large GEC leather belt sheath fits the #97 Allegheny knife. It is really beautiful and well made in the USA.
     
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  3. lee4

    lee4

    30
    Mar 12, 2018
    So the H10's are now available, and I'm torn on whether to get one or not. I've been wanting an H10 for a while now, as a smaller fixed blade. I really like the scaled down proportional Bowie shape of the blade, and the full tang. But I don't care for the big swedge, the ornate sheath, and the handle choices of this run. But I don't want to have to wait for years in the hopes that they finally make one I like. I can always overlook the swedge, rehandle it, and get or make a plain leather sheath. But why spend good money on something I don't really like? But why miss out on a perfectly good H10, so close to small fixed blade nirvana? Why can't they make an H10 like past runs, with a small swedge, nice bone handles, and a plain dark brown sheath? What law says that GEC can NEVER make the same knife twice (unless you're talking a Bull Nose/Buster)?
     
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  4. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    I would ask GEC if they have any older style sheaths available for purchase. They probably do. Or contact @knifeswapper and see what he can do for you with his line of sheaths. He may be able to order a knife for you without a sheath and add one of his.
     
  5. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    I remember the late Bob Andrews placed a special order for H10s with the shield facing outwards so that it was visible when the knife was in the sheath.

    With that in mind, I am confused by this photo. How is the sheathed knife displaying its shield?

    [​IMG]

    http://greateasterncutlery.net/blog/2019/05/13/new-sheaths/
     
  6. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    The graphic girl put it in the sheath backwards (my guess).
     
  7. waverave

    waverave Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    You're right...the longer guard is facing towards the right :) Good eye you guys that didn't even occur to me!
     
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  8. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    My .02 cents.. buy one now so you don't regret not getting one. Follow the bladeforums rule of buy both... meaning buy one now and after they run them again in a few years or more pick up another. The micarta version is very unique.
     
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  9. Stratkat

    Stratkat

    10
    May 16, 2019
    Hello, new guy here. Live in New Kent VA.
    I’m not a collector as much as a user. I am a big fan of GEC knives, own 10 of them, and the Crown lifter is hands down my favorite, almost always in my pocket. Now that said, I would love to find a GEC Texas camp knife, it’s my grail knife. I’ve been watching eBay but have yet see one for sale. Any advice???
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
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  10. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Keep hunting! Place an ad in the want to buy section...you never know someone maybe willing to let one go. Good luck!
     
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  11. Stratkat

    Stratkat

    10
    May 16, 2019
    Is it a rare pattern?
     
  12. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    I'd say so. They show up every once in a while.
     
  13. Stratkat

    Stratkat

    10
    May 16, 2019
    Thank you! Is there a specific thread I should be looking for? I am searching as I write this
     
  14. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Check around the exchange.
     
  15. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    745
    Dec 19, 2014
    981416
    NORTHFIELD
    SMOOTH WHITE BONE 60 PCS.
    KINGWOOD 63 PCS.
    ANTIQUE AUTUMN JIG BONE 65 PCS.

    CHARLIE CAMPAGNA
    ANTIQUE YELLOW JIG BONE 72 PCS.
    CRANBERRY JIG BONE 64 PCS.
    BURNT ORANGE JIG BONE 55 PCS.

    OKCA
    ANTIQUE AUTUMN JIG BONE 53 PCS.
     
  16. Stratkat

    Stratkat

    10
    May 16, 2019
    I would so like to get my hands on one!!!
     
  17. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    Not as hard to find as you may think. Lots of people have one, but it's too big for them to ever actually carry, so they're willing to part with it. The problem is that they're incredibly expensive when you do find one. They weren't very cheap when they were brand new. It's an extremely large and very complicated pattern. Tons of tang stamps. Lots of coverage area to jig. Swedges galore.

    But such a beautiful knife in so many ways. An infinite number of nuances to examine. It's in my Top 5 of GEC's best efforts to date.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Stratkat

    Stratkat

    10
    May 16, 2019
    I am willing to pay for who ever wants to part with one, but I would prefer no patina...
     
  19. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Welcome.:thumbsup:
    Repeated offers and solicitations to purchase are supposed to be confined to the "for sale" or "for trade" sections of the Exchange.
     
  20. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
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