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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.
What is the difference between the 23 and the 73?
The 23 is 4.5" closed...the 73 is 3.75" closed
About 2.5 ounces.
I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the 92, Buzz. Unfortunately, due to GEC's very annoying practice of split shipping a dealer's orders, I won't see mine until sometime next week perhaps.
It will be my first 92 so I am pretty excited to check it out, I've admired them for awhile now.
Next GEC I buy, no matter how long it takes, is a 35 camp knife. Spear point, long beaked can opener, bottle opener and driver, and awl, with a bail.
Thank you gentlemen! I am still hoping for a model 73 sometime in the near future.
Now you're talkin’
I think the 73 is one of the best single blades from GEC. Just about the perfect size for me.
The 73 is such a great knife. I have never handled the Remington bullet knife on which it is based, but visually it seems an improvement over that pattern.
Certainly a classic and deserves to be in everyone’s collection.
It had been an easy year on my wallet. My only new GEC offering I'd purchased in 2019 was Charlie's wonderful lambsfoot.
But now the house of cards is starting to topple. The elderberry Eureka Jack and micarta 77 Barlow arrived last night. I'm waiting on my green micarta Eureka preorder to come due, as well as the 86 Bladeforums knife, and I'm really liking the design of the 86 jack.
Can't wait for my green micarta eureka it was my only planned knife purchase the rest of the year but I think you talked me into an elderberry with your post in the #92 thread. I'm not a big fan of owning bone but it does look fantastic. Thanks!.......I think.
I'm in for another 73 one blade, even though I don't carry my one and only 73 I think it's a nice EDC size plus it's a great looking knife.
havent been buying many lately, but is the little silica packet thing standard now?
Yes, at first I thought it was a specific dealer, but GEC seems to be putting them in all the tubes now.
can someone illuminate me regarding "cyclops knife works"? I see it appears on some of the earlier GEC knives.
Was this just a GEC term (like TIDIOUTE, etc) or was it a dealer SFO?
I heard it was a term they used when stainless steel was used?
not much info available on the internets...
Thanks in advance
Yes, the Cyclops stamp is used on GEC stainless blades.
I think I remember reading that the current GEC building is the old Cyclops steel manufacturing plant.
I believe the Cyclops stamp is even specific to 440C stainless, as it is NOT present on 420HC SFO models. And even GEC's own branded 420HC knives are simply stamped SS.
Thanks 'splitter & mamba.
That's very helpful.
Pretty sure I have a 2007 knife that says "cyclops knife works" but blades are carbon. CKW is etched on the blade but the stamp says "Great Eastern Cutlery - Titusville knife works"
Cyclops Steel Works = 440C
Titusville Iron Works = 1095
I've never seen Titusville or Cyclops Knife Works.
There were a few Farm & Field knives made with O1 tool steel, but I haven't one, so don't know how they were stamped.
The Farm & Field O1 tool steel are stamped "GEC O1 TOOL, TITUSVILLE, PA".