Lets talk GEC!

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

  1. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks, Dan, I thought it would be different from the others.
  2. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Ron, I’m pretty sure what you have is a Cumberland Knife Works SFO. CKW was an early dealer for GEC and they were located in Cookeville Tennessee. I quoted the below insert from another thread. I’m sure what you have is similar to what Ed has posted below. :)

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  3. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    I thought I read somewhere on here that they weren’t using the cyclops stamp anymore, but I could be remembering wrong.
  4. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I thought I read that too, but when I asked GEC about it they acted like they just hadn't been using it (without any specific reason).
  5. Pokerface

    Pokerface Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2011

    The next GEC I want to buy is from a new batch of Charlie Campagna #85 Real Harness Jack with that awesome punch they had on the existing knives ;)
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  6. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 19, 2018
    I am ready for some #22 single blades. Some GEC#73s would be great two.
  7. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

    Feb 15, 2019
    I wish they made a Sowbelly Stockman
  8. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 19, 2018
    You mean a GEC Beer Belly 3.88" closed with a cap opener , knife.
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  9. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

    Feb 15, 2019
    Yep,that'll work.
  10. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    I'm just happy not to chime in anymore about doing another run of 92 Eurekas. :p I think I'm ready for a BIG run of 15 CLIPS! :eek::D
  11. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    A #15 clip with a coping secondary would be VERY nice! And while they're at it, add the wraparound spring found on the #92s.
  12. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Odd that one. But they certainly DID use it and I found it very cool :cool:


    The last knife of theirs that I have that is made of stainless is the 15 Boy's Knife.
    It has the Acorn shield but the Squirrels&acorns etch was replaced by a GEC shield with Practical Knives - not very visually inspiring. The tang has interesting script stamped 'Great Eastern Cutlery Titusville Pa' the other side shows CYCLOPS STEEL WORKS in block caps 151116. That's a 3 year stainless famine for me at least, others have been luckier :)

    Thanks, Will
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
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  13. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I might have been unclear there. They didn't act like they'd never used it. They seemed to just not have a particular reason for not using it anymore/recently.

    The Special Factory Assembly stainless 74 from this year's Rendezvous has the Cyclops stamp, but the blade is from 2016...
  14. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    Hope to see a pattern I'm interested in with nifebright - glow in the dark scales.. a short run of 15's would be nice.
  15. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    GEC is making some great knives right now but I think I like scoring older GECs more than buying a new one. In their earlier days GEC seemed to do more small runs. You look at those production totals pdfs for each year and some of those have extremely low numbers for some of the covers. When you get one of those it is pretty cool.

    For example, this 734112T. I don't have a tube for it so I'm not sure what those covers are, but according to the production totals it could be Cocobolo (5 pieces made) or Ebony Wood (2 pieces made). Either way, their are not a lot of them out there. Even if you add in all the other cover options, there just aren't many of those 73s with a spey blade like that.

  16. Ramrodmb


    Jun 9, 2010
    Totally agree about the older ones! I cringe at all the low count knives I sold at a loss way back when...

    That kinda looks like one of @knifeswapper SFO's. "The Farmer" I believe with the Spey blade. I know they came in Ebony just not sure if that is one of them. I don't remember what shield it had.
    Very cool!:thumbsup:
    EDIT: I am a little confused though as I bought 3 in Ebony at the same time... they may have been "seconds" so maybe they weren't reflected in the totals?
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
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  17. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    I have a #92 sitting in my mailbox...
    This is the hardest afternoon at work in a long time.
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  18. Ripcord 82

    Ripcord 82

    Feb 15, 2019
    Take 4 deep breaths.
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  19. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Breathing deeply lets you scream louder. :)
  20. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    My 92 went from NC to DC for some inexplicable reason and still hasn't made it's way back to NC yet.

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