Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Some of you guys may have already heard of this company, but it was a recent discovery for me. I took a chance on one I saw online that looked pretty good. Great Eastern Cutlery. They make 3 imprimateurs: Northfield Cutlery, Tidioute Cutlery, and Great Eastern. I got a Northfield 4.5" trapper. 1095 blades, half stops on the blades, spey and clip point, nickel silver bolsters and red jigged bone handles. I have to say, out of the thousands of knives I've owned, and the hundreds I currently own, this knife exhibits the best fit and finish, the best grinds, and the best attention to detail, along with the quality of build, of any factory (traditional) folders I've ever owned. Makes a joke out of Case, which has gone to merde in recent years, IMO. Plus, they're making my favorite pattern; the bullet trapper. The Tidioute and Northfield brands are 1095, while the Great Eastern is 440 stainless, I think. The walk and talk on my knife is perfect, and it may be the only one I've ever owned with perfect walk and talk, and zero side to side play. If I have one complaint, it's that the backsprings are too strong, and the knives are a bit hard to open but it's better than the sloppy crap you get from most companies (I'm looking at you, Case). I love them so much, I've got 3 more on order. Their prices beat anything in their quality range. It's nice to have an American company making great knives at good prices. I can really get behind this company, and as long as they maintain this level of quality, they'll have a loyal customer. I'd recommend you do, too. I don't think I've ever spoken up for a company on the forums before, but I was so impressed with what I got from GEC, I had to put this out there.