Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- Nov 16, 2016
Been away from the forum for a time, and finally have a week off since the beginning of the pandemic.
Been trying to get back into GEC and the market is nuts. Managed to make some trades and have some interesting stuff coming in (Beer and Sausage, Lonestar 35, custom handled 71), but it’s clear it’s going to be a bear getting hands on new releases for awhile. The no more SFO thing is a bummer, but also might help some if they can just focus on the GEC models.
But def swinging back to traditionals, only have a few Bugouts and a couple Taiwanese folders left otherwise. Funny to see the changes in taste I’ve had since joining BF that’s now coming full circle again.
There have been a few conversations about how crazy it is to get GEC's. It's great for GEC and I'm glad they've found such a good market to stay in business during the pandemic. Not all small businesses are doing as well.
I picked up their pioneer trapper and found it to be a pretty neat knife. It's huge, like a 2-bladed buck 110, minus the lock of course. The springs are silly stiff, which I don't care for when it has a half-stop too.
Honestly, it's been driving me towards the Lionsteel, and similar, traditionals. Especially the stuff from Collectorknives.