What would you most like from GEC in 2019?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Camillus, Dec 12, 2018.

What would you like to see from GEC in 2019?

  1. New patterns

  2. More variety in handle materials in the existing patterns

  3. ‘Modern’ traditional blade steels e.g. D2, and stainless

  4. Larger runs so there is less pressure to buy immediately

  5. Less SFOs

  6. More SFOs

  7. Sprint runs of smaller total knife numbers

  8. Better jigging patterns

  9. Lower prices on GEC knives

  10. Smaller runs and more variety

Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    The title says it all. With a 5000 knife run on the horizon, what do forum members think?

    (BTW This poll is deliberately unscientific and casual - in case anyone is expecting forum-knife like precision in the poll choices)
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
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  2. toppygray82


    Jan 12, 2014
    It will be nice to see new pattern and better steels or should i say more modern steels .
    While keeping it traditional. I love to see new patterns
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  3. Planterz


    Mar 26, 2004
    Wrong forum. This one is for selling.
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  4. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Woops!!! Mods please move
  5. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
  6. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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  7. drj211

    drj211 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Stainless please!
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  8. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Would really like to se them be able to duplicate some of the jigging from the early part of the 20th century, companies like Schrade, New York knife and Challenge really did some incredible bone.
    I would also like to see a large run of 38 Whittlers and Farmers jacks.
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  9. ISKRA


    Sep 19, 2016
    I'd like to see some 68s or 57s again. A nice sturdy farmer's jack on the 57 frame with a rooster comb secondary instead of a regular budding blade - wouldn't this be awesome? More modern steels would be great too.
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  10. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Some of the options seem to be happening already: new patterns and larger runs. Personally I need a rest from the frenzy I undertook this year. The only GEC that might tempt me is a steak knife set in stainless steel for my family.
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  11. rishma


    Jun 22, 2008
    I missed out on the 33’s in 2013. I don’t buy knives often but I’d get a 33 conductor Whittler.
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  12. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    image.jpg I’m looking forward to the 29s... three springs and all. Wouldn’t mind snakewood or other premium covers on said knife.
    Putting a keen edge on a “maybe” Christmas present, watching it rain and enjoying coffee
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  13. Buzzbait


    Feb 25, 2001
    I'm still waiting for the #35 440C scout, after I guess I'm after good stainless and new patterns, assuming that we call a scout a new pattern. If not, I'd like to see more artistic looking classic jigging.
  14. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    Take that 35 pattern and make a Cattle Knife!!!! Put some good jigging on it, spear blade, Sheepsfoot, and Pen or Punch. Long nail nicks and don't polish the blades up!

    I've not bought a new knife in awhile. This would break me.
  15. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I think I've mentioned this before...
    I'd like them to make a Mini Trapper... So I voted for "New Patterns" :D
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  16. DelOro


    Jan 17, 2016

    These two came out a few months before I bought my 1st GEC and were already sold out.

    So I'm patiently waiting for another run of the #33 Whittler & the #92 Eureka Jack.

    Otherwise, just new patterns (for me) on a case by case basis. :D

    Different jig patterns and "BETTER" dye jobs would also be appreciated.

    I tend to like my steak pink :), but blood red pocket knives :eek: not so much! ;)

    - Del


    Both of my votes contain the words "more" & "variety" :rolleyes:

    As far as pattern request(s):

    Both the #48 & the #89 in the 3 1/2 inch range :eek:
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
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  17. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    No option for Lambsfoot?! :eek: ;) :thumbsup:
  18. greentrout


    Apr 20, 2016
    I love the quality of GEC knives, but I have not been a fan of the aesthetics of many of their knives. I voted better jigging. NO BLADE ETCHINGS!
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  19. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
  20. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    I vote for a pattern like a saddlehorn and a sowbelly. I like my girls with curves.
    And stainless.
    Although this is probably unrealistic for GEC, a build your own knife option, Like a GEC custom shop, would be wonderful.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
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