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

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  1. DelOro


    Jan 17, 2016

    I agree 100%. This is one of the many pitfalls in higher production levels.

    Personally, I've noticed it more and more since 2017 with jigged and smooth bone.

    It could be the bone not accepting the dye or etc etc etc. or even the production schedule itself ???

    Maybe more time in the dye would help ???

    Either way, it's alway's disappointing to get a fly in your soup (so to speak :p).

    - Del
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  2. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    I would like to see a run of GEC bowie knives, similar to the previous models with 5-6 inch blades or longer.
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  3. Whetstone39

    Whetstone39 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    Fixed blade B&T sized knife with stacked leather handles. Stainless or carbon steel.
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  4. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    BTW even though you guys haven’t complained, I would like to apologise for the poor quality of the poll questions! I was typing them out while in a boring meeting and also pretending not to be on my phone.

    Its interesting to see the responses all the same.

    If someone wants to do a more accurate and scientific version of this poll then feel free. I am sure GEC would take note, they seem to listen to this forum - or people who participate in this forum.
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  5. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Then we need more of us chanting... "Mini Trapper"... "Mini Trapper"... "Mini Trapper"... ;)
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  6. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    More stainless steel.
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  7. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    I asked bill about it during the Rendezvous. He said the pattern is just complicated, and while they could do it, they’d have to charge a lot because of the work involved.

    My solution was to do it anyway, and I stand by it.
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  8. Babalu32


    Jan 4, 2018
    I don't have much to add except I've always thought the 74 stallion (turkish-ish clip) would look killer with a barlow bolster. Stamp an UN-X-LD on the bolster.
    Regardless I would like more 74s in any form for 2019.
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  9. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Surely its the same complexity as a 53, 66 or an 81 stockman? Perhaps the issues with blade rub on the 2018 forum knife has made them wary.
  10. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    When on earth has "charging a lot" even remotely slowed the sale of a coveted GEC? Like you say - Just Do It (okay Nike said it too)

    I'd love to see another run of #33 conductors.
  11. Halfneck


    Jun 30, 2005
    I'd like to see more stainless models. I'd also love to see a Scout pattern in a 3.5 size.
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  12. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    I'd like to see some 42 lockbacks.
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  13. BladeCommander


    Nov 13, 2012
    I voted for larger runs, which appear to be getting better every month. And more modern steels. A single blade in Carbon has been fine for me, but I have been having trouble keeping corrosion off of knives with 2-3 blades in carbon. My stockmen knives (non-GEC) are a struggle to keep all the blades rust-free without a forced patina. Maybe I should just force the patina...

    The 99 stainless was a near miss for me, as I was hoping for a Clip or Spear blade in that pattern. The Wharnclife in that straight frame didn't do it for me.

    Other wish list items include a run of 92's. I like those knives, and don't have one.
    More knives in the 3.5-4" range, just because that is my preferred size in traditionals.
  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Maybe if I start the chant... Stainless Steel Mini Trapper... Stainless Steel Mini Trapper...
    Maybe I can get the Stainless Steel crowd to hop on board the GEC Mini Trapper Train!!! :D
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  15. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    in 12 years or so GE has produced about 61 models of slipjoints/pocket knives or on average 5 new patterns a year
    the quantity in covers is countless - I am guessing 250 different covers - Darren could probably crunch the numbers and tell us a more accurate sum
    less SFO's would probably mean would mean less variety/creativity (Tiger Maple?)
    it seems like larger runs would mean less demand wether you are a collector or not and GEC would be more like Case or Buck
    I have a few nits and suggestions here and there, like being able to buy directly from GEC as we once were able to do, but overall things are going pretty well...
    I'm guessing here...
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2018
  16. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    Definitely stainless. Carbon isn't my friend at work and I would really love to carry GEC's all year. I don't want "super steels" either. I'd be extremely happy with some 154cm...
  17. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I would love to see some larger runs and a to have nice quality stainless as an available option.
  18. Corso


    Aug 16, 2007
    I'd like to see a rerun of some of their smalls

    #06 pemberton
    #22 magnum

    I'd also be pretty keen on seeing a 3" closed sodbuster
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  19. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    81 stockman, 33 whittler, and a cattle knife. A nice slim 3 3/8" jr cattle with well proportioned blades would be great, that's not a knife that you can really come by anymore, and the nice old ones are not to be used, so a new one is needed.
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  20. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    I’ve got some good news for you...
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