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. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
    More 440C
  2. bill2000


    Nov 25, 2004
    I'm with Augie on this one. I really need a smooth white bone Grindling to go with my ebony one.
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  3. JB in SC

    JB in SC Basic Member Basic Member

    May 19, 2001
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  4. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    That knife sure ticks a lot of boxes for me.:thumbsup:
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  5. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    77007DFF-7D9C-4F12-B58A-0108D560D87F.jpeg that 79 looks like a linebacker.

    i think a svelte and curvy mini trapper two blade, a smaller version of the 48, would be a big hit, and a stainess version would shake the very foundations of the traditional knife world.

    here is a Charlie Campagna GEC 48 SFO in chestnut bone. really cool jigging.
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  6. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Can I get an "Amen"
    I'll stand in line for one of those with you. I've been chanting "Mini Trapper" for months :D
  7. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Yup, mini trapper, stainless, one or two blade options. Using that exquisite jigging pattern you mention and in the indian paint brush red as used on the 38 - just a gorgeous handle material.

    Why oh why didn’t they put this blade on the right end of this knife

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2018
  8. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's THREE... Let's keep this train rollin'
  9. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    A #77 or #78, harness jack, long pull spear point, with empire style punch, barehead, gimp shield, jigged bone covers,
    In other words a modern copy of my Challenge harness jack lol
    For reference:

    Attached Files:

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  10. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    With the rat tail bolster? I’m on board
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  11. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Oh yeah rat tail bolster for sure
    Edit: just realized, before I joined The Porch a few months ago, that first sentence in my original post would have been gibberish to me:oops: :confused:
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  12. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    I’m good at writing posts like that. :p
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  13. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    Has GEC ever done a Doctor's knife pattern particularly with the spatula blade?
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  14. TheJon


    Apr 12, 2014
    I’m still crossing my fingers that GEC will iron out their lockbacks a little more and produce more 72 or 42 or something. Bull locks maybe?
  15. glocktenman

    glocktenman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    I didn't see a voting area for more cowbell....

    I'd like to see more of the models they have made previously in quantities...09, 25 singles, 38 farmers jack, 45 roughneck- whaler, 55 wharnie, 72 wharnies, and 78 singles (Keep them coming!).
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2018
  16. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
  17. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Really, I'd like to make more than 2 choices. More patterns, more availability, and more releases in 440c (or cpm154, or D2, etc)

    I'd just mike a few in 440c, I dont even need super steels. But I've used customs in cpm154, and productions in D2 etc).

    First and foremost, though, is maintain QC/fit and finish, and keep the company profitable so it does not go under......

    Do you hear me GEC? ???? STAY ALIVE AND YOUR CUSTOMERS WILL FIND YOU" (in my best Last of the Mohicans dramatic voice)..

    What you are doing now, is supplying this generation, and then next generation with quality heirloom knives that will be passed on!!!!

    So even if nothing changes, GEC's quality is still getting it done!!
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  18. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Single blade sowbelly about 3.75" in every cover they can.
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  19. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005

    Have a 42, really like it.
    Looking for a 72.
    Also have an 83. Their lockbacks are great.
    More please.
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  20. WoodManGM


    May 24, 2017
    That's because we're discussing GECs not SAKs. :D

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