2020 GEC #23 Trapper Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by bax229, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Mitt


    Aug 31, 2017
    I have been waiting and hoping for another run of 43s but I guess this will do. Never been a fan of mesquite. It's a PIA to cut through, the thorns are hell on tires and it burns too hot. I went with the jigged brown and hope it ends up looking as good as the fire and ice. I hope they go with the NACB shield.
  2. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Looking forward to checking out the LL version. Reserved a mesquite and camel blue bone.
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  3. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 7, 2016
    Looks like the Brazilian Cherry is getting some new jigging.
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  4. Mitt


    Aug 31, 2017
    Where did you see that? Just checked their site and didn't see any jigging yet. The woodland micarta looks a lot better than it did on 65 and H10 hunter. It looks a bit lighter and to be done at a slight angle.
  5. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 7, 2016
    This has been going around
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  6. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    Good choices, that’s what I went with along with the two blade India bone . I think the regular production runs will be fairly available.
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  7. ddavis

    ddavis Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    I know it's early, but can anyone speculate if these will be bare end? Based on the drawing above, hopefully all will be bare end.
    Curious if the Northfield trim will have a long pull or nail nick. Seems like theres a lot of variation in how they release the NF line in this pattern.
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  8. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Bare end
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  9. Mitt


    Aug 31, 2017
    Looks like the OKCA knives will have the standard jigging. The Shaner may be the only ones with that jigging.
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  10. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    2008 23
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  11. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 7, 2016
    Ah good eye...I think the Shaner jigging would be good change
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  12. Mitt


    Aug 31, 2017
    I agree. It would be nice if the beaver tail got that jigging but I’m afraid it will be the standard.
  13. TX Traditional

    TX Traditional Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2019
    I was going to sit this one out due to the size of the 23 but the single blade liner lock was intriguing and Mike’s SFO with TX mesquite and a bomb shield set the hook.
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  14. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Muslin micarta with winter bottom type jigging

    I think these will be $125ish. $110-$150 spread.

    The Shaner and AMKCA sit within that range.

    Yes, Grady (the president of the Shaner Sportsmen's club) said it's new jigging. I'm really looking forward to it.

    Getting both the AMKCA and Shaner. I was going to get a stag too.

    Hopefully a short surprise run.

    Also, I hope they do some non liner lock single blades. I don't like the huge tab they put on liner locks. I know it's traditional, but I just don't like it.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2020
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  15. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Does the Shaner have micarta covers? Almost looks more like the covers are scalloped to bring out the pattern/color in the layers as opposed to jigging?
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  16. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Afaik according to Grady and to the production schedule it is wood.
  17. gaj999


    Jan 25, 2004
    That might be an artists rendering enhanced to show shape, rather than an accurate depiction.
  18. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 19, 2018
    I just received an Email from Great Eastern Cutlery. There are mistakes on the GEC#23 schedule list. The computer employee is out on bereavement leave. GEC will update the web-sight with correct information as soon as they can. The Oregon Knife Collectors Association SFO club knife should be #23 Trapper two blades drop point skinner & spey - antique jigged bone/beaver shield !
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  19. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 19, 2018
    I am not giving up on #23 Trapper Bull-lock knives yet. If I were Bill Howard , I would be doing the same thing with different scales. Start off with the GEC#23 Trapper two blades. Bigger knives are harder to move. Look at the #97 Allegheny knives. The #23LL Trappers will fly like lightning . Most will sell in hour and maybe one day. I am hoping and believing that Bull-lock #23s will be produced last in secret. And Bill Howard is saving big Sambar Stag scales for #23 Trapper Bull-locks. I am not giving up on #23 Bull-lock Trappers. Dream and hope , BIG ! These knives are too popular not to make them.
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  20. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    The ongoing changes to the 23 production schedule look like the best lawsuit I have seen since I read “The Never Ending Story”! Talk about straight up fraud! The story actually ended. I was soooo mad........
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