2020 GEC #23 Trapper Thread

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

  1. Tjstampa

    Tjstampa Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 25, 2019
    Can someone pm me on how to get these notifications?
     
  2. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2018
    Allegheny Mountain Knife Collectors Association club knives were $135 & $6 shipped. (35 pieces) The OKCA knife was $156 picked up at the Spring Oregon Knife Show or $20 extra shipped in the USA. The money is raised to sponsor the knife show. (105 pieces) - only 50 are numbered
     
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  3. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2018
    Go to the GEC web-sight and save every dealer web-sight address on your computer. Register and sign in on every GEC dealer web-sight. Each web-sight has a notification email system. Collector Knives has a pre-order notification system. When the knife arrives , you pay-pal the invoice. "GREAT EASTERN KNIFE COLLECTING IS WAR !" HAPPY HUNTING ! Always check the prices , free or hidden shipping
     
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  4. gaj999

    gaj999

    Jan 25, 2004
    This will give you insite into new releases. ;)
     
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  5. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    It will help you locate knives for sale much easier. The Great Eastern Cutlery web-sight has a "PRODUCTION SCHEDULE" . Click on "PRODUCTION SCHEDULE" for future production GEC knives. This list changes frequently and some of the postings are not accurate at this time. The GEC web-sight computer employee is on bereavement leave. GEC will fix the web-sight listings ASAP soon.
     
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  6. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    We're not supposed to discuss the buying process.

    Haha :D

    No one prepays for these knives. If it ends up different than you were hoping, just don't buy it.

    Yep I was at the meeting when it was decided, though I thought they were $135. Also, I believe they decided on 35. I have been involved somewhat in the process. I'm excited for them!
     
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  7. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2018
    Two arm people get to pay when the invoice comes in. One arm bandits like me, have to pay up front in full. Baw-ha ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! Sunday night email, Linda C. told me that AMKCA had one week to get the money and order numbers to GEC. I went straight to my bank on Monday morning and my money order was sent. "No Pussyfooting Around !"
     
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  8. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    I'm excited to see how both the mesquite and blue camel turn out. GEC has quite a few examples of blue camel over the past few years. We can see anything from completely blue to almost white with just a hint of blue. Every blue camel will be unique. I highly prefer the washed out versions of camel. Below is a blue camel 78 SFO from a year or two ago. As far as the mesquite goes... I'm crossing my fingers it's mesquite burl...

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  9. gaj999

    gaj999

    Jan 25, 2004
    Yes. Perhaps I should have said that it would give one incite into future production. ;)
     
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  10. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2018
    Back to GEC#23 Trapper knives. The past GEC#23 Trapper two blade have strong pulls. I never one held yet ? I did not pull the trigger on the Shrade red and brown jigged bone #23 Jumbo Trappers in 2018 , when I discovered GEC. Sixty-three GEC knives later , I don't chase past knives that I missed. The best GEC knives are yet to come. Brazilian Cherrywood , Smooth Antique Autumn , Exotic India bone , blue camel , Brown bone(maybe Chocolate Almond color?) , antique jigged bone ,smooth Goldenrod natural bone , and mesquite wood. What a wonderful selection on this GEC run. I even pre-ordered a GEC#23LL Trapper Muslim micarta knife , just to see if I like it. I am going to be very pleased with this run.
     
  11. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2018
    Mike Latham does not cherry pick his tradition knives. That gives everybody the same chance of obtaining the best one. I have bought some wonderful scale knives from him. That Mesquite wood comes from a wood dealer in Texas. It is cool when a GEC dealer aquires the wood for the factory. If the wood has no character , just use it and it will patina nicely. I love to carry my least favorite knives, so I end up loving them too.
     
  12. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    I wish this run had lanyard holes...

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  13. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    While I’m sure that’s called “woodland Micarta,” it’s not what’ll be on these knives. GEC has already posted in-progress photos. Their Woodland Micarta is basically their Muslin Micarta with dark grooves cut into it.

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    The finished product should look something like the handles on this fixed blade knife shown here:

     
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  14. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    It's pretty "grippy" stuff too. Should make a good user.
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  15. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Huh, seems like some sense prevailed and with the schedule update yesterday, instead of having 4 Jigged Brazilian Cherry variations it's been narrowed down a bit. As I'm taking a closer look at things the Blue Camel is no longer listed as a liner lock o_O... and the Tidioute liner locks are gone...

    Edit: GEC corrected the prior update to the production schedule. The blue camel and Tidioute liner locks are back. Hooray!
     
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  16. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 30, 2018
    Good catch, I'm guessing that GEC has gone overboard on their editing and the single blades will still have liner locks?? I wouldn't mind seeing some offered with a strong pull, without liner locks....but it would be nice to still have the liner lock option.
     
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  17. g123

    g123

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    Oct 25, 2009
    Hey Guys,

    I have never seen a GEC liner lock folding knife in person. How well does the liner lock work? Is it a strong lock? Does the liner lock cause hot spots?

    Thanks,

    Geoff
     
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  18. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I'm not a huge fan of the "grooved" micarta... but I've never seen one in person. I might love it. If the grooves are very shallow, I think I would like it more. Of course, I'm fairly sure I can do a "field modification" of mine, if the grooves are deeper than I want..
     
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  19. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I also noticed that they removed the liner lock designation. I hope that this update is correct, but I'm sure it's not.

    Hey Geoff,

    The lock works fine. It's still a slipjoint in the sense that it still has the backspring, just with a liner lock added. In my opinion the tab for the liner locks are overly large.
     
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  20. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    As well as any other liner locks I've seen or used.

    As strong as a liner lock can be.
    They use decent thickness on their liners.
    A lock is no substitute for common sense and properly using your knife.

    Yes, it can because it protrudes from the handle.
    Also, a liner lock on a slip joint can be a little fidgety to close.
     

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