GEC IS MAKING TRAPPER KNIVES IN 2020.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Onearmbladenut, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Nvm
     
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  2. Onearmbladenut

    Onearmbladenut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2018
    If this Trapper is a new design , I'll take a guess at 3 7/8" closed. It is time for a liner lock GEC Trapper knife.
     
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  3. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

    428
    Jun 15, 2019
    I would be all in for that!
     
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  4. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    You mean like the 72?
     
  5. Tx308

    Tx308

    65
    Dec 30, 2014
    +1000 I have emailed GEC several times politely requesting exactly that.
     
  6. Sidehill Gouger

    Sidehill Gouger

    Dec 29, 2007
    OKCA had better hope it isn't one of the sub-4-inch trapper patterns. They will lose two sales right there with me and that is actually a significant part of their offering. 4.5 sounds like a real Oregon trapper worth taking into our wilderness areas.
     
  7. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    They made a few in 2015. These used to be known as bear traps and this one is no exception. Great knife! I love the cut swedge and nick on this one. Wouldn't mind seeing them come out again.

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    On the subject of large blades and trapper style, I wouldn't mind seeing the 23 Bull Lock make another appearance.
     
  8. AnW

    AnW Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 15, 2019
    That bull lock would be sweet!
     
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  9. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    My interests are no longer in the direction of accumulating as it was when I first found BladeForums and GEC.
    In those days a 23 bull lock was high on my list but it never materialized. I know I'm repeating myself but for all those who yearn for a 73 be careful what you wish for because after it's in hand you'll find you will have no need for another knife. I rest my case. See below: IMG_1231-1024x866.JPG
     
  10. Easyrider

    Easyrider

    Jan 31, 2000
    I can live with that.
     
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  11. KnifeandEasy

    KnifeandEasy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 9, 2017
    I would love a chance at a 72 or 73. Ironically, I was recently able to pick up a knife I had been in search of for ~9 months and the 72 was next on the list to add.
     
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  12. Rockon75

    Rockon75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2008
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    Large trapper that was gifted to me years ago in a GAW. Stays close to the kitchen. I know, I know, it's not a kitchen knife, but it is a large spey in a trapper pattern that see a lot of kitchen duty on smaller stuff.
     
  13. t.willy

    t.willy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2016

    I always wanted a #73 Square End Scout and before I found one to buy I was gifted this one by a very generous member in a GAW but for the life of me I can't remember his name. Please let me know if anyone recognizes the knife. I remember I actually won 2 knives because another member donated a cool Boker as well. These knives were known to be bare traps but mine must be well worn in because it's got beautiful loud walk & talk but it's not difficult to open at all. ✌

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  14. rdg

    rdg

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    Oct 30, 2002
    I absolutely love my 23's!!!! I would love a chance to buy another. Have never tried a 73, but am very tempted if the right opportunity came.
    Bob
     
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  15. specgrade

    specgrade Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 21, 2009
    Make mine a Cap Lifter for under a hundred bucks. I can dream can't I??
     
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  16. mnblade

    mnblade

    Feb 7, 2000
    Amen! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    -- Mark
     
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  17. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    GEC had some outstanding Stag back in '09! This was a "Get-Well-Gift" when I was in the hospital, unable to walk on my own!! I felt like getting up to dance!!:rolleyes: There are great friends in the knife community!! The knife worked like a charm!!:cool:
    The #73 is a very usable size at 3 3/4"!!:)
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  18. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I hope they do single blades.

    I have 23 from the 06 run and recently traded into a 73 in Casein from the 07 run (should be here tomorrow!), Both two blades. But I had single blades of both in the past and I think they're a lot more pocket friendly.
     
  19. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Although the 23 and 73 are very accurate renditions of the old Remingtons, they tend to be quite heavy for their size. The more recent 74 pattern (especially in the drop point blade) are just as effective and a good deal lighter in pocket.

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  20. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    The one blade "trappers" are certainly more pocket friendly in the large frames. I do think it's time for GEC to go with a new 72-73 pattern and perhaps a 42 or 23.... Been a couple years at least with the 23's. They will be fairly pricey I suspect. I have a fair pile of the two blade models and a couple one blades.
     
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