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GEC IS MAKING TRAPPER KNIVES IN 2020.

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

  1. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    I would love to see a liner-lock in stag. #73’s and stag are a perfect pairing. 96FD1E81-A22E-4BD4-9AFD-9EB644609469.jpeg 9572C43D-CE24-4D19-ABAF-3899CFB98693.jpeg
     
  2. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    I'm going to go against the crowd. I came back around to traditionals because they generally have more than one blade and I don't need a lock. Were I looking to buy a single-blade locking folder, there are some really good knives out there in the modern world. Better steel, better locks, better materials, better construction, lighter weight, etc. If it's to be a Trapper, I prefer the traditional two-blade slipjoint design.
     
  3. lamco3

    lamco3 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 2, 2013
    Just got a sneak peak of the Oregon Collectors knife... It's a 23 with 2 blades... Pretty big boy......
     
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  4. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    :eek:Where did you see it???o_Oo_O
     
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  5. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Yes!
     
  6. lamco3

    lamco3 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 2, 2013
    At the Oregon Collectors winter show in Eugene...
     
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  7. Burnt Stag

    Burnt Stag Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 3, 2016
    A stag #23 liner-lock and a stag #73 liner-lock
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  8. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Stag is wonderful, but so is gnarly ram's horn. This #73 was made for Bulldog USA in 2009.

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  9. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    That double pull is amazing!!!...one of my knife regrets....I was offered one in a trade and passed it up...:confused:
     
  10. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    Thanks. The double pull is nice but it’s the stamped blade that gets me. I sure wish they did more of them.
     
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  11. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Ah!! That was/is today!!!:D You are lucky to be there!!!:thumbsup: I wish . . . . . . .:(
    Here is my Earliest #23; a big Remington-esque, Flush and Square, Nail-Breaker two-blade from 2007!
    A :)Tidioute with a serial number!!
    GEC #23 A.jpg GEC #23 B.jpg GEC #23 C.jpg
     
  12. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    so you are saying that 2 days after I ordered a Case 2 blade Folding Hunter GEC has announced they are making a 2 blade Folding Hunter!

    This is great news.......
     
  13. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 25, 2004
    Sorta. Folding hunters are generally 3/4" to 1" longer than the 23, and they don't have the spey blade, rather a drop point ... I need a sheath for a folding hunter. The 23 ... almost. :)
     
  14. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    That pattern wouldn't be the same without that hard snap. I have a two blade user 73, the pulls are a solid 8 or so, it's a stout knife and I love it for that.
     
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  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Let's hear it for Remington-grade SNAP!!!:eek::D
     
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  16. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    P.S. locking knives usually have lighter snap!!
     
  17. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    May 7, 2016
    Excited about this! Love BIG traditionals...Scored a couple S&M Mountain Men this week
     
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  18. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I'm surprised they were showing it off... Bill specifically told me not to let it out that it was 23s, but I guess that was a few weeks ago.

    I sure wish it was a single blade!

    The Allegheny Mountain Knife Collectors Association club knife will likely be a 23 from this run also.
     
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  19. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 30, 2018
    I’m also hoping for a single blade or the trapper jack with the smaller pen blade, I personally don’t have much need for the large spey blade...not that it would stop me from grabbing one when offered.
     
  20. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Two blade #23? More money that will remain in my pocket. :D
     
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