Lets talk GEC!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    Has to change, or go down as the worst decision to come out of GEC...
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  2. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    Yes, and overall I agree with you. I think I'm just typing while frustrated :mad: ... that's not good :)
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  3. sf fanatic

    sf fanatic Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    I can attest to that! CDCF27E2-7FA6-4310-9B87-B68A13C3235C.jpeg
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  4. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Hopefully GEC will elaborate soon.
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  5. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    As long as they stay in business and continue to make quality knives, I'm ok with it. IIRC, the only GEC SFO I have is the Waynorth 86, so it seems that it won't change my life too much. I did like all the variety though and it was fun watching the lolliscramble (Say what? Lolliscramble?? cool_shades.gif ).
    Maybe Ea42 can pick up some business :thumbsup:
  6. Chief

    Chief Chief Master Sergeant USAF (ret) 1975-2000 Platinum Member

    Nov 15, 1998
    GEC's popularity has been propelled by the popularity of collecting the SFOs. One could speculate it is designed to make GEC more profitable.

    FWIW I'm in for a couple more conductors. All mine are snappy, but keep in mind they don't have halfstops so they open smoothly. With a clip primary, would prefer a coping secondary over a pen.

  7. Elgatodeacero


    Jan 5, 2014
    @Chief does the green one have a Nebraska shield?

    Nice grouping!
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  8. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Nebraska has a panhandle, so its not Nebraska. I thought Iowa, but its not right for Iowa either.
  9. wildmike


    Nov 17, 2007
    Honestly the dropping of sfo's may turn out to be a good thing.
    GEC may then be able to release more variety to everyone each run.
    Or produce more pattern runs per year.
    Either way everyone wins.
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  10. staxnet

    staxnet Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2011
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  11. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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  12. prairie.dog

    prairie.dog Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 10, 2018
    I think that'd be my homestate of Kansas :thumbsup:
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  13. eisman

    eisman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    My concern with this is if it's being done to increase production or to maintain quality control. I have no problem with either of those but usually that indicates a shrinking workforce. I do feel it will impact sales and the numbers of different designs, but I truly hope it does not.

    On the other hand it may force some of those who have name rights to some of the "brands" we're used to seeing as SFOs reaching out to individual cutlers or setting up another manufacture to produce their knives.
  14. Elgatodeacero


    Jan 5, 2014
    Well, as a result of this news, and totally not including the model 23, I am starting a worldwide boycott of all GEC private branded, SFO, club, and stainless knives and I refuse to purchase a single one until they start making them again.
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  15. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
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  16. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    That'll teach 'em :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  17. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    It should have a Texas shield--no one ever mistakes Texas for any other state! :p
  18. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Kalifornia either. ;)
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  19. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2016
    Would we rather have more SFOs or more patterns produced per year?
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  20. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    That's what I was thinking. Maybe they'll make more patterns yearly with less variations rather than fewer patterns with more versions. I'd prefer that personally, but I don't chase SFO's to begin with. I'm sure GEC is used to not being able to please everyone, and hopefully they don't really care...
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