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Queen Cutlery Company Closes

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by mrknife, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    They shouldn't hire the guy from queen, they should steal someone from GEC and pay them all they could afford.
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  2. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
  3. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    More for me. :)
  4. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
  5. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    It didn't sound like he was hired, more like just assisting in getting the machines set up and dialed in. But again, that is all hearsay from the grapevine at knife shows. That didn't come from what Gil said in his post.
  6. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Bon Voyage to Bluegrass!! I hope they can make a good knife!!
  7. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    GEC equals Titusville?
  8. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Maybe GEC is doing all right but Titusville as a whole is not?
    I've never been there, so I don't know.
  9. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    I want to be optimistic. However, based on the low quality of this website, I don’t think this news will amount to anything.
    Norcaldude and Kiteman72 like this.
  10. peppercorn

    peppercorn Regular Dude Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2009
    Apparently knives are available for purchase now.
    The pricing is outside of the former Queen and current GEC by a large margin.
    Maybe these have some jewel like, Swiss watch precision in fit and finish?
  11. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    It is always aggravating to see someone lose their job or an American business fail. But I doubt that the handful of employees, several from out of town, that were lost with Queen will make much difference to Titusville. It seemed like a great little town in the rolling hills of PA to me a couple months ago. Nice little farming community with more of an industrial presence than most towns that size. It is one of those areas of the country where as you are leaving one small town; you are entering another small town.

    I have no specific knowledge of such; but suspect that previous management are still going to be playing a part - which would be a bit shortsighted in my opinion.
    Duper, Travman, redsparrow and 6 others like this.
  12. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Oh, dear.
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  13. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    Not sure if that counts, the Queen website was poor but then so is the GEC website.
  14. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    From what I've experienced here, though quite different, when a small concern closes, the impact on the whole community is much wider than the closed mill's size...
    Cutfinger likes this.
  15. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    You mean management from Queen is involved with Blue Grass Cutlery?
  16. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    When it's safe - I ponder the entirety of the circumstances; and it seems plausible to me that the Daniel's will still play a part. But, again, zero specific knowledge.
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  17. peppercorn

    peppercorn Regular Dude Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2009
    It will be interesting to see and or hear about these first examples.
    Do they ‘walk’ and ‘talk’?
    Are there large gaps?

    I have one of the Ranch Boss knives that Queen did for cold steel, at 90 degrees the sheepsfoot and spay blades both are about as loose as the Christmas goose.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2019
  18. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Not trying to disagree strongly but I like the website for GEC. I tend to use the .NET site. I find they have all the info I need. Photos of what is happening, lists of prior knives, production schedule and an easy contact number.

    I would say it is significantly better then Blue Grass Cutlery but I haven't looked at their Facebook. Their site did not even list the steel used for the few knives I browsed. GEC has it all listed. Steel, blade type, better images.

    Hopefully their website is not too indicative of their knife manufacturing abilities.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
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  19. Lansky1


    Apr 12, 2016
    I hope they keep the price point closer to Case than GEC
    jmh33 likes this.
  20. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    This response confuses me...

    What I have seen and heard of their knives in the Winchester line their site is no indication of their quality as I hear good things about the Winchester knives they have been responsible for. From what I understand and others seem to confirm those knives and previous knives were contracted out and made by others such as Queen.

    The knives you see listed are old stock or new stock made by their currently contracted partners not actually made in house. Based on another users previous post they are assembled by Bluegrass Cutlery but the parts are made elsewhere.

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