Monthly Archives: February 2009

New Fallkniven and Bark River Bravo-2 Knives added to the store!

For you Fallkniven fans, I’ve added a couple more of their knives to the storefront  Fallkniven Inventory.  As some of you know, I custom order a lot of the Fallknivens  for customers and just haven’t taken the time to add them into my inventory.  There are knife purveyors out there that will list literally hundreds of knives in their inventory that they actually don’t have in stock.  I don’t like to do that, so sometimes it’s just easier to work from special orders.   But I’ve finally reached a point where it’s probably easier to try and maintain at list a minimal inventory I can ship from.  Fallkniven’s come in waves.  There’s either a lot of them available or everyone’s waiting for the next production run.

Another addition is the Bark River Bravo-2.  That is one BIG knife.  I’ve always liked the Bark Rivers and have a number of them I’ve used in the field and have nothing but good things to say about them.  Right now my favorite field knife is a Fallkniven A1 but I think I could get used to the Bravo-2.  The Bravo-2 would have a definite edge just based on size alone but it just seems like one of those knives a guy should really have, ya know??  

STAG EZ Opens!!!!

Just in are the EZ Opens in Burnt Stag.  All I can say is the stag is matched as good as you could ask for.  This is a really great looking piece.  The serial numbers from top left to lower right are 10 (sold), 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17.  I strongly suggest you indicate your first, second and third choice of serial numbers.  The last couple of times I’ve gotten in stag, a few buyers requested multiple pictures of the knife they’re interested in and in more then one situation, the knife they wanted got sold while they were checking out the pictures.  I don’t mind sending out extra pictures, but if you’re looking at serial # XX and in the meantime someone sends the cash and requests that serial number….you know the old saying about ‘money talks, ….etc’

New “Pocket Friendly” Barlow EZ Opens are here!!!

The #23 to big for you???  The 73’s still a bit too much???  The Whittlers and Big Jacks just too big to comfortably carry around????  And the Barlows are nice, but they still seem a bit bulky, hmmmmm………

Your prayers are answered.  Built on the #25 Barlow frame, the New EZ Open #253109 is absolutely the most “pocket friendly” knife GEC has brought out to date.  With a Sheepsfoot blade and a long swedge, let me share two important statistics with you for consideration.

  • The original #25 Barlow weighs about 2.5 ounces
  • Tne NEW EZ open weighs about 1.9 ounces
  • The original #25 Barlow is around 9/16″ thick at the midpoint
  • The NEW EZ open is around 7/16″ thick at themidpoint

What you end up with is one really nice feeling little knife!!  Another interesting observation is that for me, the EZ Open notch falls just about perfectly in place for me to get my third finger into for a secure hold on this compact little unit. 

These will be in the store later on this afternoon.  The first one’s to arrive are Burnt Orange (pictured), Copper Snake, Mexican Bocote and Oiled Smooth Bone.  Prices are great ranging from the around $57 to $62.  One final note, these are the first of the GEC’s with 2009 blade markings.

Couple of notes….

Cleaned off the desk again and found a 251208 Barlow in Abalone if anyone’s looking for one.  I just listed it in the store.

On the way from GEC are the new EZ-Open Single blade 25’s.  I’ve got 4 or 5 handle materials coming.  In these tough times it’s good to know that the prices should be in the upper $50’s to low $60’s.  Hope to have them in the next few days and I’ll get some pictures up ASAP.