I had a question yesterday that I should have addressed on the blog.
The Mastodon Ivory is scheduled to be a Northfield #73, flat bolster, two blade jack with a spear and pen blade. I’ve had a couple other inquiries as to what the configuration was going to be….and now ya know!
Got word this morning that the awaited Mastodon Ivory is coming soon. It appears that it has been ordered and now it’s just a matter of getting it in and putting the knives together. I’m hoping that we could see some knives in the next few weeks!!! I’ll update everyone as soon as pricing info comes through.
Another new GEC has arrived. This is the 73 Jack Bocote with Bocote handles. Nice looking knife.
Going forward, I’m going to try to remember to add a link when I list a new knife on the blog that will take you to the listing in the storefront. It’s always been a irritant to me when someone announces a new product for sale that I’m interested in and then they make me work to find it!!! Well…..I’m as guilty as anyone.
There’s no way I’m going to get the time to go back and change/add this feature to previously listed items, but going forward, I’ll try to remember and make the addition.
Just in are the new 734209J Cocobolo Rosewood Tidioute Jacks with Cocobolo Rosewood handles. Personally, I really prefer the Rosewood over the Bocote. It has a tighter grain and more figure to it, with great color! Very nice looking knives.
To all you that have been patiently waiting, the Metalform Mags are back in stock. I brought back the ever popular Lanyard Loop Repro mags, the Ace 22 mags, FBI configurations as well as a couple of new prodcuts. You’ll now find Stainless 7 rd with and without bumpers. Another interesting item is the 8 round 45 Elite. It has a micro polished finish, round counter, nontip follower and removable CobraMag base. Super smooth operating magazine.
Sales on all of the Metalform mags have made it difficult to keep up with demand. Each time I’ve brought in new magazines to test the interest, I’ve had all of them sell out! I guess I’ll just slowly keep expanding the line. I believe Metalform has over 80 different configurations for the 45 clips, so there’s always something new to bring in.
I just received my #73 Tidioute 2 blade scout in River Blue bone a couple of weeks ago and decided it needed tested! It’s so good looking I almost hated to start carrying it, but I did.
I’ve used it around the farm for almost 2 weeks and have been cutting hay strings, feed sacks and other paper products, and many numerous other cutting jobs. I haven’t sharpened the blades at all, just using the factory edge. I have been using the spey blade primarily for cutting hay strings on round hay bales. If you’ve never done this, it is one of the harshest cutting jobs you can do with a knife. If a knife can hold an edge well after doing this several times, it’s a good knife. My 73 is still shaving hair! Granted, it is just barely shaving hair, but it has held up much better than I expected. It will still cut paper with no problem.
I have made custom knives for 20 years. I know a quality knife when I see one. When I first opened the package on my 73 Tidioute, I thought to myself, WOW!!!!!!! This knife is handmade quality in a production knife! The fit and finish is fantastic. The springs are heavy which I really like, and the bone handles really set this knife off!
The only thing I don’t like is the ugly 1 OF 50 on the blade. GEC PLEASE TAKE THE BLADE ETCH OFF!!! It really distracts from the beauty of the knife.
Other wise, it is as near a perfect knife as can be found in a production knife. GEC, you make one great knife! I will definitely be buying more of these for my customers who like factory made knives.
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