Here’s the latest Northfield #25Barlow with the Wharncliffe blade. Great looking little pocket knife. GEC ran a total of just 23 of these without serial numbers.
This has been a great year for me and hopefully, all of you as well. Just a year ago I was making arrangements to get both knees replaced. Thankfully, all went well and things worked out fantastic. Everyone in our families has enjoyed good health including my 92 year old dad. In spite of the fact this has been a tough year for the US economy, it’s been a record year for me with Great Eastern Cutlery thanks to all of you!!
Hope everyone at home and abroad has a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving weekend!!!! And in an effort to promote domestic peace and tranquility, I’ve gonna be leaving my computer alone for the next few days. So if you drop me a note and I don’t respond right away, hang in there, I’ll be back!!!
As I said earlier, I picked up a number of ‘older’ Great Eastern knives that I finally posted in the store this afternoon. There are some really nice pieces if you’re into low run knives. Here’s a partial list of the more noteworthy….
- 23 GEC Buffalo Horn 2007 (gorgeous horn)
- 251208 Nfld Smooth Red Buffalo Horn (1 of 21 unserialized)
- 734209J Nfld 2nd Cut Ram’s Horn ( hard to find)
- 252208 Tidioute Brown Jig Bone ( 1 of 22)
- 252208 Tidioute Mexican Bocote ( 1 of 10 unserialized)
- 735108 Tidioute Red Barnboard (1 of 20 unserialized
- 541308W Tidioute Candy Red ( 1 of 33 serialized)
Here’s a picture of the 23 GEC Buffalo Horn.
Received a bunch and I do mean a bunch of knives yesterday. In addition to these new knives, I also purchased a group of around 12 discontinued, mostly low run Great Easterns that I’ll ‘address’ in a separate posting. First, I have to sort them out! For now, here’s the newest from GEC.
250109ECJ Burnt Stag with Wharncliffe Blade. Super looking Stag!
From left to right, the new Toothpicks are available in White Smooth Bone, Plum Jig Bone, Mexican Bocote and Rosewood.
Starting with the upcoming production, GEC is changing the etch on the Acrylic handled knives (with the exception of the Tortoise Shell). They’ll have a Guitar shaped shield and the blade will be etched “Tango”. The labels on the tubes will also change. Not sure exactly what it’ll look like, but I’m guessing it’ll reflect the new etch/shield.
This is a color that we won’t see repeated at Great Eastern which is unfortunate as it’s really an interesting color. The Lemon Zest 73ECJ has a color that goes from a tinge of white to yellow with a bit of green coming through in places. Great Eastern ran a total of just 48 of these, all unserialized. The color in the photo comes across as being much more ‘uniform’ then it actually is.
With some flash, you can see the color changes a little better.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a couple of collectible Barlows. The first is an extremely nice looking Northfield 251208 HME Granite. It has really nice coloration on both sides.
The second is a relatively rare “error” knife. It’s a Northfield 251208LPJ Red Jigged Bone with the Tidioute Hourglass shield rather then the Northfield shield.