Monthly Archives: November 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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!!!

Greg

Some New low production Old Stock Great Eastern Knives back in stock!

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.


25 Burnt Stag Wharncliffe is here AND 4 new Toothpicks!

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. 

New Arrivals: #12 “Tango” toothpicks and a RARE 73 Genuine Stag

The new “Tango” Tidioute Toothpicks just arrived.  They have the new “Tango” blade etch and Guitar shield with Dead Skunk and Tiger Lily Acrylic handles.  GEC also changed the packaging labels to reflect the change.





And, I received another interesting variant of the735209EC Genuine Stags.  Great Eastern ran a total of just 3 with ‘regular’ pulls.  These were serialized #2, 3 and 4 (#1 was skipped).  At this writing, I have just one left, which is serial #4. SOLD OUT!

Great Eastern Cutlery 73 Genuine Stag, Yellow Rose and Very Limited run Brown Jig Bone

Just received a group of Northfield 73’s.  The first are some really great looking Genuine Stags with End Caps and Long Pulls.  As usual, they have some really great looking stag on them.  From left to right Serial # 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.  Make sure you indicate your 1st 2nd and 3rd choice when you order.





This is the second of the “Yellow Rose” knives.  It’s a 734209ECJ with the Yellow Rose of Texas etch, rose shield and special label on the package.  These also have flat bolsters which make for a really comfortable carry knife.



The last is a short run of around 35 knives, 735109 Northfield Brown Jig Bone.  Nice looking knife and another great knife for the ‘short run’ collector.


Great Eastern Cutlery 73 Genuine Stag, Yellow Rose and Very Limited run Brown Jig Bone

Just received a group of Northfield 73’s.  The first are some really great looking Genuine Stags with End Caps and Long Pulls.  As usual, they have some really great looking stag on them.  From left to right Serial # 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.  Make sure you indicate your 1st 2nd and 3rd choice when you order.





This is the second of the “Yellow Rose” knives.  It’s a 734209ECJ with the Yellow Rose of Texas etch, rose shield and special label on the package.  These also have flat bolsters which make for a really comfortable carry knife.



The last is a short run of around 35 knives, 735109 Northfield Brown Jig Bone.  Nice looking knife and another great knife for the ‘short run’ collector.


Changes being made in the Acrylic GEC Etch and Shields

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.

73EC Jack Lemon Zest is here

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.

2 Hard to find Barlow’s back in the store

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.