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Field Trip Return & Rare GEC Gunstock 1 of 1

I had mentioned previously that I was lucky enough to be the winner of a rare GEC Gunstock.  In fact, it’s a one of a kind finished with White Pearl LG handles.  (I had mistakenly said before that it was MOP).

One of a kind GEC 44 White Pearl LG

Great Eastern offered it as a raffle item to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project during their 2018 Rendezvous.  It’s a gorgeous knife and makes me long for the days past when GEC ran some of  their knives with premium handle materials.  My intention in the near future is to offer the knife once again as a fund raising vehicle for the Wounded Warrior Project.  I haven’t decided if it will be by raffle or an online auction.

I returned from a trip to the Minnesota Boundary Waters area Thursday nite and am just finishing catching up.  Actually, it wasn’t to bad as there weren’t any boxes of knives waiting for me when I got home.  I did get a notice that the GEC 44 Gunstock Stags are in transit.  Not sure if I’ll see them today or more likely, Monday.

It was a fun week and next week, I’ll share some details of a few items I took with me to do some field testing with.  Getting out in the field and actually using some of the store items is so much better then just regurgitating the marketing literature hype.

On a sad note, I did retire an old friend.  This coffee pot has traveled to the northwoods with us for 40+ years.  I couldn’t possibly guess how many 50 gallon barrels of coffee have been brewed in it.  The wood smoke had gotten so embedded in the metal that I couldn’t scrub it off and you got a bit of a smoky flavor in your morning coffee.  Sunday morning the little percolator top broke and that was it.  We searched all over Grand Marais for a replacement to no avail.

40 years of service ain’t too bad.

I thought about upgrading to a new, fancy stainless steel pot but just didn’t feel right doing it.  A search of Amazon turned up an exact duplicate pot for the princely sum of $15.27 shipped so I stayed with tradition and hit ‘order’.  It falls into that category that you don’t tinker with perfection.

5 thoughts on “Field Trip Return & Rare GEC Gunstock 1 of 1

  1. Knife Magazine September Issue says Canal Street Cutlery Coming Back in Limited Form, As a CO-OP I believe the Article on Page 29 states. Looking Forward To Their Return!!!

    1. It will be interesting to see what the line looks like. I carried them for a very brief period and had some quality issues but that was even before GEC was on the scene. I’m really encouraged to hear that their willing to break out of the 1095 steel mode. Since before I put out the Trestle Pine line I said there was a huge market out there for someone willing to build an EDC traditional folder using some of the premium steels. Good luck to them!

  2. Coffee is still on my radar. If you want a replacement piece for your old friend, try Voice of the Mountains or (more likely) Lehmans. Both on-line and I’d bet you can find that percolator replacement piece.

    1. Many thanks, but we laid it to rest in the first campsite we ever used it in. Only seemed appropriate.

  3. Quite fitting. R I P

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