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).
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.
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.