Category Archives: GEC Production Schedule

GEC Goes Mass Production?

I received an email from Chris at GEC this afternoon regarding the upcoming Single Blade 78 American Jacks.  These aren’t expected to ship until mid to late December and just Friday they were asking for early order commitments.  Today, five days later, GEC is committing to building 1800 Tidioute and Northfields PLUS…….. 1000 SFO’s.   That’s almost 3000 single blade 78’s.

I had placed an early order last Friday but cancelled it today.  I think there will be plenty of knives available and most likely some pretty good ‘deals’ for the knowledgeable shopper. Unless they’ve increased their production capacity, this will tie up production for a considerable length of time so I don’t think we’ll see much else from GEC till well after the first of the year.

 

Latest Info on the GEC #38 and… another run of the #15

Just got a pre-order notice regarding handle materials on the GEC #38 coming through.  They’ll be as follows:

#38 Grinling Whittler – Clip, pen, small sheepfoot, smooth bolster and cap end

Tidioute

Old Green Jig Bone

Gabon Ebony

Acrylic – color to be determined

Northfield

Red Jig Bone

Che Chen Rosewood

Stag

There’s also another run of the 15’s coming through in both single and double blades.  Sheepsfoot on both and a pen on the two blade version. Looks like the same handle material options as we’ve seen before.

#15 Tidioute – Single Sheepfoot blade, long pull, cap end, no shield, no etch

Rust Red Jig Bone

Antique Yellow Jig Bone

Gabon Ebony Wood

Nifebrite Acrylic
#15 Tidioute – Sheepfoot/Pen, long pull on sheepfoot, cap end, no shield, no etch

Rust Red Jig Bone

Antique Yellow Jig Bone

Gabon Ebony Wood

Nifebrite Acrylic

GEC 99 Lock Back NEW! Update 8.25.14

Update 8.25.14: GEC is adding Natural Stag to the Northfield Run

I had a note yesterday that there’s a new GEC 99 lock back coming through late this fall sometime in November.  This a takeoff on the Farm & Field only wearing the Tidioute and Northfield labels.  Their will be three blade choices and only in 1095 on the Northfield & Tidioute.

Tid NF #99.JPG

Tidioute: Spear, Clip or Wharncliffe Blade, Smooth Bolster & End Cap

  • Jigged Bone (unkown)
  • Gabon Ebony (back to good old black ebony)

Northfield: Spear Clip or Wharncliffe Blade, Lined Bolster, Smooth End Cap

  • Jigged Bone (unknown)
  • Burnt Stag
  • Natural Stag

Farm & Field Spear Only

  • Orange, Black & Nifebrite Delrin
  • OD Green & Maroon Linen Micarta

 

 

Stainless GEC 42 Lockbacks on Production Schedule

Just got an email from GEC for a Pre-booking order for the following 42 lockbacks.  I’m assuming at this point they’re clip blades.

42LB Stainless

  • Jigged Bone – color to be determined
  • Wood – to be determined
  • Burgundy or Maroon Micarta
  • American Elk

42LB Tidioute (1095)

  • Jigged Bone
  • Wood – to be determined
  • OD Green Linen Micarta
  • Acrylic – to be determined

42LB Northfield (1095)

  • Jigged Bone
  • Wood – to be determined
  • Burnt Stag
  • Natural Stag

IF you have any interest, I might encourage you to drop me an email and get them booked.  I have a feeling a few of these could sell out fairly quick.

 

Upcoming releases

Received the preorder sheet from GEC this AM and here’s what’s coming.  (There’s also the 23’s that’ll be coming first.)

#45EC Roughneck Northfield 2 blade (spear and clip) smooth bolster, smooth cap end

            Jigged Bone – color to be determined

            King Wood

            Snakewood

 #45EC Roughneck Northfield Single Blade (spear blade), smooth bolster, smooth cap end

            Jigged Bone – color to be determined

            King Wood

            Snakewood

 

#79 Montana Workhorse Whittler – 3 backspring, spear blade, clip blade, sheepfoot blade

             Tidioute – Smooth bolster, smooth cap end

 

            Jigged Bone – color to be determined

            Ebony Wood

            Canvas Micarta

            Red Abalone Looking Glass

            Smooth Black Buffalo Horn

 

Northfield – Lined bolster, lined cap end

 

            Smooth Amber Bone

            King Wood

            Jigged Bone – color to be determined

            Burnt Stag

            Genuine Stag

            Primitive Bone

            Ancient Kauri Wood

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