I believe you may be right!
I didn’t really need another brand on my radar, but these are nearly on par with my GECs and Albers knives and a bit easier to find. (That is until boneheads like me post how nice they are).
I’d kind of like to add a Boker or three this year. These Swell End Jacks, the Club Knife, the Barlows and Barlow Primes all look interesting. I’ve got a few other commitments coming up in May but after that I’ll take a closer look at these ones. I think these Barlow Integrals also look nice.
It’s my favorite as well. My son “borrowed” my Dead Skunk so I bought a Cherry Bone to replace it. I actually like it quite a bit as well and carried it last weekend.
Many of my GECs have a nice patina but while I’ve used the caplifter and screwdriver quite a bit, I’ve only used the blade for...
I think I'm still firmly in the smooth white bone camp (followed closely by the red soup bone and chestnut jigged bone) but I don't think there's an option I won't be satisified with. I do agree with the sentiment regarding some of the materials that tend to vary more (Apaloosa Bone, Ironwood...
In the 38 English Whittler thread, @mcc850 said (and I quote) “Dadgum we have had a great year from GEC.”. That got me to thinkin, here’s my GEC year in review (so far).
Dadgum it has been a great year!