My very first GEC was a more than generous Christmas gift from @Will Power, a 66 slim that's still one of my absolute favourites. My car seat swallowed it for a whole year but I found it again. :rolleyes:
The first GEC I bought myself was this 73 jack, a tank of a knife.
Thank you! I live in eastern Slovenia. Not much snow this winter, this was probably the 3rd time we had any. It's mostly gone already, barely covered the ground ...
Same view from my balcony a few hours later
Thank you Paul! I was pretty lucky getting this one, condition and money wise.
Thank you! I think it should be the late 50s or 60s, because the background of the shield used to be red. Before that in the 50s they had a dark (sort of black-ish) background but were otherwise the same.
It's a peasent knife. This pattern, with various blade arrays, was common in Switzerland and parts of Germany and France. Even Victorinox and Wenger made very similar ones with horn scales. That spike is a sewing needle for closing various sacks and such. I don't know the maker, I just googled...
I only have a few and I use all of them, even slightly modify them. Some will say it's sacrilige, I say who gives. They're mine, they bring me joy, that's the only important thing. :)
My 73 is probably my biggest beater. It had that characteristic point which the 73 spay blades usually have...