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2019 GEC Rendezvous August 8th, 9th,10th

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Augie, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Josh, I’m glad you guys made it home safe and sound! It looks like y’all got some nice ones to take home with you! :thumbsup: I hope you guys can make it back next year! Tell your sons ole Half/Stop said hello. :)
     
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  2. Rockon75

    Rockon75

    Dec 8, 2008
    Will do, Sir!!
     
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  3. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Rendezvous photos on GEC’s web site here

    I just found these on Great Eastern Cutlery. I thought I would point them out in case y’all missed them. There are 65 photos and some pretty good ones. I wonder who the mystery photographer was?
     
  4. Sabercat

    Sabercat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2015
    Yep. Pretty sure that was him. Sorry, we were away, and I wanted to be sure it was his before claiming it. I'll pm you.

    Thank you very much for picking it up for him, and thank you even more for the nice Opinels you gave my boys. The younger one is very proud to have a French knife, and brags about it to everyone who will listen.
     
  5. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
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    As I had said earlier : It is not on a #35 frame . Now the rest of the story as I promised you .
    It is a James F. Parker knife and there is a slip of paper in the box that he said : I certify that these Shapleigh knives came from the old factory stock of the closed Krusius Brothers factory . I estimate that these knives were made sometime in the late 1940's and 1950's . The names Shapleigh was discontinued on cutlery in 1960 according to John Goins book .
    He then affixed his Signature for what it was worth .
    The Tang Stamp on the Main & Secondary blades is : SHAPLEIGH over ST. LOUIS U.S.A over M.I. GERMANY . There is no Tang Stamp on the Punch .
    It is 3 & 9/16 Inch Long /// 1/2 Inch thick at the bolsters /// I believe the Blades are Carbon /// Brass Liners /// Steel Pins /// 2 Springs /// Both Blades are pretty sharp now /// The Punch has Never Been Sharpened by Anyone . It is not even as sharp as a butter knife . The Back Rib of the Punch Blade is 3/16 Inch and very similar to many of the punches on some of my older knives but much taller . The punch blade is made from Sheet Steel Stock and bent at a 90 degree angle .
    I am not quite sure of how I am going to have to sharpen the Punch yet , but I have some ideas .
    The F & F on this knife , except for the punch , is very nice . It is as smooth as a baby's ------ . I liked this knife as soon as I saw it , but did not really look at it until the second day and then @waynorth made me buy it .

    Harry
     
  6. hose56

    hose56 Gold Member Gold Member

    515
    Jun 8, 2009

    That's what it's all about. Look at those smiles !!!!!
     
  7. neal70

    neal70 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    @Old Engineer -Harry she’s stunning. Reminds me of the Equal End Cattle Knife, Burke(?) I think, did with Queen. Just looks made to hold, too bad there wasn’t an “everyday” model to go with! I love Cattlemen with a punch/awl, a personal favorite pattern.
    Thanks for all the info!, Neal
     
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  8. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    The mystery photographer was................................Don’t know her name but she has very long dark hair. I’m sure you have seen her she works at the factory.
     
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  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    :cool: That's it Ron! I know you come from a republican country, but you have to get a fitting for your crown my friend :D King Kutlery :thumbsup: Wotta haul:D Choice examples there and more.

    Regards, Will
     
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  10. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks Russell! I think I know who you're talking about! :thumbsup:

    Thanks Will! :) The folks at Great Eastern worked very hard throughout the year to provide their visitors with some fine knives to choose from. I’m pleased with the knives I was able to acquire. As I stated earlier the #38 Lick Creek, #38 Orchard Gem and the Smooth White Waynorth would have made for a great Rendezvous. Especially since I bought all three from Charlie! The others were just icing on the cake! My haul pales in comparison to some. I’m not going to mention names but I know one individual that bought 45 knives at this Rendezvous! :eek:
     
  11. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Yup, it was all my fault, Harry!!:D
    I actually treasured that knife for many years! Despite the lack of an edge on the punch, it is very well made, displaying the best of German craftsmanship, and also representing a tumultuous time in the pocket knife world!! I could never bring myself to finish the punch grind, as it was representative of that rascal and scammer, Jim Parker!!! But perhaps you will see clearer, Harry!!
    I loved that knife but it was time for it to move on!!
     
  12. hose56

    hose56 Gold Member Gold Member

    515
    Jun 8, 2009
    That is Sue. I never saw her taking pictures.
     
  13. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Thank you Sir!

    Russell
     
  14. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    And I thank you for it Charlie !!! It is now a Treasured Knife in my meager collection my friend .

    Harry
     
  15. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Lil photo request...can I see some pics of those white bone #74s you guys scored?! Thanks!
     
  16. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Here you go Taylor. This is two of the models they had available. These are both “S” models. So far I’ve not found the issues with either of my two examples.

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  17. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
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    Oh those are phenomenal!!! Got a clip point on its way allll they way out to California. I can pretend I went to the rendezvous this year!
     
  18. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Congratulations! :) Be sure and post some photos in this thread when you get the knife! :thumbsup: :cool:
     
  19. jsdistin

    jsdistin KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    478
    May 27, 2016
    I got this one and my brother got a clip point one. Mines an S one as well, there is a barely noticeable wavy line on the blade that is the only reason I can see for it to be an S but it’s sharpened and being used so I don’t care.
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  20. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    @tmd_87 Taylor, I forgot to ask, is your clip a Tidioute or a Northfield?
     
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