2020 GEC #23 Trapper Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by bax229, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. dave308ek


    Apr 19, 2014
    On the "What's Happening" link of GreatEasternCutlery.net site it lists "#23 Northfield UN-X-LD Bullet, Retail Jigged Bone (Brownish Jigged bone)" instead of "REDTAIL JIGGED BONE"
    Typo I guess since April has passed.
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  2. P.R.


    Mar 25, 2019
  3. thepapercut

    thepapercut Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    Looks exactly as I imagined, But still trying to decide to pull the trigger or not.
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  4. Lander boy Matt

    Lander boy Matt Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2019
    Dont wait too long
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  5. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Yeaaaaa!!! Pretty excited about this one!
    dealer's photo
  6. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    If it's any consolation to those of you inside America experiencing postal delays, then spare me a thought. My knife was last seen by USPS on 29th MARCH at Chicago airport waiting to go out to Europe. It's still waiting...lost in Covid Space :eek:
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  7. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Similar experiences here in Australia Will. I’ve put in a missing parcel form but I shouldn’t have bothered as it showed up, it’s just delays. GECs are getting harder to come by!
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  8. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    One has to be patience when dealing with federal organizations. ;)
    edited to post a different message
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
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  9. minimize


    Nov 12, 2007
    YES!!!! I need this in my life. Thanks for posting this. Thanks to user redsparrow for turning me onto this.
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  10. BigKurtHaze


    Aug 2, 2015
    And into the watch pocket it goes.
  11. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Just got mine in! The pulls on this one are far better than my Beaver #23:

  12. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    You, sir, have a GIANT watch pocket!
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  13. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's the winner right there. :cool::thumbsup:
    Really makes me wish I'd reserved one of those instead of the Micarta.
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  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I've got to be honest, this shield is a big disappointment to me.
    The short blob of a shield just doesn't fit with that super long knife handle.

    I know, everybody has different opinions. :(
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
  15. P.R.


    Mar 25, 2019
    Did they get rid of the lined bolsters? An earlier photo showed the woodland micarta with northfield style lines
  16. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Forum rules don't allow discussions about the ordering process. The only contact method I can think of is; if you post your email address in this thread I'll contact you with the info. You can then come back and delete your address.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
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  17. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    That's the problem with pre-order, it's a crap shoot but so is hoping they don't sell out before you've gotten a look at 'em. What are ya gonna do? :rolleyes:
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  18. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    I have to agree, I really like this knife and I am getting one, but,I hoped that they would put a different shield on for the single blade. The shield itself is not bad but I agree that it doesn't match the lines of this knife, especially because of the line in the covers. I was hoping for a spear or hounds tooth, but, I always wish for a houndstooth. Love this pattern
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  19. GaiusJulius


    Jan 9, 2016
    I feel like if they used a narrower shield it might clash with the deep trough jigging and make me OCD about how the shield is or is not centered. Don’t love this shield but also can’t think of another I’d rather have. And I’m not a fan of no-shield knives either.
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  20. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    I grabbed my current 23s for a group shot. I was determined to skip the 2 blade knives , need the funds for all of the single blades, but, could not resist the Redtail bullet knife. I received it Friday and wow has GEC stepped up the game. First off what beautiful covers, fit and finish is near perfect and I think that they got the pulls just right. Now bring on the liner locks!!!


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