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Brass is back on the menu... GEC #44

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
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  2. zolthar

    zolthar Basic Member Basic Member

    461
    Feb 9, 2015
    Wow, that's a good looking knife and what a shield :cool:
     
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  3. Signalprick

    Signalprick Gold Member Gold Member

    973
    Apr 3, 2009
    Forget the #77. The #44 is at the top of my GEC list. Not sure if I like the brass for sure or not. I really wish they wouldn't stamp UN-X-LD on the rear bolster for the Northfields either. Any update when these will hit production Mike?
     
  4. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    I'll be in for one of these, especially since they're in clip, for sure.

    Lookin' forward to these, Mike!
     
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  5. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    No, they haven't released a schedule yet - just found them on the site.
     
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  6. Boggs

    Boggs Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    Mike....


    A little reminiscent of the Bradford Bullet...
     
  7. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    That's too much brass...not a fan at all I'm afraid:( And I thought Northfield aspired at premium? Brass is not it...

    But, the Tidioute is looking tempting:)
     
  8. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Nice! I plan on getting one brass/wood and one micarta. I wonder if there will be any SFOs?
     
  9. Signalprick

    Signalprick Gold Member Gold Member

    973
    Apr 3, 2009
    Those Tidioute would be killer with long pull drawn swedge
     
  10. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Wish I had a drawer full of those....
     
  11. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Liked the original picture on their site better . I was not a big fan of Polishing my brass buckle when in the U.S. Army 57 to 59 years ago . I do like the stamping on the end bolster though . But it does not show it for the Stag but just on the brass . At least they do not show the Stag with the brass . That would be a catastrophe . I am looking forward to these . Like the pattern a lot . Thanks for bringing to our attention Mike .

    Harry
     
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  12. sitflyer

    sitflyer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    I don't currently have a gun stock in my collection, I think one of these will be coming my way when they hit the shelves, leaning toward the Tidioute versions myself. Thanks for showing these:thumbsup:
     
  13. Postlapsaria

    Postlapsaria Gold Member Gold Member

    168
    Dec 7, 2017
    I can totally see how all that brass can be polarizing, but I absolutely love it. Looks amazing. GEC needs to pump the brakes on all the awesome releases...my wallet is hurting :eek:
     
  14. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    I wonder what the cover material is on the far right Northfield - cocobolo maybe? I like the Tidioute - dislike the hot dog shield :thumbsdown:
     
  15. Sometimes a Great Notion

    Sometimes a Great Notion Platinum Member Platinum Member

    91
    Feb 14, 2018
    What did copper and zinc ever do to you? Kidding, of course. And I get the concept of the brass casing homage. But I'm with you; not my aesthetic cup 'o tea on a traditional.
     
  16. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Love the thread title, Mike! :thumbsup::thumbsup::D:D

    But I don't have any experience with the gunstock pattern, and to me, it looks VERY weird. :confused:o_O What's the "functional rationale" for the gunstock pattern? Is it pure aesthetics? Is there an ergonomic advantage? Inquiring minds want to know!

    - GT
     
  17. Sometimes a Great Notion

    Sometimes a Great Notion Platinum Member Platinum Member

    91
    Feb 14, 2018
    Just as an aside. And this is neither here nor there, but if I imposed a "functional rationale" criterion on my acquisitions, I'd own about 10 knives and be over on some other forum right now. Just sayin'
     
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  18. Rockon75

    Rockon75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    Keep the brass please, I'll take my 44 in NS.
     
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  19. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    I know exactly what you mean SaGN! :thumbsup::D But I'm asking just to try to learn some "history of the pattern".
    (BTW, your Leadbelly (not Jimmie Rodgers :rolleyes:) signature and username are fantastic! :cool::thumbsup::cool:)

    - GT
     
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  20. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Like em all, brass will be great with patina:cool::thumbsup: it's the buck 110 factor I grew up with:D
     

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