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GEC #46 Whaler

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Squidman24, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Squidman24

    Squidman24 Gold Member Gold Member

    699
    Dec 23, 2015
    Just saw these go on early reserve at CK. Looks like they went quick, figured there must be some folks excited about getting one! This run is going to be offered in "Muscle Bone" which is undyed raw cut bone and Desert Ironwood. Seems to be an interesting pattern that doesn't come around very often. I searched for a dedicated thread about this pattern but didn't find one so I figured I would start one to discuss this rare release.
     
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  2. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I do not know anything about the historical background of the pattern, perhaps some of our more knowledgeable folks will chime in.

    Regardless, as with any new(to me) pattern that shows up on the horizon, I become intrigued and so I generally want to experience it. I looked up pictures of "Muscle Bone" and it didn't do much for me so I dropped my name in for one in the Ironwood.
     
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  3. GunGraber

    GunGraber Gold Member Gold Member

    599
    Jun 22, 2016
    I can't wait!!! I really hope they put shields on the stag ( assuming there will be stag )

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  4. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Another thought came to mind... My biological dad showed me, some time ago, a Case Elephant Toe that has some similarities to the Whaler. His buddy had used that knife for many years as a deer skinner and it certainly showed it. So it can be rather useful to some, and for more than just a collector's item.
     
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  5. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    These knives are now being discussed in the Let's Talk GEC thread.
     
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  6. Homo habilis

    Homo habilis Gold Member Gold Member

    136
    Apr 23, 2015
    Hoping for some Northfield SFOs. Odd that there are just Tidiute on the ER. Production schedule update is overdue.
     
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  7. Southern Appalachia

    Southern Appalachia

    75
    Oct 8, 2016
    I'm in for a muscle bone. Been fascinated by this knife since I first saw them on here.
     
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  8. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Missed the reserve!!! Crap!
     
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  9. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Other BF dealers offer early reserves, just fyi.
     
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  10. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    I don't believe there will be any stag or SFO's on this run, only Tidioute versions in muscle bone and cocobolo.
     
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  11. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Love these knives,


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  12. 3-1-1

    3-1-1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Sorry to see there is no single blade EO. Those were the best version of these.
     
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  13. GunGraber

    GunGraber Gold Member Gold Member

    599
    Jun 22, 2016
    Only Tidioute models? That would be very odd. Have they ever done that before?
     
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  14. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    From GEC: "#462218 Whaler Tidioute Only, Spear and Pen blades, due to ship in June"
     
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  15. GunGraber

    GunGraber Gold Member Gold Member

    599
    Jun 22, 2016
    I'm not seeing that anywhere. Was that something sent only to the dealers?
     
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  16. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    Nice knives.
    I like the Sunfish/Elephant Toenail/ Whaler/Pocket Axe/Rope Knife pattern. :)

    Since the run sold out in less than a day, I wonder why they don't make them more often ... or make more of them.
    Must be a "collector knife" thing, I guess.
    Why make enough to fill the demand?
     
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  17. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Yep.
     
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  18. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Been waiting for some new Whalers to turn up. Bring em on.
     
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  19. GunGraber

    GunGraber Gold Member Gold Member

    599
    Jun 22, 2016
    Well that's disappointing :oops::(
     
  20. mas113m

    mas113m

    98
    Oct 7, 2017
    I am on standby for a muscle bone(whatever that is). I have wanted an elephant toe/whaler type, so hopefully I will score one. Looking at some older eBay sales, I saw a whaler go for over $600. Wow! That one was I think the highest but regardless, the secondary market is not for me on that pattern.
     

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