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Just picked up a John Greco and need help identifying

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by BIG45-70, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. BIG45-70


    Aug 29, 2010

    I just picked up this blade from the exchange. It is a real functional beauty. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me the model and steel type or anything else. The only markings are "greco" on one side and "A" on the other.
  2. BIG45-70


    Aug 29, 2010
    Just wanna just this thread a bump!
  3. parfums95

    parfums95 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    I have a same 52100 by Jhon greco
  4. Jiabla


    May 18, 2013
    I have the same knife. It is from around 1998 to 2001. The A denotes that it is A2 steel. I think he called it the companion. They are little tanks of a knife. I have used the heck out of mine.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2013
  5. BIG45-70


    Aug 29, 2010
    Thanks for the info boys!
  6. Mongrel


    May 2, 2002
    Yep-that's a Greco "Companion". Probably his most popular model next to the MST (mid-sized-tactical), which is the knife in the bigger picture above. That's the one that got my interest when I saw it in a knife mag profile of John Greco.

    That's an earlier one as already stated. Pre-2000 most likely, because of the brown sheath and the "A" designation.

    He later changed them to a thinner profile (0.20" vs. 0.25") and made them in a different steel marked with an "8". Yours has the older gray "crib-safe" finish. Later on they went to a black crinkle type finish and after that a gray "denim" (marbalized looking) that had more of a sheen on it.

    Personally I prefer the "old" steel but in the thinner profile so I'm SOL....lol. I think somewhere in the house I have three of them, one from each period...

    Great pattern user, enjoy.

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