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The Beer Scout Knife

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Dr. Scott, May 6, 2015.

  1. Dr. Scott

    Dr. Scott

    Aug 12, 2013
    By now, you may have heard...

    GEC #15, Easy Open sheepfoot, caplifter-screwdriver, nickel silver bolster, a bail on the EO end, brass liners, a large shield stamped Beer Scout Knife.

    Chestnut sawcut bone, smooth ivory bone, Gabon Ebony, Cocobolo, Sunbrite acrylic, tortoise shell acrylic. And those are just the handle covers we know about.

    With a tentative release in late August, is it possible we might see some other variations produced in time for the Rendezvous?

    I know we have a lot of brothers and sisters in Pennsylvania, and some of you have good relationships with the folks at GEC... So anyone have any photos? Has GEC made up any drawings? Until then, maybe some of you have your own EO sheepfoot caplifter knives to show off...

    Please post your thoughts, photos, news, or even rumors about the now legendary Beer Scout Knife.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2015
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  2. philllll

    philllll Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2013
    It's a great design!!!! :thumbup:

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  3. EyeDog

    EyeDog Semper Fi

    Feb 10, 2014
    Got the info today and all I can say is I am standing in line for smooth bone version. Smooth bone is listed as probable but not 'for sure'.
     
  4. singin50

    singin50

    Jan 31, 2012
    I love them but where did you get your information, Scott?
     
  5. Whetstone39

    Whetstone39 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    Curious about this too, this version checks many boxes for me. :)
     
  6. Dr. Scott

    Dr. Scott

    Aug 12, 2013
    My info comes from a single source: our forum friend and dealer knifeswapper and his website.

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    I'm so thirsty. If only I had my trusty Beer Scout!
     
  7. singin50

    singin50

    Jan 31, 2012
    Ok Scott. Figured it out. Wonder what that shield is gonna look like? Have to be pretty big to accommodate all those words! :eek:
     
  8. Pokerface

    Pokerface Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2011
    I've got my name down for one as "sure", and two additionals as "maybe". I didn't quite understand the listing though. Are these going to be bare ends, or will they have two bolsters? On another note...I don't care much for the big Tidioute shield, but I love the idea of brass liners and EO notch. Brass smells funky, but it looks purdy! :D



    PS...do we know if we're getting nail nicks or long pull?
     
  9. Whetstone39

    Whetstone39 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    Very late to this process, thank you Scott and the Porch for dragging me into the light ;). Very much looking forward to this.
     
  10. jrtodd46

    jrtodd46

    Jun 14, 2014
    The shield will probably only say "Beer Scout", cause everyone knows its a knife lol.
     
  11. Dr. Scott

    Dr. Scott

    Aug 12, 2013
    lol. I think you're right. Knifeswapper described it as a large Tidioute shield. "Beer Scout" is just a little longer than "Tidioute."
     
  12. jrtodd46

    jrtodd46

    Jun 14, 2014
    I almost want it to be "beer scout knife" just to see them fit it all on the shield. Haha
     
  13. Ryouchijtx

    Ryouchijtx

    Oct 26, 2011
    aha per our emails likewise on that account. In line for a couple maybes. Can't wait
     
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  14. jrtodd46

    jrtodd46

    Jun 14, 2014
    Every time I tell myself I don't need anymore knives....... They go and suck me back in!
     
  15. supratentorial

    supratentorial

    Dec 19, 2006
    I'm down for one. Thanks for the heads up! :thumbup:

    This cracked me up. :D
     
  16. singin50

    singin50

    Jan 31, 2012
    "Beer Scout" does make sense, Kyle.
    I ordered two, the smooth bone and Tortoise acrylic.
     
  17. singin50

    singin50

    Jan 31, 2012
    I'll bet a dollar that there will be some unique ones at the Rendezvous! That's the way GEC does things.
     
  18. mlaier

    mlaier

    8
    Apr 16, 2015
    Sorry but I have to ask, how does one put in an order?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  19. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I'm with you here. I was thinking I could take a break because I'm not into all of the current patterns or the 25's. Now I'm on the hook for at least 4 of these!

    From what I gather, these will be bare heads and the shield will most likely just say 'Beer Scout'. I'm pretty amazed that they actually used Beer in the name. :thumbup:

    They obviously read this forum. Now that this thread is here, how long will it be till they are all gone by reservation? I just pray that they actually have some tortoise shell by the time production begins.
     
  20. Dr. Scott

    Dr. Scott

    Aug 12, 2013
    From the Let's talk GEC! thread:
    So at least one vote for a version without a bail. I would bet my knife allowance that GEC will, at some point, release the same pattern without the bail. But you could always remove the bail, as I did on my Wenger SAK. And I look forward to seeing some cool lanyards attached...
     
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