Photos The Tantalizing Triumvirates - Same frame/pattern, all three Great Eastern brands

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by traumkommode, May 9, 2018.

  1. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
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  2. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Great stuff, Camillus, especially the #23s, and thank you The Fort.
     
  3. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    This is as close to a triumvirate as I can get. I don't have a GEC (stainless), not even sure they ever made one. But I do have three different brands, if you count the Tidioutte, Northfield, and Northwoods.

    The single blade #56 pattern is "hands down" my favorite pattern of all time. It is slim, fits perfectly into the watch pocket of my jeans, and is just the perfect size (3-1/2") for getting some work done. Plus, the 2-1/2" blade is legal for me to carry at work in California. The serpentine dog leg pattern just looks so graceful and what man doesn't like nice curves?

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  4. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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  5. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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  6. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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  7. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    is this a trick Meako... one of the #73 is a mystery knife made of stainless steel?o_O:p
     
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  8. Duvel

    Duvel

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    This is the best I can do:
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  9. Ratbert

    Ratbert

    Jan 1, 2016
    My only trey that fits here.

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  10. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I know this is morphing the original definition, apologies;) But it's GEC's fault for being so tight with the stainless releases (an endangered species it seems:eek:) but here's 3 56s of different configurations.

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  11. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    Different blade shapes, but here's what I have.
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    Now....I just need a Farm and Field variety. :)
     
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  12. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Way to revive the thread, McKay! That is a tantalizing 99 Triumvirate! Three choice cover materials.
     
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  13. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    This is one of the toughest threads :eek: Only for Big Guns :D

    Somebody out there must have a 25 Triple? I don't but there were a number of stainless Great Easterns released in 2010 to go with the Northfield & Tidioute

    Pity there is no Northfield 15 or? Plenty of 15s (although my Spear has been lost in the mail back to the US for rehandling :()

    Let's keep this thread breathing:thumbsup:
     
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  14. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
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  15. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    You're right, Will. This is a tough order. So we can be a little flexible - blade shapes can vary if it's the same or similar pattern.

    I think the only Northfield 15s have been Charlie's Diamond shield SFO with the cap lifter/screwdriver blade. I know there have only been two stainless 15s - the clip and the sailor's knives. So we can flex a little to make a Triumvirate.

    Definitely have been 25s, though. 62/63. 89. Seems like we've seen 53s and 73/74s, too. 23s and 42s should be out there.
     
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  16. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I restored my photos on the previous page which were lost in the photobucket purge. Here are three #73s:

    Northfield Jack
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  17. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    @black mamba that Bulldog is a bewt..and making me flex my puny muscles for those covers on whatever the Porch decides on in 2020.
     
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  18. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Funny, the F&F is the only #99 I have. :D

    If anyone could put a #25 triumvirate together, it would be @CrowCounty.

    There are a couple Northfields #15s. Charlie's Rope Knives were Northfield, and he did some spearpoint Harness Jacks on the #15 pattern in Northfield trim, as well.

    I have a couple trios I can add to this thread, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow so I can get photos. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
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  20. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    #15's in Tidioute, Northfield and GEC

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    #47's in Tidioute, Northfield and Farm & Field Tool

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