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"White Owl"... 3.5" Equal End... from GEC

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by supratentorial, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. supratentorial


    Dec 19, 2006
    On GEC's "What's Happening" page, I noticed this photo..


    Is that the #53 Cigar and a REALLY big quarter? After some complex calculations...


    It seems as though it's a 3.5" equal ender. The photo is named "white owl". :confused: I'm hoping for a cattle knife.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
  2. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    This will bear watching on my part. My first knife was an old carbon steel bladed equal end jack that Dad let me adopt out of the tool drawer some 50 years ago. Lost it as a teenager. I've kind of had a yen to find something like it.
  3. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I think I'm gonna like these too.

    One of the dealer websites states that there will be Spear/Pen and Clip/Pen versions. No three bladers for now. :(
  4. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    That is some mighty fine ciphering there...

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say, even though they always do different variations later, this knife will start with a single backspring.
  5. Jayphog

    Jayphog Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    Here is a picture of the red buffalo horn and cocobolo handle material they will be using for some of the knives. I think this will be one to watch.

  6. biglmbass


    Jan 26, 2005
    I do hope you're right about the single spring, Mike.
  7. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Right up my alley.:thumbup:

    Is that Red Buffalo Horn going to be used on these White Owls? :eek: If so, I need one!
  8. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    SO DO I!! Could be an Ultimate Knife....yeah nothing wrong with wild enthusiasm:D:D

    The Red Buff Horn looks wonderful but I'm wary of horn handles(apart from Ram's) shrinking and peeling back.
  9. kreole


    Jul 23, 2009
    They list a ton of handle materials for the pattern--but no horn--here http://greateasterncutlery.net/blog/information/2011-production-schedule/

    They don't have horn listed anywhere in the production schedule, though, so maybe it's an oversight. They also don't have Northfield version w/clip listed, so maybe it'll show up there (although they have two sections of Northfield w/spear, so the list maybe has a typo).
  10. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Knifeswapper lists Red Horn. also mentioned is Dead Skunk, that interests me a lot (in the right proportions)
  11. supratentorial


    Dec 19, 2006
    An equal end pen. WHO WHO WHO would have guessed. :p I like the 3.5" length. I'm still hoping that they do a #68 junior cattle knife sometime down the road.
  12. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Me too, Jake. Keeping my fingers crossed.
  13. Arathol


    Jan 1, 2003
    I don't think so. More like an equal end jack, two springs, both blades on the same end, just like the Camillus 23 pattern only smaller.

  14. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    Horn is pretty stable if you let it cure before putting it on. Many times when you see horn that has shrunk, it was put on green. GEC did have some of their early stuff move a little, but haven't noticed it lately. Nothing moves as bad as green rams horn in my experience.

    Something like the Burk Cattleman - that would be sweet!! Oversized blades in an equal end frame....
  15. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004

    Here is what is known: 3 7/16" cigar frame, single backspring, spear/pen & clip/pen blade combos. So that really doesn't leave much to the imagination, but they asked that we not say any more than that. But it will be out in a day or two.

    They have made two different mid-3" jacks with spear / pen this year. And although they may make one later on this frame, not this round.
  16. FLymon

    FLymon Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    I hope they remind me of White Owl cigars when I see the price! ;)
  17. thejamppa


    Aug 20, 2009
    Hmm, will be a nice pattern. I hope they make some of those in copper-toned jigged bone like few of their knives. Such beautiful color.
  18. rprocter

    rprocter Banned BANNED

    Jan 19, 2007
    This knife is too large and robust to be classified as a Pen knife. It is a Double-End Jack.
  19. supratentorial


    Dec 19, 2006
    You're right, Roland. ......unless that's a REALLY small quarter in the "white owl" photo. :)

    It's always a HOOT ;) to see a new pattern for GEC.
  20. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004

    Looks like they are making their way thru the line; this is a factory photo...

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