I have recently found a fantastic knife company which I knew nothing about 3 months ago. I collect the new folders like Emerson, Spyderco and Several others, but I have collected Case knives for over 20 years. I like slip joint knives. I became unhappy with the quality of the current Case knives and started to look around. I found GEC, Great Eastern Cutlery, Titusville, PA. I know own 3 and will be buying another with a day or so.
These GEC knives are so well built and the quality is so amazing that I had to talk about them to other knife guys that might not know about them. The other nice part of it all is that they are American made. Check them out. You will not be sorry. I found a Distributer in my own hometown of Waynesville, NC. He is Franks Quality Knives. He carries several brands, but I buy my GEC's from him because of service and he is so easy to work with. Give them a try. Check out their web site.
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Old retired Hillbilly from NC.
Similar to Case in the 70s and early 80s
Here’s a good link to browse some of their stuff
I quit school in elementary because of recess.......too many games
I have a few Northwood's Knives, which are made by GEC. They do make some very nice stuff and their quality is great!
(link to pics of my recent aquisition)
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Queen Cutlery knives are/were also produced in Titusville, PA. Were they part of GEC?
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." George Washington.
No. Queen and Schatt & Morgan were another company, but they closed their doors a couple years ago.
Great Eastern Cutlery is a company that bought up the Tidioute, Un-X-Ld, and Northfield knife companies in Titusville, several years ago. They make quality knives, but their production runs are kind of small compared to Case knives, because they're making knives on the original (for the most part) machinery. Dealers quickly run out of popular models & then customers have to wait until the company gets around to making another run.
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I now have the GEC addiction, 8 in one month!
Dan, this sentence caught my eye when i first read it. As a Case collector, do you have any of their knives with the stabilized wood scales? My reason for asking is that my next door neighbor and another good friend produce and supply most (all?) of the product to Case. I've helped make some of it.
I think at one time they were.
Sorry, I do not
Link for you guys -some history about Great Eastern and more knife manufacturers.
Helping ur addiction.
A bit of an update on my post about GEC knives. As of today I have 9 of these great quality knives. I got my 9th one today. It is a model 97 and I am so impressed in the quality and style of this fine pocket knife. It is large and fits the hand so well. All of the GEC knives I have are carbon steel and they have all been sharpened and they take an edge so well.
I highly recommend the Great Eastern Cutlery knives to anyone who likes folding old style knives. I get mine from a distributer in NC. He is Frank at Frank's Classic Knives, and he carries a full like of GEC plus some other brands and Custom knives. He does a good job in getting the knives to me. I hope to collect a lot of these knives to leave for my sons and Grandchildren some day.
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I’m liking these!!!!!!
I now have 15 of those GEC knives. They continue to put out great old time patterns. My last one was a whittler which I now use to sit on my porch in my rocking chair and make a big stick into a small one. I need to find some soft wood so I might try my hand at carving up something. Again to all my knife brothers out there. Try a Great Eastern Cutlery knife. You will like them.
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I believe that I have met your neighbors and bought some of their stabilized wood at the Blade Show the past couple of years. They do a great job.
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