#12 Small Toothpick

GEC specializes in highly collectable and premium quality usable pocket knives. The company's USA manufactured knives have quickly proven to be a big hit with both collectors and users who seek quality American craftsmanship.
User avatar
Railsplitter
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 1587
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:43 pm

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Railsplitter » Wed May 22, 2019 9:00 pm

Onearmbladejunkie wrote:Not happy about the Northfield #12 copper-head pony cut/propeller shield knife. The bone color on this knife is too close to the SFO DLT Trading knife. I have this Northfield on pre-order . I will pop it with blue leather die. It will make a great USAF knife in Navy blue bone with the propeller shield. IMG_8407.jpg

The Copperhead Pony Cut is the only #12 I'm getting from this run and I like what I see so far.
Rick T.
My Uncle owns a Red Barchetta.

User avatar
m0nk
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:31 am
Location: Central Texas

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by m0nk » Thu May 23, 2019 1:18 am

That copperhead bone is looking really good, it'll be fun to see how it turns out, meaning several different actual customer pics posted here. A week or two ago the What's Happening pics showed a box full of what looked like #1 full clip blades; the caption said they were for #12 Northfields. But the pic is gone now. Anyone else know anything about the possibility of #1 clips instead of muskrat clips in the #12 NF copperheads?

Modern Slip Joints
Posts: 195
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:15 am

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Modern Slip Joints » Thu May 23, 2019 3:14 am

m0nk wrote: [...] Anyone else know anything about the possibility of #1 clips instead of muskrat clips in the #12 NF copperheads?
I do not know what GEC is up to. I can only repeat that my older #12 Northfield has a sabre ground clip blade. In other patterns #1 clip blades have a similar shape so making Northfields with full clip blades would be consistent with what they've done in the past. Is it possible that you over looked a sabre grind in the blades you saw?

User avatar
Railsplitter
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 1587
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:43 pm

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Railsplitter » Thu May 23, 2019 8:35 am

m0nk wrote:That copperhead bone is looking really good, it'll be fun to see how it turns out, meaning several different actual customer pics posted here. A week or two ago the What's Happening pics showed a box full of what looked like #1 full clip blades; the caption said they were for #12 Northfields. But the pic is gone now. Anyone else know anything about the possibility of #1 clips instead of muskrat clips in the #12 NF copperheads?
I remember that picture and I'm waiting patiently to see which blade these have. The Clip blades in that pic were like these if I remember correctly.
Attachments
121111-primitive-bone1.jpg
Rick T.
My Uncle owns a Red Barchetta.

Modern Slip Joints
Posts: 195
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:15 am

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Modern Slip Joints » Thu May 23, 2019 8:52 am

A Toothpick with the #1 clip in that 2011 knife would be tempting. In addition to being my favorite clip blade it would give me a #12 with each of the three clip styles. They could make it even more tempting by adding a second blade.

User avatar
m0nk
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:31 am
Location: Central Texas

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by m0nk » Thu May 23, 2019 11:07 am

Modern Slip Joints wrote: Is it possible that you over looked a sabre grind in the blades you saw?
I don't think it was a sabre grind, I would have remembered that. But they did have long pulls like the pic that Rick posted. However, they didn't have the swedges cut into them yet, which at the time made me wonder if there would not be swedges.

So my Father's Day gift snuck out of the tube for this brief, unauthorized, photo op. Here's the "Dark Chestnut Bone" SFO posing next to a #48 Improved Trapper. The muskrat clip blades are nearly identical in length, but I thought the #12 blade is just a little thicker stock than the 48 muskrat blade. Anybody have calipers who can verify this? The #12 handle is overall thinner than my 48 two-blade, as expected, and the good ergonomics of the handle make up for the strange looks. This is going to make a nice gentleman's folder, starting next month.
compare.12.48.jpg
- Lee

User avatar
Sharpnshinyknives
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 1997
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:32 am
Location: Indiana
Contact:

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Thu May 23, 2019 7:52 pm

This one came from Frank’s Classic Knives. I’m liking this one just as much as the aqua camel bone. It’s very well done.
SSk
Attachments
IMG_0287.jpeg
IMG_0288.jpeg
IMG_0289.jpeg
SSk Mark “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan

kootenay joe
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 8989
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:36 pm

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by kootenay joe » Thu May 23, 2019 8:53 pm

The picture above of the 2011 toothpick looks to have a saber grind.
kj

User avatar
gsmith7158
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 7972
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:25 pm
Location: Marietta, Ga. 35% of the time

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat May 25, 2019 4:23 am

Some of the stag on these looks pretty sweet . I hope I can nab a slim one ::nod::
Attachments
IMG_8356.jpg
IMG_8357.jpg
------------------

Greg

IF YOU AIN'T BUYING OR LOOKING AT A KNIFE THEN YOU AIN'T LIVING.
Always looking to buy good quality Empire knives.

PROUD MEMBER AAPK, NRA.

kootenay joe
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 8989
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:36 pm

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by kootenay joe » Sat May 25, 2019 1:01 pm

Greg, those pics show bolster to bolster exterior stag surface. Will they remain this way ? or do they now get sanded down to ensure perfect height alignment with bolsters/caps ?
kj

User avatar
gsmith7158
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 7972
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:25 pm
Location: Marietta, Ga. 35% of the time

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat May 25, 2019 1:24 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Greg, those pics show bolster to bolster exterior stag surface. Will they remain this way ? or do they now get sanded down to ensure perfect height alignment with bolsters/caps ?
kj
Those look to be in the pre-hafting stage Roland but the slabs seem to be very slim so maybe there will be some really nice ones in this batch.
------------------

Greg

IF YOU AIN'T BUYING OR LOOKING AT A KNIFE THEN YOU AIN'T LIVING.
Always looking to buy good quality Empire knives.

PROUD MEMBER AAPK, NRA.

kootenay joe
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 8989
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:36 pm

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by kootenay joe » Wed May 29, 2019 3:44 am

How soon will the stag #12's be sent to dealers ?
kj

Onearmbladejunkie
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 332
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Contact:

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:50 am

I just bought a Northfield Sambar Stag toothpick from KnivesShipFree . 50 knives were listed. I bought the first one. My Sambar Toothpick is smooth , colorful , and Phat. I just counted 8 of 50 left. These are selling like hotcakes ! The knife Connection had a bunch and they have one left. "Buy American or Starve !" You snooze ! You lose !
gec-12-stag-34__54191.1559336067.220.290.jpg
gec-12-stag-34__54191.1559336067.220.290.jpg (13.31 KiB) Viewed 438 times

Onearmbladejunkie
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 332
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Contact:

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:00 am

Traditional Pocket Knives has 15 of 25 Sambar Toothpick knives left.

Onearmbladejunkie
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 332
Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Contact:

Re: #12 Small Toothpick

Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:04 am

TSA Knives has two Sambar toothpick knives left.

Post Reply

Return to “Great Eastern Cutlery (GEC) Collector's Forum”