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Early Reserve Notifications

Short version: We are moving off the “Remind” notification system due to expense.  Thus, we are developing an app for iOS / Android that will serve the same purpose.  Check back here for information around the end of July.  Or if you want us to send you an email explaining the final solution(s); just submit

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Latest News and Information

7/16: No More Credit Cards from Re-Shipping Customers Due to increased fraud via international re-shipping customers; if we do not have an extensive history with you – we will cancel any orders paid by credit card.  You can use Paypal or Bitcoin.  It is just too easy for international crooks to purchase with stolen credit

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GEC Allocation and Delivery Explained

Background: Over the last several years, Great Eastern Cutlery has become quite popular. Maybe not on the grand scheme of knife production; but for a small Titusville factory with around 30 employees. For the first several years only the smaller retailers sold GEC knives. I don’t know if the big boys didn’t have faith or

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Knife Pull Rating Goes (Somewhat) Scientific

In a somewhat obsessive fashion, I try to provide as much information in the description area as possible.  Having said that, I will admit that I am lazy, thus will never get around to fixing all the products that pre-date any one of my “enhancements”.  The latest tidbit of information that has bothered me is

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Early Reserves – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The general “why” of the Early Reservation System (ERS) has been discussed previously.  But I would like to take a few minutes to talk about some of the underlying policies and functions of the ERS.  If you do not actually wonder how the system works or have questions about how it makes decisions – this

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Knife Follies: Lotteries, Drops, and Early Reserves

For some reason there is a recent phenomenon in the knife market of mad rushes on speculative knife purchases; or as one customer called them – “lolly scrambles”. It is most obvious in my corner of the world on the TC Barlows.  Since each of 9+/- dealers share in a standard SFO run (500 knives),

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Getting International Shipments

One of our most common inquiries is how to order from outside the United States.  We have another blog article about “Why Doesn’t CollectorKnives Ship Internationally?“; and it eludes to the general recommendation of using a re-shipper.  But for the most part it just explains the facts of why we have chosen to cease international

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Frequently Asked Questions

We get some crazy questions, as you can imagine.  But, mostly, we get the same questions on a daily basis.  So we will try and answer some of them here so you don’t have to take the time to call / email. Q: How do Rewards accrue?  How do I use them? A: You can

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