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Verifying Cutting Analytics

Remember the day when you sharpened your knife, shaved a few arm hairs, then put it work.  After a couple weeks you knew whether the knife was going to suit you or not.  Well, these days premium steels are coming at premium prices; and it is good to have those numbers independently verified in a

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Latest News and Information

9/9:  Early Reserve get a new notification system We have introduced a new instantaneous and simultaneous notification system for when new items are added to the Early Reserve system.  It is explained in the ERS system itself. 7/16: No More Credit Cards from Re-Shipping Customers Due to increased fraud via international re-shipping customers; if we

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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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“New Product” Notification System

Well, come to find out, it is not easy to communicate with customers instantaneously and simultaneously.  And if you think about how often I send newsletters, you will realize I am not really a communicator to start. If you want to know how we got here and other boring stuff, continue reading.  If you just

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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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