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2019 GEC 93 Ram's Foot and Waynorth Cutlery Real Lambfoot Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    201
    Dec 18, 2018
    I’m not a big fan with the Oily creek but I do agree with a few post that the Oily creek is looking nice with this pattern but I wish there was no shield.
     
  2. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    995
    Jan 5, 2014
    The oily creek will look really good after it is fitted and polished.
     
  3. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Unfortunately as has been proven many times in the past (not just on knife releases), the "one per household" limit is too easy to bypass. As is setting a simple script to check product page changes on websites. It's getting to be more and more of a problem with limited release items that are high in demand. I was hoping it wouldn't come over to the knife world, but with knives becoming more and more popular, it seems it has. I guess our willingness as collectors to pay much more than the release price is a big part of the issue. I've literally been refreshing the GPK page every hour or so of every day starting three days ago a 5:59am and still missed this one, so I guess I'm, just extra salty.

    I've been on a couple lists for a Lambsfoot for quite some time, so maybe I'll get lucky and be able to get one of those. I'm hoping the Oily Creek will be a little more available as I had planned on using it in a giveaway for the Porch. >.<
     
  4. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    922
    Jan 25, 2004
    Nah. Same thing happened with the 82s. A month after, and they're in stock everywhere. You can still get all sorts of GEC knives right off the shelf. Some have been sitting there for a couple of years. Now if you want a knife that's just starting to ship, and you want it right now, yeah, that's a problem. But it's just a feeding frenzy. Some of those folks who bought multiples are going to rethink and the extras will end up on the exchange. It probably won't be all that long. Patience is a virtue.
     
  5. Ajd3530

    Ajd3530

    351
    Jan 20, 2017
    I thought a 5PM drop was extremely odd, 1st off. Second, the nearly 40% price increase over the previous #93s would have been a deal breaker for me, even if they had still been in stock.
     
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  6. Ajd3530

    Ajd3530

    351
    Jan 20, 2017
    Another thing to consider, in reference to the #93s going so quickly, is that these are the first medium sized single blade jack knives GEC has produced in a desirable pattern (arguably GEC's most popular configuration) since the #85s in November.

    The #97s and #21s were considered too large by some folks, and the #06s, while extremely nice, too small by others. And it seems the #12s just aren't a crazy popular pattern. Sat on shelves forever on the first run years ago, and this run isn't selling quickly either. I mean when's the last time you've seen GEC camel bone anything last longer than a day or two?
     
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  7. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

    41
    Apr 30, 2019
    I agree 100 percent with those that say they refuse to pay the scalpers. Only way to stop the leeches on the knife community is to stop buying from them.
     
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  8. gaj999

    gaj999 Basic Member Basic Member

    922
    Jan 25, 2004
    And it's a swayback ... something new and different.
     
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  9. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Basic Member Basic Member

    68
    Aug 21, 2018
    Ok, thanks for the info. I can wait. I guess I just didn't realize the demand was this high. There isn't really an explanation anywhere that says "now by the way, this not-insanely-expensive pocket knife using one of the most commonly available synthetic handle materials and one of the most commonly used knife steels will only be available for purchase for two minutes on a random Wednesday in mid-June."
     
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  10. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    238
    May 7, 2016
    LOL...Crazy!
     
  11. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    243
    Aug 9, 2018
    What you see is the breakout from punching the blade blanks...… In other words where the blade shears or fractures from the parent material...….. A normal result from punching parts...
     
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  12. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Gold Member Gold Member

    448
    Sep 15, 1999
    Not for nothing....but I actually prefer the natural micarta with bar and plain, clean blade vs the black with shield and etching.
     
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  13. Dschal

    Dschal Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2016
    My natural canvas micarta came today, and I’m going to apply it to my rhubarb tomorrow! It won’t be pristine very long.
     
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  14. bbk357

    bbk357 Gold Member Gold Member

    580
    Mar 12, 2018

    I don’t think it’s the black micarta holding a premium. I bet the exclusiveness of it was the main factor. For me it was the shield- not the micarta. I love micarta. I prob love natural canvas more than black, but I have found that I have never kept a GEC with a rolling pin/hot dog shield.

    I truly don’t think bots or spammers were involved. This was a run of 101 knives. I struggle getting Northwoods and there are usually hundreds of them.
     
  15. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    That royal blue is looking pretty good...I'm going to have a really, really hard time resisting.
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  16. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    That Royal Blue does look nice, Darren. Very tempting.
     
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  17. stevekolt

    stevekolt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
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  18. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I think scalpers are in one of the lower levels of Dante's Inferno.
     
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  19. Leebotheblue

    Leebotheblue Gold Member Gold Member

    84
    Feb 3, 2007
    Yeah, the "Hotdogs", as I call the natural micarta 93, are going through the roof on Ebay, almost double. Sad part is they'll continue to do it as long as people buy them. I don't even want to see what the Waynorth knives will go for. Hope to snag a OTC royal blue camel bone. If not, my mail call of natural tones that arrived today will have to do. IMG_2844.jpg
     
  20. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

    41
    Apr 30, 2019
    Are the Northfield runs typically the same production numbers as the tidioute runs? I feel like I had plenty of opportunities to get a natural canvas Rams foot if I really wanted one but wanted to hold out for a ramsfoot with the long pull. And the SFOs forgettaboutit
     
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