Never enough pictures keep them coming. Ebony looks deep black and even, real nice looking knife and I’m not a big fan of ebony because of the quality but wow every Ebony pic looks great. I couldn’t take it any more and paid a premium to get one, can’t wait to get it.Okay, I know I know, never enough pictures. I get it.
It feels the exact same as the darker buffalo slips I have received in the past. It might just be a different treatment that gives the different color. All my knives ride in custom carry slips. I don't use the ones KSF or any other vendor sends me so it really doesn't bother me one way or the other.The new slip that KSF is sending out with the knives looks like a step down in quality from the past, judging from that picture.
This beautiful Cocobolo #93 arrived today. The mark and pile sides are very similar with the grain sweeping in the same direction as the handle. F&F is perfect with phenomenal walk and talk. Just a really cool knife.
On a side note...I find it humorous and enjoyable to go back to the beginning of a thread like this and see how everyone's opinion evolves over time
There is the production announcement phase where you have a little "ooh!" but mostly "meh" and "yay my wallet gets a break this run".
Then comes the production phase along with photos and you get a few more "hmm" or "doesnt look too bad will see what it looks like when they are finished" and fewer "meh".
Next is the post-production phase and panic starts to set in with all the "where do I get one!" or "I missed the reserve!".
Finally, the drop phase where folks buy and acquire knives from the run. At this point, a lot of the "meh" is converted into "I scored!" and life is glorious
One point that really stands out to me on this run is the uniqueness of the kick. Large, long and flat. I don't remember seeing another gec with this style kick. It looks really clean and refined if you will. That in combination with some of the best and most unique jigging I've seen from gec, and all the new/different tang stamps, makes this a real pearl.
Thanks, Charlie. And thank you Sabercat!!!!
Just paid for my cocobolo ramsfoot from CK. Retail price on these is pretty great. Not used to sub-$100 price tags on GECs, been a while since I bought one new for that.