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...And a large Coke. GEC 97 Thread!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Stropping Young Lad, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Look at the center button..............
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  2. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    So the Allegheny Mountain Knife Collectors Association was originally going to be smooth yellow bone with Northfield trim and our bear shield. Then I was told that GEC was making Jigged yellow bone and that we could choose that instead. I was excited by that because afaik they haven't done Jigged yellow, but I was concerned that the source from the club was mistaken and that they meant Autumn Gold Jigged Bone, which I assumed would be Tidioute and much less rare and interesting. However, the source at the club confirmed it was yellow. But I emailed Chris and it looks like it is in Autumn Gold Jigged Bone with Northfield trim.

    They probably saw the recent posts on here about buttons...

    GEC keeps us on our feet! What an interesting surprise.
  3. Magizm7

    Magizm7 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2017
    What is an 040119?

    Of course, doh!
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2019
  4. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Well, an 04 doesn't exist (yet?) but it's an 04 pattern with a single warncliffe blade made in 2019. But the pin says "lirpaloof jack" and lirpaloof is an anagram of april fool...... so...
  5. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Wow, LHS, good catch. I didnt see that!

    GEC is having too much fun and needs to get to work on the 12s and 86s..........
  6. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    And as Darren (username here forgotten) pointed out of facebook... 040119 is the date of april fools day this year!
  7. boykinlp

    boykinlp Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Does the Buffalo head in the background mean there will be a Buffalo Horn #97 coming soon? I didn't think they were doing Buffalo Horn anymore. I, personally hope they do though!

    Maybe that is also part of the April Fool stuff.:(
  8. Nature Boy

    Nature Boy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2016
    Maybe. But have done buffalo BONE recently on the 85s.
  9. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    Not sure they would go back to buffalo bone so quick with the problems they had with it on the recent 85 run. I would love to see it though. Frontier dyed buffalo bone would look great on the 97 frame.
  10. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    I can assure you it is not a buffalo horn or bone hint.
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  11. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    Just grasping at thin air here, but possibly a run of single blades #44s? Idk.
  12. GE Jr

    GE Jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Not sure why they're moving a piano into Assembly, but maybe there's gonna be a stag party and everyone gets Buffalo Wings and a Coke! :thumbsup::cool:

    Or maybe it's knife related...:oops:
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  13. NSBchef


    Apr 5, 2003
    Ebony piano keys? Or maybe they’re having Harry Connick Jr. In to sing and play the piano while they assemble?:D
  14. draggat

    draggat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Cripple Creek SFO!!;)
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  15. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    I am guessing it is the first GEC covered in buffalo hide, with hair on.

    A little fluffy in the pocket, but so warm to hold.
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  16. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    Was the buffalo bone on the 85 actual bone from Buffalo (or Bison?) or is it bovine just named "Buffalo" due to its treatment/coloring. Sorry, I know it's a bit of a tangent.
  17. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
  18. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2018
    The Gabon Ebony Northfield and probably the other two 97s will be in a class of it's own. I'm not sure of the correct term for this bolster, does anybody know but check out the upper and lower thread. It looks great on this big knife and I think it makes the 97 appear smaller, nice touch GEC. My opinion, this bolster style with the double nick you might not see this configuration any time soon.
  19. wintermute

    wintermute Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    When I saw that bolster, I lost most of my willpower not to buy this knife.
  20. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    The blade, sabre clip with nick and long pull were enough, to make me want this pattern so much so that I have resisted the Tidioute becasue I know I want multiple Northfileds, the bolster though, puts it over the top.

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