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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. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    242
    Sep 30, 2018
    I really like the bear shield, anyone know if Allegheny Mountain Knife Collectors has used the shield before?
     
  2. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    1987 Bob Cargill Cripple Creek made for AMKC IMG_0810.jpeg
     
  3. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Just got the tracking number for my ebony 97 and I'll be away. Oh well, something to look forward to.
     
  4. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    242
    Sep 30, 2018
    Thanks for the info. Did a bit of a search for AMKC, not a lot turns up, but they have put out some great club knives. I do like Bob's shield. Reminded me of the three legged bear Hopi silversmith Lawrence Saufkie used on his pieces.

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  5. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Well there it is! Not sure it would have been my choice of handle material... probably would have preferred the look of ebony, stag, and yellow bone.

    Still, at least it's unique.

    They have used it a lot. GEC just didn't want to use it on the abalone of last year's knife.
     
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  6. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
  7. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    A number of people have talked about light pull and or weak snap on these knives, must say this comes as a surprise. I would think a large knife would be better off with a heavier spring a) You've got more blade to hold on to when opening, plus that forward nail nick which would suggest it's there because of a heavy action. It's cosmetic then. b) You would not want a big blade to close on you with too much ease, frankly dangerous. Sounds like soft pull and snap are more of a lockback type of thing, I suspect this big knife would be better suited to this construction as well.
     
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  8. HEMI 49

    HEMI 49 Gold Member Gold Member

    243
    Aug 9, 2018
  9. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    second 97 in ebony, just as nice as first and very nice wood

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  10. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Received my ebony today, just a gorgeous well made knife, GEC did a great job on this classic pattern.


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  11. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    202
    Dec 18, 2018
    To me getting Gabon Ebony is luck of the draw, I've had black mixed with brown and tan and I prefer true black. Your first 97 sounds nice, I see what you're saying about the color but your second 97 looks real sweet. I got gun shy and haven't pulled the trigger ordering mine yet. Nice pictures.
     
  12. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    The Ebonies are looking good!!:thumbsup:
    Bill is making me a small run of African Blackwoods with my favorite shield!!
    They will probably be the last off the line!!:(

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    I won't know any more until I get back from Oregon!!:rolleyes:
     
  13. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014

    Thats going to be a stunning knife Charlie.
     
  14. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Handsome! :thumbsup:

    It's just the shield which the 2019 Forum Knife should have been given too;)
     
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  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Thanks John and Will!! I agree with everything you'all said!!:D
     
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  16. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    202
    Dec 18, 2018
    97 CC African Blackwood sure did raise my eyebrows, I hope I get in, I've had better luck with true black with this one.
     
  17. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    wish it came with just one pull, the long pull only,

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    Charlie convince Bill to take the nail nick off for your run :D:D:D
     
  18. rockman0

    rockman0 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Got mine today. Beautiful knife, great wood, nice fit and finish. The pull is too light for a big knife. For the price I'm not complaining.
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  19. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    My ebony is in my mailbox 1500 miles from me.
     
  20. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Hey Rob, nice knife, how does the pull compare to your old one? The old one I have has about the same pull as the 97.
     

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