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

Sharps

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that was my plan, but If this is common I didn't want to waste there time, or mine. The couple videos I've seen the finish seemed quite nicely done.
 

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Besides the very light etch and the overall poor finish, the area I've outlined has a milky/cloudy surface that is a fairly stark contrast to the rest of the blade.


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Before I got active here I had been captivated by Great Eastern Cutlery knives, about a year ago. I have bought and sold a few and have a very modest collection, nearly all users. When I learned about the 97s and saw a photo of a Yellow Rose, I ordered one immediately. After it came, I grabbed a Northfield Gabon Ebony just because I was so impressed with the quality of the Yellow Rose. They are both superlative examples of Great Eastern Cutlery quality.

I think the pull and action on mine are fine. I am very cautious with how I use a knife, preferring to remain within the design parameters even with a locking blade. I won’t be dressing deer or stabbing anything with my 97s. I suspect the lighter pull is a traditional characteristic anyway and likely also due to the long spring.

I have carried my 97s in my pocket with no issues. Kind of forget it is there after a while. I did order a GEC large belt sheath for those times I have too many other knives and vitally important gear :)stuffed in my pockets.

It has been very interesting and informative to read through this thread. I appreciate all of the information and critiques available. Makes me a more knowledgeable knife nut.
 

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20190705_094220-01.jpeg Thought I had missed out on the Waynorth Version when low and behold a dealer listed a couple singles and I was able to grab one of them. It's just wonderful and the pull is just fine in my opinion for a knife this size. The Shield is perfect and I'm just tickled all around to have it. Thanks GEC and Charlie @waynorth for this version. :)
 

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Is that symetrical jigging with symetrical Indian Trails? Indian Trails, more like I-70 from St. Louis to KC.......:rolleyes:
 

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You will find that, like cocobolo, african blackwood often darkens significantly over time. If it gets regular carry and use, in a few years it may well be as black as the ebony. And really high quality african blackwood that is pitch black often has a purplish cast.
lambertiana, you sound very knowledgeable about knife scales, does oak stain very easily and darken with use over time. I have a knife with oak scales that seems to stain with use and carry.
 

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lambertiana, you sound very knowledgeable about knife scales, does oak stain very easily and darken with use over time. I have a knife with oak scales that seems to stain with use and carry.

I don't have any personal experience with oak so I can't say for sure. Since oak has large open grain and no significant natural oils, I would imagine that it would pick up stains and darken quite easily. If it is stabilized it would probably not do this.
 

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I don't have any personal experience with oak so I can't say for sure. Since oak has large open grain and no significant natural oils, I would imagine that it would pick up stains and darken quite easily. If it is stabilized it would probably not do this.
Thanks very much.:thumbsup:. Have a good week.
 

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My first 97,hopefully not my last;) I have been admiring all the 97's posted here and elsewhere. I like the looks of the full flat grind a bit better than the saber, so when this came up on the exchange I was like o_O. To be honest though even though it was a good deal IMO, I hesitated because my truck needed attention. Turns out it wasn't as bad as I thought and a 37 dollar pitman arm and couple hours of doing the work myself saved some coin. Then I thought "Its probably been snatched up by now, GEC usually doesn't set long on the exchange" but I told myself if it was still available it was meant to be mine. Well thanks to everyone who passed up this one:p it was meant for me anyways ;)
Also thanks to black mamba black mamba , one, for putting it up for sale,and two, for making the deal easy and smooth, and was willing to wait until I had the funds tranfered to the prepaid card I use. Top notch experience :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 
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My first 97,hopefully not my last;) I have been admiring all the 97's posted here and elsewhere. I like the looks of the full flat grind a bit better than the saber, so when this came up on the exchange I was like o_O. To be honest though even though it was a good deal IMO, I hesitated because my truck needed attention. Turns out it was as bad as i thought and a 37 dollar pitman arm and couple hours of doing the work myself saved some coin. Then I thought "Its probably been snatched up by now, GEC usually doesn't set long on the exchange" but I told myself if it was still available it was meant to be mine. Well thanks to everyone who passed up this one:p it was meant for me anyways ;)
Also thanks to black mamba black mamba , one, for putting it up for sale,and two, for making the deal easy and smooth, and was willing to wait until I had the funds tranfered to the prepaid card I use. Top notch experience :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Nice get.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 
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