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

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

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I might have actually been interested in the #97 if it was a liner lock.
     
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  2. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    i am hoping for a Templar version!
     
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  3. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
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    Oooooooo
     
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  4. Sidehill Gouger

    Sidehill Gouger

    Dec 29, 2007
    Did anyone mention this is the Oregon Knife Collector show knife for 2019? It is jigged bone.
     
  5. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    The micarta looks really nice, but the giant hot dog ruins it for me
     
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  6. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    How long have these been known?????:eek:
    Templars.jpg
     
  7. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    They were a surprise late this afternoon.
     
  8. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was driving in a rain storm when I got the pre-alert for pre-ordering. I just about had a wreck navigating by phone and looking for a place to pull over. Everything went smooth... logged on with no problem... hit submit... ...........................STAND BY........... But hey "stand by" is better than nothing. :D
    I will have these knives. I will persevere. Watch... and ... learn.... :D
     
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  9. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    I really like the Templars. They have always been offered in just acrylic. They would be gorgeous in ebony or Desert Ironwood.
     
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  10. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Not to worry. Everyone is on standby.
     
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  11. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    ...aahhhhhhh..... and.... rest. :cool: thanks Alan
     
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  12. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    The answer to any question that starts with "Am I the only one..." online is: no. I'm sure there are a good number of people who would like to see this with a liner lock.

    But I am not one of them :p
     
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  13. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Ebony 97 Templar would be so cool. ironwood even better.
     
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  14. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    So in the preproduction drawing for the #97, it certainly looked (to me, at least) like the blade might have a bit of recurve.

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    Now I'm looking at the production photos, and I have to say, it's tough to tell if that's the case or not. It looks like there might be a bit of recurve, but if there is, it seems like it's very slight.

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    Thoughts?
     
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  15. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    thats not the blade shape i signed up for!

    must have slicey recurve
     
  16. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Maybe they’re preventing blade rap, lol.
     
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  17. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    I keep looking at those production pictures, and I think it does have a very slight recurve, but it's so subtle it's hard to tell for sure.

    Personally, I'm still on the fence about these, and a recurve blade will probably make it a no-go for me, mostly because I don't currently own any sharpening apparatuses (apparati?) that could be used for sharpening a recurve.
     
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  18. Old Engineer

    Old Engineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    I guess that I do not understand what you mean by " recurve " . The straight section of the blade is not parallel with the spine if that is what you mean . I will use what I call a diamond stick to sharpen mine with . Should be no problem at all .
    Harry
     
  19. rbeggs

    rbeggs Gold Member Gold Member

    660
    Nov 8, 2013
    I see it as the belly of the blade is lower than the straight edge as related to the Overall level of the knife itself
     
  20. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    A recurve would mean that the "straight" section of the blade is not, in fact, straight, but actually has a slight concave curve to it. Like a pruner, it could sharpened on any sort of rod system, but not on a flat stone (at least not in any way that I'm aware of). I'm looking for an example on a traditional blade that could be shared here (it's easy to find modern knives with a recurve, traditional's a bit tougher). I'll add an example if I can find one.
     
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