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

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

  1. drop_point_hero

    drop_point_hero Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 10, 2018
    I have one reserved as well. It's way bigger than I would normally use or carry but I'm so curious about the Coke bottle shape and how it fits in hand.
     
  2. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 30, 2018
    The 97s are looking great. Im going to try and keep it to an ebony and smooth yellow bone. The stags have a lot of potential, but I would have to see what I'm ordering. Blind draw on stags is just to risky.
     
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  3. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    wow, the 97s in maroon micarta look great!

    blade has a nice shape, finish looks very refined
     
  4. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Great looking knife, it has me interested... until I remember how BIG it is!!!
    If I was at all into big knives, I would snatch one up in a second.
     
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  5. Marneaus

    Marneaus

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    Mar 31, 2014
    I love the feeling I’m hand. I have big hands so I don’t think 4 3/4” is too big considering I carry this 5 3/16” coke bottle. The swell fits perfectly between my fingers
     

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  6. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    this entire thread should be retitled "thats what she said"
     
  7. drop_point_hero

    drop_point_hero Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 10, 2018
    Cool, thanks for sharing. Wow that's a big coke bottle indeed!
     
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  8. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I’m curious to see how the pull will be rated on these big boys. Lots of leverage to work with, hopefully they aren’t too light.
     
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  9. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I am curious as well. One of my biggest complaints about the 43s (other than blade rap) is that the pulls were considerably lighter than I would want or expect on a larger slipjoint.
     
  10. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2018
    I hope the pull is not light either but also don't want a nail breaker, my fingers are not like they use to be.
     
  11. JOELSM

    JOELSM Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    Looking forward to seeing pics of this beast in the wild. Really looking forward to seeing the NF in Ebony. And I don’t care what anybody else says - I dig the look of the double nail pull. :p
     
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  12. Ajd3530

    Ajd3530

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    Jan 20, 2017
    I hope they surprise us and make at least some of the ebonys with a satin finish.
     
  13. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2018
    I never had a knife with a double nail pull, I like it also, change is good and can’t wait to get it
     
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  14. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    For all the detractors on this site, the double pulls seem to command a premium on the secondary market.
     
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  15. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 17, 2015
    I'm excited to get my hands on the maroon linen micarta... I picked up a Bull Buster recently, and I think I'm getting into these bigger traditionals! If the pull is anything like the Bull Buster I'll be a happy camper.
     
  16. Ajd3530

    Ajd3530

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    Jan 20, 2017
    Personally, I felt the pull of the recent run of #21s was too light for the size of blade.
     
  17. Ajd3530

    Ajd3530

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    Jan 20, 2017
    True, but basic economics says that is because supply of double pulls are very small.

    How many double pull knifes had GEC produced over the years? Severel hundred? Maybe a 1000+? Well the market will be inundated with anywhere between 2400-2800 of these Northfields with double pulls within the next month. I expect the secondary prices of older double pulls to take a small hit, and I expect the secondary prices of the #97 (stag not withstanding) to be below retail for quite a while.
     
  18. rdg

    rdg

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    Oct 30, 2002
    Thank you for posting pictures of these in the manufacturing process. I really love seeing them as they go through.
    Bob
     
  19. JOELSM

    JOELSM Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    Is this jigged Ebony?

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  20. Ajd3530

    Ajd3530

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    Jan 20, 2017
    Jigged cherry. Once it's fitted and polished, you will recognize it.
     
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