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beavertail 97 downgraded?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by mightyzaa, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. mightyzaa

    mightyzaa Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    wonder why Mike at CK dropped the beaver tail 97 to a seven on his scale. micarta got a 9. just curious. hope he chimes in. I respect his honesty and integrity and the fact that he tells it like it is. can't wait til I get my shipping notice on my beaver tail 97. why does patience go out the window when it comes to knives? darn 57 year old kid.
  2. mightyzaa

    mightyzaa Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    whoops, should have checked his blog. has to do with the action being lighter. thanks again Mike for telling it how you see it. stand-up dealer for sure.
  3. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    even a 7 is a great knife on knifeswappers scale
    waverave likes this.
  4. mightyzaa

    mightyzaa Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    sure is. a nine can be very rare.
  5. knife_fan


    May 1, 2012
    Interesting. You would think GEC would have dialed in the action for all remaining runs of the 97. Curious if the the change was a fluke, or on purpose.
  6. wildmike


    Nov 17, 2007
    I think the maroon linen micarta 97's set the bar really high for the rest of the run.
    I know I sure love mine!
    DelOro likes this.
  7. TX Traditional

    TX Traditional Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2019
    Mike said even the second shipment of micarta 97s wasn’t as good as the first.
    I hope they bring it back up for the jigged bone run. Regardless, he mentions that they might be brought back up to par with a pivot flush and oil which I do on almost everything already.
    Even my super smooth 81s needed it.

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