GEC #89 Fruit Knife...well, that was a surprise!

Dadpool

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Single-blade spear point, 440C stainless :eek:, with three cheerful-sounding cover options: apples and oranges acrylic, glow acrylic, and Chestnut wood.

Color me very surprised indeed! :D

I've never owned any variation of the #89 pattern. If anyone would like to share pics, let's see them! :thumbsup:
 
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I'm no expert, but I believe that is an understatement! :D I get positively giddy when GEC releases anything in stainless, and twice as giddy when the covers sound this fun.
I know I'm starting to regret going with the chestnut...:eek:
 

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Based on GEC's archive of photos of past variations, I believe this is the first single-bladed #89 they've done. Is that accurate?
 

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Based on GEC's archive of photos of past variations, I believe this is the first single-bladed #89 they've done. Is that accurate?

Could have sworn I’d seen a single blade when looking through those pics, but it looks you’re right. Must have just been blind for a couple of them.
 

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This seems like just the knife to take to the farmers market.

When these were first announced I was not interested, but now I think these will be really great users for market and garden.

These will also make good gifts for non-knife people since they are easy to take care of and very slim and thin. I hope they have good snap.
 

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Single-blade spear point, 440C stainless :eek:, with three cheerful-sounding cover options: apples and oranges acrylic, glow acrylic, and Chestnut wood.

Color me very surprised indeed! :D

I've never owned any variation of the #89 pattern. If anyone would like to share pics, let's see them! :thumbsup:[/QUOTE
Here you go. :)
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I know I'm starting to regret going with the chestnut...:eek:

You're good, chances are fair the orange and apple will have a seam. The glow in the dark somehow doesn't suit the use of this type of knife in my opinion. You picked a good one :thumbsup:
 

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#89 Executive Whittlers
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#89 Riverboat Gamblers (w/clip). One elk is gone, but I also have a red jigged bone.
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The 89 is definitely in my top 5 patterns (along with about 6 other patterns:p). Especially the Gambler w/ clip main.
 
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#89 Executive Whittlers
fJX4LcO.jpg


#89 Riverboat Gamblers (w/clip). One elk is gone, but I also have a red jigged bone.
ZCLJUdG.jpg


The 89 is definitely in my top 5 patterns (along with about 6 other patterns:p). Especially the Gambler w/ clip main.

These always look massive to me, do you have any comparison photos?
 

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#89 Executive Whittlers
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#89 Riverboat Gamblers (w/clip). One elk is gone, but I also have a red jigged bone.
ZCLJUdG.jpg


The 89 is definitely in my top 5 patterns (along with about 6 other patterns:p). Especially the Gambler w/ clip main.

Those Riverboat Gamblers are really neat. As a side note it’s too bad GEC isn’t using the acorn shield on these stainless 89s.
 

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They look like a long knife, but they really aren't- it's mostly that they're slender. Here's an 89 between a 85 and a 62 for comparison.
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Thanks for that. That picture really puts it in perspective. Otherwise, the knife looks almost 97 length.
 
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