As an a fan of acrylic handles I’m pretty disappointed with this trend of visible seams. I don’t think I’ve seen another modern knife company put out acrylic with seams. With the DS I figured it was a fluke and they were using up scraps. Now the 89s appear to be using conjoined pieces. If it’s a cost savings means, I would rather pay more to keep the knife esthetically pleasing.
The apples and oranges is the dead skunk with orange paint on the underside of it so the translucent white shows through as orange.Agree - I won’t be seeking out any GEC acrylics anytime soon....
I, too, have yet to see one without a seam. AND I'VE BEEN ACTIVELY LOOKING. I found one that was really close, but a seam snuck in on the very edge!I’m not quite there yet. I still want an 89 apples and oranges acrylic, but dread the seam. A GEC employee responded to a Facebook comment and told me that’s how the sheets are now and not every knife has the seams. I let it drop, but I have yet to see an 85 DS without a seam, including GEC production photos. If anyone has one, please post a picture. This ends my acrylic rant.
I think it may be insulting to previous batches of Dead Skunk Acrylic to call these 2021 acrylic 85s by the same name. I think we should come up with an unofficial new name to differentiate.Yeah...ditto.
I, too, have yet to see one without a seam. AND I'VE BEEN ACTIVELY LOOKING. I found one that was really close, but a seam snuck in on the very edge!
I like acrylic more than the average GEC buyer, but if I know I'm going to get a seam, I'd be inclined to just pass.
BUT.....this is one advantage to the 89! Does GEC make a slimmer knife?? Haha. Bill is a clever one. Turn it into a different acrylic with something underneath that's orange and put it on a very slim pattern where.....in theory, we could see a healthy number sans seam!
Are your blades satin finished? They kinda look like they might be in the picture, if so that would be another difference from the standard Northfield. I really like the houndstooth shield on yours over the in-x-ld on the standard ones.
I’m sure you noticed that those knives that are assembled with blades stamped with a previous year are marked by the red font.
I know what it is!I randomly found this 2017 trade post with an interesting pattern. Does anyone know what # pattern for the jigged brown serpentine UN-X-LD on the right, fifth down, below the TC Barlow?
I would think the solid color acrylics would be safe? I'd hate to see a seam on a glow-in-the-dark handle.