Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:22 am

I have missed out on all of the 'hot' releases as well. I bet the number who missed out might be greater than the number that scored, so we are not alone. Fortunately i have many fine GEC knives from before their popularity became 'wild'. And many of these earlier knives came with ivory or mammoth and they could be purchased days after arriving at the dealers !
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby Gunstock Jack » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:42 am

Sign up on my subscription page, where I'm trying to develop a method of notifying those who're on it of new stock when it arrives. Most new product has been selling fast, but at least you'll have a fighting chance at scoring. ::doh:: ::tu:: Good luck guys!
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby gsmith7158 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:28 pm

In the photos on the GEC website it looks like the elk has some interesting bark on it, but these pics are probably pre hafting. Hope the can leave a lot of it on there. ::nod::
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:06 pm

With every knife pattern that GEC makes, there are numerous handle options. I would like to see this #99 run include a blade option.
GEC, please do a run of these with a CLIP blade.
In fact why not offer a blade choice with most of the single blade patterns ? The just completed #14 did this with SFO's having a clip blade instead of the regular run spear point blade. Great, now do it for the #99 !
However as GEC manages to quickly sell every knife they make, there is no reason to change anything. Well, there is one reason: to please me ! I am sure other knifers would also be thrilled to have a blade choice.
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:41 pm

Considering the popular patterns are selling out faster, not slower, given GEC's choices as of late (no ivory, no abalone, etc.) I suspect they will continue to do exactly as they've been doing and they will be happily rewarded for it by the people who make sport of the "lolly scramble" with each new release.

I've decided that, short of a few highly-desired patterns which I really want to get my hands on without paying 300% markups, I will be eschewing the scramble from now on and treating GEC as I do any other knife manufacturer.
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:22 pm

Quote Tony: " treating GEC as I do any other knife manufacturer."
Good idea !
Somehow GEC has cast a spell over me. Never before have i bought multiples of the same knife, each having a different handle material. I think informing us in advance of what will be coming, and then releasing only one handle material at a time, has a psychological effect on many of us. It draws us in like family members showing up for Thanksgiving dinner and we want "a little of everything please".
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:05 am

Has anyone gotten a new #99 yet? The wood and bone are out. Sure would like a review of you've gotten one.
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby boykinlp » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:22 am

Happy to get mine in the mail today. It is my first SS GEC. Very nice Elk handles, no play, no scuffs, blade centered, and very sharp. Easy to open.....about a 4.
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby gsmith7158 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:52 am

Very nice Larry! ::tu::
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:51 am

I concur: very attractive knife. Wish it came with blade options: clip, spear point(saber ground !).
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby FarSide » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:50 pm

Great looking Elk on that one Larry. Exciting to see those GEC labels again on the tubes :)

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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:22 pm

I forgot to check the mail last night when I got home and this poor baby had to spend a cold night in the mailbox. :oops: She's warm now though. :D
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby FarSide » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:49 pm

Another nice one Greg.

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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby gsmith7158 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:28 pm

FarSide wrote:Another nice one Greg.

Thanks FarSide! These are really nice as far as a knife build. A very easy pull and a solid no play lock. Another excellent knife from GEC. ::tu::
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Re: Wall Street # 99 in elk horn

Postby m0nk » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:11 am

Glad to hear there's no play at the lockup. I was wondering if this new run of 99s was going to have play like I've heard so many report about GEC lockbacks. Beautiful handles!

+1 on KJ's wish for blade options. I would have had a 99 clip under my Christmas tree this year for sure!

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