GEC # 97

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Re: GEC # 97

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:06 am

Here are my four GEC #97 Allegheny Hunter knives. Very nicely made & finished knives. Thank you to all the GEC workers who put their energy and dedication into these.
Couple of comments. The Tidioute Maroon Linen Micarta is darker than i expected. Looks black in most light situations. I would have preferred a Linen Burgandy Micarta to differentiate more from the ebony knife.
The Yellow Rose has zero closing snap. I hope flushing the joint will help bring some snap. Has anyone else received a similar Yellow Rose 97 ?
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Re: GEC # 97

Postby JohnR » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:29 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Here are my four GEC #97 Allegheny Hunter knives. Very nicely made & finished knives. Thank you to all the GEC workers who put their energy and dedication into these.
Couple of comments. The Tidioute Maroon Linen Micarta is darker than i expected. Looks black in most light situations. I would have preferred a Linen Burgandy Micarta to differentiate more from the ebony knife.
The Yellow Rose has zero closing snap. I hope flushing the joint will help bring some snap. Has anyone else received a similar Yellow Rose 97 ?
kj



Roland, my 97 cherry knife was like that but flushing the joint fixed it right up, lot of black gunk came out.

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Re: GEC # 97

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:57 pm

I just flushed the Yellow rose joint with WD40. Nothing came out. When i dried the liners there was a very slight gray on the cloth, likely a tiny amount of polishing dust. I oiled the joint. No change.
No snap to half stop, either way; no snap to open. Snaps to closed weakly after manually closing to 90%+ of being closed.
I have emailed dealer asking if i can return it.
Very rare for me to return a knife.
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Edit to ask: after a thorough flush with WD40 is there any point to hauling out the compressor and blasting air into the joint ?

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Re: GEC # 97

Postby JohnR » Wed May 01, 2019 11:21 pm

Lucked in to one of Charlie's SFO's, beautiful knife, love the big shield. Get well soon Charlie!
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Re: GEC # 97

Postby Doc B » Wed May 01, 2019 11:30 pm

JohnR wrote:Lucked in to one of Charlie's SFO's, beautiful knife, love the big shield. Get well soon Charlie!

Gorgeous knife! Love the shield and how they straightened out the edge. I'd have bought that one...but the other 97's didn't do it for me.
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Re: GEC # 97

Postby peanut740 » Thu May 02, 2019 1:46 am

JohnR wrote:Lucked in to one of Charlie's SFO's, beautiful knife, love the big shield. Get well soon Charlie!

I have one of those coming too John.The shield is the same one Camillus used on their old folding hunters. ::tu::
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Re: GEC # 97

Postby BAX229 » Thu May 02, 2019 2:36 am

Doc B wrote:
JohnR wrote:Lucked in to one of Charlie's SFO's, beautiful knife, love the big shield. Get well soon Charlie!

Gorgeous knife! Love the shield and how they straightened out the edge. I'd have bought that one...but the other 97's didn't do it for me.


I agree...but these are going “Waynorth” of $300 on eBay. If you didn’t get one at release, I don’t think it’s worth it.

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Re: GEC # 97

Postby edge213 » Thu May 02, 2019 10:57 pm

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Re: GEC # 97

Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Mon May 06, 2019 3:17 pm

kootenay joe wrote:My email from KSF about Stag 97's came in at 1523 hrs. I did not see it until 45 minutes later and expected all would be long gone. But there were still about 15 ? left including one i rather like. Then even with my Slow Speed internet i was able to checkout successfully.
Did KSF receive a very large shipment ? Or is the demand slacking a bit as other dealers have had these for up to 1 week ?
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This is the "Knivesshipfree" picture of my Sambar Stag knife. It is wonderful ! check out www.americanwhittler.com SFO 1 of 50 This is my favorite of the GEC#97 knives. I have 11 #97s in my collection. Treat your self to this knife. The antique yellow bone with hounds tooth shield is a winner !
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Re: GEC # 97

Postby BAX229 » Mon May 06, 2019 6:23 pm

Where are all of the 97 Stags? I know they sell out in minutes, but the only dealers that I've seen with more than 1 or 2 are KSF, DLT, TKC, and TPK. Anyone know production totals?

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Re: GEC # 97

Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:42 pm

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Re: GEC # 97

Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:54 pm

All About Pocket Knives #97 Allegheny SFO knife
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Re: GEC # 97

Postby SafdE26 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:52 pm

when will the club knife be available? :D

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Re: GEC # 97

Postby Onearmbladejunkie » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:18 pm

SafdE26 wrote:when will the club knife be available? :D
GEC just posted this one. It won't be long now.
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