GEC # 97

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Re: GEC # 97

Post by HighPlains » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:17 pm

I just got my early reserve alert from Collector Knives for the maroon linen micarta. Just over $100. They look pretty sweet. I think I recall spotting on the GEC What’s Happening page a little handwritten note next to a pile of shapes micarta covers that said 800 pieces. So hopefully plenty to go around. Can’t wait to see some pics over here!

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Re: GEC # 97

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:34 pm

HighPlains wrote:I just got my early reserve alert from Collector Knives for the maroon linen micarta. Just over $100. They look pretty sweet. I think I recall spotting on the GEC What’s Happening page a little handwritten note next to a pile of shapes micarta covers that said 800 pieces. So hopefully plenty to go around. Can’t wait to see some pics over here!
Welcome HighPlains. That’s encouraging. I have 2 97’s on early reserve, none in Micarta. Now I’m hoping to get the ones I have reserved come along soon. YEAH!
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:46 pm

800 handle pieces = 400 knives ?
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by Onearmbladejunkie » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:07 pm

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I order the Oregon Knife Collectors Association knife . I had to send in a $160 money order. I think I got the last one by the skin of my teeth. To be shipped after April 15th , I am very excited.

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Re: GEC # 97

Post by HighPlains » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:18 pm

I think the Northfields with saber grind and both nick and long pull should look great.

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Re: GEC # 97

Post by kootenay joe » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:41 pm

oabj, Great looking knife ! Please post pictures when you have it.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by ozzie marie » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:40 pm

Anyone get one of these 97's in your hands yet, and what do you think about it?

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Re: GEC # 97

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:46 pm

The maroon linen MIcarta knives that are available do not have the two pulls, just has the long one in the picture above. Does anyone know if they are all being made w/ just one pull? Also the maroon ones do not look to be sabre ground. Did I misread something about these?
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:49 pm

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:The maroon linen MIcarta knives that are available do not have the two pulls, just has the long one in the picture above. Does anyone know if they are all being made w/ just one pull? Also the maroon ones do not look to be sabre ground. Did I misread something about these?
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:59 pm

Does anyone know when the Northfield 97's will arrive at the dealers ?
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by gsmith7158 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:50 am

kootenay joe wrote:Does anyone know when the Northfield 97's will arrive at the dealers ?
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Should be soon Roland the second Tidioute hit KSF today, so one more Tidiouteand then the Northfields. ::groove::
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by KnifeSlinger#81 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:53 am

The 97's are very appealing. I don't like every gec to hit the shelves but these are much more intriguing than many of their recent runs. They are also much cheaper than a nice old coke bottle hunter, something I have always wanted but they are so costly. Too bad the 97's came out while I'm saving up for a show.

With such a large run maybe I can still get one or two, I certainly don't want them all. Either way I'm looking forward to other people's impressions of them.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by JohnR » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:18 pm

Received the first one I reserved of the 97's, jigged Brazilian Cherry and its a nice knife. Great fit and finish, I don't know how GEC consistently puts together such a high quality knife. Pull is fine, on the lighter side, 5 or so, I'm starting to appreciate lighter pulls as the arthritis in my hands is getting worse. Looking forward to the Northfields I have reserved.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by gsmith7158 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:30 pm

JohnR wrote:Received the first one I reserved of the 97's, jigged Brazilian Cherry and its a nice knife. Great fit and finish, I don't know how GEC consistently puts together such a high quality knife. Pull is fine, on the lighter side, 5 or so, I'm starting to appreciate lighter pulls as the arthritis in my hands is getting worse. Looking forward to the Northfields I have reserved.
John I like those much more than I thought I would. Somehow GEC has given that wood a bit of a distressed look which I think makes it look fantastic! ::tu::
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by JohnR » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:40 pm

gsmith7158 wrote:
JohnR wrote:Received the first one I reserved of the 97's, jigged Brazilian Cherry and its a nice knife. Great fit and finish, I don't know how GEC consistently puts together such a high quality knife. Pull is fine, on the lighter side, 5 or so, I'm starting to appreciate lighter pulls as the arthritis in my hands is getting worse. Looking forward to the Northfields I have reserved.
John I like those much more than I thought I would. Somehow GEC has given that wood a bit of a distressed look which I think makes it look fantastic! ::tu::
Thanks Greg, it is a good looking well built knife.

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