GEC # 97

GEC specializes in highly collectable and premium quality usable pocket knives. The company's USA manufactured knives have quickly proven to be a big hit with both collectors and users who seek quality American craftsmanship.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by WillyCamaro » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:25 am

You guys are baddd... ::disgust::
I am almost broke from this last month of starting guitar, new glasses, clothing stock up.
Now i "have" get one for myself...
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by gsmith7158 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:33 am

kootenay joe wrote:Greg, i don't understand this: " With the larger blade you just don't need the kind of snap that you get in a stockman or or smaller jack."
I associate larger slipjoints with stronger springs and knives like Gent's pen knives with softer springs.
Would you mind explaining why a lesser snap on a larger knife is 'all you need' ?
thanks, note i am not disagreeing, just wanting to learn.
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Nothing really scientific on my part Roland it just feels to me like the weight of the larger blades on these hunters kind of equals out the spring strength and the blades just roll into place. The only exception I found was a thin flat grind hunter that snapped fairly hard..
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by JohnR » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:12 pm

Knife Connection just listed some stag.

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Re: GEC # 97

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:43 pm

Some very nice stag on the Knife Connection 97's but all are SOLD.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by JohnR » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:54 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Some very nice stag on the Knife Connection 97's but all are SOLD.
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That didn't take long, I was able to pick up a pretty nice one, I'm thinking each dealer did not get very many of the stag ones.

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Re: GEC # 97

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:57 pm

The internet connection i have takes a full 2-3 minutes per mouse click to connect. I don't stand a chance.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by JohnR » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:45 pm

Here's the one I picked, you have to do it fast or they disappear while you are looking.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:53 pm

John, nice knife ! These 97's have excellent stag but i am sure there are not enough of them for all of us who would like to get one. I wonder how many are already on ebay with high B.I.N. price ?
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by JohnR » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:25 am

kootenay joe wrote:John, nice knife ! These 97's have excellent stag but i am sure there are not enough of them for all of us who would like to get one. I wonder how many are already on ebay with high B.I.N. price ?
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Thanks Roland, I did see one on Ebay Sat or Sun that had a 175 BIN and it sold fairly fast.

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Re: GEC # 97

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:15 pm

Right now there are no stag 97's listed on ebay. Likely a few will show up. $175 is quite reasonable for secondary market price.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by Stephen » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:56 pm

I just bought a "yellow rose"
from TSA Knives. $119.95.

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Re: GEC # 97

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:40 pm

This is my 3rd 97, in Gabon Ebony. The snap on this is just fine as is the snap on the other two that I have.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by gsmith7158 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:49 pm

This one was here when I arrived home today. I wasn't overly impressed with CK's allotment of stag 97's. I thought other dealers got some much nicer examples but sometimes that's what happens when you lock yourself in to a reserve. You get one but it may not be the best one. This one has some blade rub on the mark side crest of the saber grind. The snap and action is consistent with the ebony 97 I have already received. I may turn this one into an EDC if I can find a proper sheath.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:00 pm

Stephen wrote:I just bought a "yellow rose"
from TSA Knives. $119.95.
Stephen, Thank for posting that. Just bought a yellow rose as well. I have not heard of TSA knives. Much appreciated.
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Re: GEC # 97

Post by Stephen » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:38 pm

You are very welcome. I've been buying GEC kives from TSA for years.
The owner, Greg, is a very good guy.
He delivers quickly and if you have a problem, he can be easily contacted by email or phone and he'll resolve any issues fairly.

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