99 Wallstreet on the horizon, who's excited

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by nyrico, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    I wish I could have gotten an elk version, and a chestnut for that matter. GEC does stag like no other. This has become one of my favorites as well and I'm pretty happy to be able to carry it during the summer :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Travman

    Travman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2016
    Sorry that was your Christmas surprise. I would think that GEC would be able to help.
     
  3. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Gave my kiddo her Wall Street for Christmas, and she loves it. :)
     
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  4. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

    702
    Feb 5, 2016
    So I have been carrying my 99 in American Elk for less than a couple of weeks now. I keep it in a GEC pocket slip in my pants pocket. I took it out this morning and I noticed what looks like a small pepper spot on the top swedge. I have seen that before on an SFO 92 and it surprised me at the time. My first lesson in the care of a non stainless steel knife. I am now more careful to wipe down my blades after use and to treat all my non stainless knives with some mineral oil when stored.

    Now the 99 is supposed to be stainless so I have just been carrying it as is. Does it make sense that I would get a pepper spot so easily? Is it something else?

    Still love the knife but surprised at the "spot". I have had Case or Victorinox in my pockets for years without any rust issues. This is not 1095.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
     
  5. dman62

    dman62 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 27, 2010
    Maybe the belt used to polish or grind it had been used on carbon steel first and some got embedded in your stainless blade?
     
  6. aji1

    aji1 Gold Member Gold Member

    152
    Dec 19, 2016
    I have kind of avoided GEC in the past, mostly because of the difficulty in getting them here in Europe, but also, to some extent, due to my preference for stainless steel. As there are lots of other options, including great "homegrown" brands (French, German, etc.), I never really made a big effort to get one. Then, the 2019 forum knife showed up in my mailbox. I was really impressed by its quality, and, as I knew GEC made a limited number of knives in 440C, I decided I would try to seek one out. After several days of fruitless searching, I discovered a Swiss retailer that had the GEC #99 in stock. I placed the order a couple of days before the New Year and received the package last Friday.

    It is a great knife! Very good fit and finish. Zero blade play, which I have read can be an issue with this model. Perfectly centered blade. The elk is well-matched and looks awesome. Sharp out of the tube. The same shop also has the bone and chestnut versions and I would be lying if I said I wasn't considering another one!

    A little late to the party, but better late than never (to string some cliches together)...

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  7. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Congrats on the Elk #99. Really nice matching covers. My Elk has zero blade play as well. I love this pattern. It is very slim, and carries well in the front pocket.
     
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