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99 Wallstreet on the horizon, who's excited

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

  1. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Good to hear! I’ve only had a 42, and it has some wiggle.
  2. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My 1st. Gec also. absolutely love it, stag and thin but it has a little movement in the bade , I wouldn't abuse it.
  3. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    I have an elk on order. Excited for this stainless round.

    On a side note, none of my GEC lockbacks have blade play.
  4. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    Thanks for the pics, I am really looking forward to this one. I see that they are already being built, I reserved one in Elk, will be my first Elk unless the Blade Forums annual gets to me first. I read somewhere that the way that GEC processes Elk that there rarely is a fatty, and I've never seen pics of a fatty Elk GEC, is there any truth to this?

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  5. Chief

    Chief Chief Master Sergeant USAF (ret) 1975-2000 Platinum Member

    Nov 15, 1998
    Both my 15 elks are hafted nice and close, one (not shown) evenly concaved. Wouldn't consider my elk viper (bottom) a fatty like you see on some Cases, but not thin like my 15s.


    Side view shows viper shield is inset deeper into the thicker covers.

  6. WoodManGM


    May 24, 2017
    Both of my 72s from the 2016 run have a lot of play. Don't know why GEC can't get this right. I have several Case lockbacks and one Buck and they all lock up solid. Not to mention a few modern folders with back locks and no play.
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  7. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    I do not and have never owned a a 72 or a wallstreet (although I would like to). For the most part my experience with everyday use of a GEC lockback has been relegated to the Mudbug. I have daily carried and heavily used five different Mudbugs. I can even say I have abused one of them and all five are still rock solid. Two possible explanations - 1 Maybe the larger size knives are less susceptible to this problem? -2 These Mudbugs require a great deal of downward pressure to unlock the blade. Are your 72's hard to unlock or is it relatively soft?
  8. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    My 42 is a big knife. It’s got a light pull and light release, so you might be onto something.m with that.
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  9. WoodManGM


    May 24, 2017
    They are both easy to unlock. It was my understanding that GEC's excuse for the large amount of blade play in the 2016 72s was that previous lockbacks were difficult to unlock and that the mechanism has to be loosened up to make it easier to unlock. But other manufacturers don't seem to have a problem.

    BTW, this thread made me run and grab my favorite small traditional lockback: the Moki Small Fish Owl (another with rock solid lockup).
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  10. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    Awesome, and that Viper is no fatty. Hoping that this is the case with this run.

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  11. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    Very excited! I have one in elk on order.
  12. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    shame its not a usual blade shape, otherwise id have attempted to get in on one
  13. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    I've always regretted not getting a 99 in Nifebrite and O-1. I'd settle for a 1095 one, but those aren't on this menu either.

    Is this new run wharncliffe only? I'd like to try a spear or clip in some sort of wood or the right jigged bone, but I've no interest in a wharncliffe one.
  14. veritas111


    Apr 9, 2017
    Asked Chris. It will be burnt orange colored wave jig bone...
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  15. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Thank you!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  16. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Thanks as well.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
  17. Chief

    Chief Chief Master Sergeant USAF (ret) 1975-2000 Platinum Member

    Nov 15, 1998
    Burnt orange jig bone from two years ago. EDC'd one of these for several months, great knife for my purposes.

  18. AShearer

    AShearer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Indeed he is!
  19. AShearer

    AShearer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    I have not had this problem. One of mine has a minute amount of vertical play. But, I haven't carried or used them yet, so it's not something I focus on.
  20. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I still wish they were doing the Farmer Lock version. I'd jump on one of those.
  21. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    I would like to see both made as well, natural or black canvas micarta Farmer lock would be right up my alley.
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