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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. thepapercut

    thepapercut

    49
    Aug 26, 2017
    Same! The farmers 99 is how I discovered GEC actually. Sadly I have never seen one for sale. But I keep searching...

    Does anyone know who is getting these Wall Streets? I’m always assuming I missed a preorder.
     
  2. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Collector Knives had a preorder but there will be some going to GEC distributors for normal drops.
     
  3. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    670
    Sep 19, 2016
    Just curious, what's the logic behind a wharncliffe blade on a lockback? I don't think I've seen that before, usually you encounter clips, spears, drop points and similar styled blades with a point and at least a bit of belly.

    Nice to see GEC putting out something in stainless again! My only one so far is a 33 dog paw and I love it.
     
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  4. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    That might be the logic right there. Something different.
     
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  5. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
    Missed the preorder but hope to grab one. :D
     
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  6. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    972
    Nov 1, 2016
    Why doesn't a wharncliffe make sense with a lockback? They were also offered on the run in 2014.

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  7. ISKRA

    ISKRA

    670
    Sep 19, 2016
    Well, I usually imagine a lockback or linerlock to be used in a rougher way than a slipjoint, being more of an outdoors knife used for camping, hunting or tasks in the wood. For such tasks a clip point or drop point is more suited imo. Something with a point to pierce and some belly. Whereas blades with completely straight edges are in my eyes more suited for tasks where draw cuts are required, or for cutting on a surface (like a table), cutting boxes, paper etc. Such situations have less of a need for an arresting blade because you most often push the blade against the backsring. There's less danger for it to close on you. But I guess the Wall Street is meant more as a gent's lockback, something suitable for office environment and such. In this case the wharncliffe blade makes perfect sense.

    This is just my subjective view, I'm not trying to force my thoughts on others or to belittle the knife.
     
  8. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    As far as I recall, the Wharncliffe was the least popular of the blades on the original run. Things change of course.....
     
  9. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    It's my favorite blade. It's all about the curve ... aesthetics. Pragmatic consideration is back there somewhere near the caboose. :cool:
     
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  10. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    491
    Mar 26, 2012
    Chestnut looks almost done


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  11. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    491
    Mar 26, 2012
    I know that someone already answered about the Springfield bone....

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  12. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Seems like a locking blade would have most advantage on a blade designed for stabbing. I’m not complaining though, this will be a cool run.
     
  13. thepapercut

    thepapercut

    49
    Aug 26, 2017
    My guess is whatever site these end up on, they’ve got to be spoke for by now. Beautiful.
     
  14. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    If I don’t get one on the standby on the chestnut I may have to see if my ironwood 14 will entice a trade. They look nice and stainless!
     
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  15. thepapercut

    thepapercut

    49
    Aug 26, 2017
    Are these going to any particular retailer or the normal disturbitor list?
     
  16. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    The production schedule doesn’t indicate SFO so I’m guessing all the dealers who wanted will get some.
     
  17. waverave

    waverave Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    I had never seen Springfield bone before...It definitely looks interesting :) Will reserve judgement until I see a finished knife.
     
  18. waverave

    waverave Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    That is correct...a smaller run but they will be available. So far I am digging the wood covers.
     
  19. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I agree. Chestnut looks great, and the bone is darker than the 15 stainless with that long snaking groove pattern.
     
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  20. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    491
    Mar 26, 2012
    Near completion and looking good.....

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