99 Wallstreet on the horizon, who's excited

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

  1. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    Anybody have a GEC in Chestnut from a prior run? I'm wondering how resistant the wood is from taking carry marks.
  2. WoodManGM


    May 24, 2017
    Chestnut comes in at 2,670 lbf on the Janka hardness scale; softer than Snakewood, Ebony, Cocobolo and Bloodwood but harder than other handle favorites like Brazilian Cherry, Bocote, and Osage Orange. It should hold up pretty well.

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  3. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    BOTH (or all of the above)
    I carried both side by side on my belt this week.
    I used both at work today . . . I needed the longer blade and I needed the shorter blade to pierce and cut curves without being overly long so I didn't damage stuff.
    I say enjoy BOTH . . . even in the same day.
    Granted these are not lock backs.
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  4. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    I see what you are saying I guess coming from the perspective where I have as many knives with locks as without (including wharnecliffs) it never seems like a bad thing to have a lock. I would question more having knives with blade shapes that are more prone to stabbing and work tasks that don't have locks than the other way around. Although I own those too...
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  5. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Coming along nicely.
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  6. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    I totally agree
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  7. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I'd lap that one up at the bottom, closest to us! :D:cool:
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  8. hamsco

    hamsco Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    My 99 is one of the first GEC knives that I bought. Great pattern that has seen a lot of usage over the years. I missed out on the pre sale, but I might pick one of the SS up if I have a chance.

  9. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I've had several. That barn chestnut, if it's the same wood, is pretty soft. Probably weather worn. You can mark it with your fingernail. You can't mark it terribly deep. But the barnwood is not what I would call a hardwood by any stretch.
  10. cbr1000


    Jan 31, 2013
    That's the covers I was thinking about when I posted the question. Hopefully it's not the same stock.
  11. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Must be time to keep this thread a little higher on the horizon.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
  12. sicnarf


    Dec 28, 2015
    I've been wanting to try one of the #99's. Never had one.
  13. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2015
    Glad I was able to nab one of these! (Up at DLT for those interested...)
  14. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    Interesting. What I just purchased from DLT said Walnut but that is not on the production schedule. Maybe they meant Chestnut?
  15. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Jul 22, 2014
    Got that fixed, we did mean Chestnut. Thanks for the correction.
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  16. nyrico

    nyrico Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    Just got my shipping notification on a Chestnut, can't wait.
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  17. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    They do look sweet, but I won't be getting one.
  18. Southern Appalachia

    Southern Appalachia

    Oct 8, 2016
    Nice to have a stainless option for the humid months
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  19. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    That's a good looking knife. I have one on the way. Is there any of the usual blade play?
  20. Southern Appalachia

    Southern Appalachia

    Oct 8, 2016
    On my cursory inspection before work it locked up fine. It has a great fill in hand
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2018

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