I talked to GEC briefly on Friday and want to pass along a few notes. regarding the upcoming 97 Large Coke Bottle.
The quantities of this knife appear to be large with almost 4000 presold by GEC to dealers. Due to the size of the run there is a possibility, (Read that again….a ‘Possibility‘) that GEC may eliminate one of the handle options for both the Tidioute and the Northfield.
This is the type of thing that can drive us all nuts. GEC demands dealers make a “FIRM” commitment for quantities no later then 7AM Monday morning for delivery next March. But we’re not sure what they’re going to build. And we don’t have the bone color determined yet. AND we won’t know the cost until the day they ship next March. AND we’re pretty sure there won’t be any SFO’s. AND it’s getting highly unlikely there will be any stag.
In summation, I’ve got a couple hundred knives ordered but am not 100% certain what I’m going to be getting. I’m also taking early reservations based on the same premise. I’ll tell you in advance I appreciate your understanding.
I have to admit its amazing GEC knives have reached this level of popularity. Dealers and customers alike are willing to place orders without knowing all the specs, the cost or availability of a product. GEC has every single knife sold before a single blade is cut. Most of the knives will never see the inside of a pocket meaning warranty issues are virtually zero. Believe, I’m not being critical of GEC. On the contrary, this would be any businessman’s dream come true.
If you haven’t placed a reservation yet and would like to, go to this blog post and fill out the reservation form. Be sure to check the boxes next to the knives you’re interested in.