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Comment by Alexander Noot on March 29, 2021 at 6:45

If that's the case then I'll probably keep it as a user or something. I happen to like this size in a knife. The green pith isn't too much of a hassle. I can just clean it and then seal it with CA. No more problems with green ever again after that.

But if the value is that low then it's worth more to me as a user. Thanks for your honest evaluation though.

Comment by Caleb Conley on March 29, 2021 at 3:50

Not sure if you're asking if someone here would like to buy the knife or simply looking for feedback on the value.  Personally I love the 23 pattern but many people don't prefer it, they feel it's too large for daily carry.  This tends to keep demand and prices down a bit, the 23 is nowhere near as popular as some of the other hot patterns and consequently it's nowhere near as inflated on the secondary market.  For me, an older/rare sample like this would be a $200-250 knife if mint.  That green pith is a real turn-off though, enough that I'd likely still pass at $150.  That's just my (dis)taste, others may not care as much.  I'd recommend flushing the pith with mineral oil, see if you can scrub some of that green out, then use it!

Comment by Alexander Noot on March 29, 2021 at 2:15

No one I guess?

Comment by Alexander Noot on March 25, 2021 at 8:17

The corrosion on the spring:

The green on the stag:

Some bonus pics of the rest of the knife. If the value isn't too great I'll fix it up a little and just use it I guess. But if it's actually worth it to some collector then I'll be willing to part with it. It's a really nice knife apart from the green stag and the slight corrosion.

Comment by Alexander Noot on March 24, 2021 at 12:48

Some of the pith of the stag near the butt of the knife is turning green. Pith is known for this, which is why high end knife makers usually get rid of it all. 

The pull is very heavy. I had someone over the other day who couldn't even open it.  I wouldn't know what to rate it as but it probably is a nail breaker. 

I'll take some more pics later. 

The corrosion on the spring is only tiny spots. And I could easily polish them away without anyone being the wiser. But I know that in some cases responding old knives only brings down the value. So I haven't yet. It's nothing a few seconds of metal polish of the buffer wouldn't sort out. 

Comment by Richard Schuchman on March 24, 2021 at 11:43
Well, I'd take some pics explaining what you mean by "scales turning green" and showing the corrosion on the backspring, as that will obviously decrease the value. Also consider estimating ru he pull on it. I know these older GEC 23s can be nail breakers....even the current ones are.
Comment by Alexander Noot on March 24, 2021 at 11:01

Hey Guys, I know i'm not very active here. But I thought someone here could help me out.

Some years ago I got a very nice GEC in a trade. It's a Burnt Stag handled #23  with linerlock from 2008. It's never been used or sharpened and is complete with paper, card and tube. The stag is very thick. And turning green one one of the scales. And it has a couple of corrosion spots on the rear of the spring.

Now I'd like to sell it somewhere....I know it's a rare piece It says one of 50 #3 but if you look it up online far fewer of them were ever made(19) . But I've no clue what kind of asking price I should put on it. 

I've included a quick pic but can always provide more on request.

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Comment by Ralph Nelson on February 1, 2021 at 13:20

Thanks for the heads up and link to Risner's Jan. Can't wait to see some knife shows open up this year too.

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