No luck on the new GEC #85 Crown Lifters? I am virtually certain I won't be able to get one here in Europe, especially as some US dealers won't ship overseas. While this is not a GEC, and not quite the same as the 85, maybe it will be an alternative for some. I just got an e-mail from a Dutch knife dealer describing the Böker Manufaktur Solingen Swell-End Jack, to be released on April 9th. The blade is N690 at HRC 60 - 61. I like the green stabilized birch, but there are a few other handle materials.