Theirs a very short run of #73 End Capped Linerlocks on their way with Primitive Bone handles. These will be serialized but they’re part of a run of just 15 knives. Hope to have them in this weekend or the first of next week.
The new 10 round 9mm Metalform magazines just arrived. These have a non-reflective matte finish. The Ultramag bases are designed to fit into the Mag wells allowing a minimal extension below the butt. AND, they’re guaranteed to work!!
There are two more #23’s coming through with the Great Eastern Trademarks in the next week. Both will have 2008 blade stamps which should bring us close to the end on the ’08 blades. They’ll have bone handles, one in a Ruby Red with standard jigging and an Egg Harbor Black.
I finally got in several of the new Bark River Gunny models and they’re everything I’d hoped for. What Bark River did was complete the lineup of Bravo series knives. It started with the Bravo-1 then came the Bravo-2 which was a Bravo-1 on steroids and the Gunny finishes the lineup with a perfect sized EDC belt knife. As of this writing, I’ve got both the Green Canvas and Black Canvas Micarta knives on hand. There’s a lot of exotic handled knives out there, but it’s darned near impossible to beat the Micarta for a field knife.
I’ve always been a great fan of A2 blades and am really happy with the A2 Bark Rivers I’ve used. The size and heft of the Gunny should make it a pleasure to use!!
I should have brought this up when the first #26 Burnt Stags arrived yesterday that there were 2 variations of that knife. The 26’s that came in (and sold out) yesterday had a hand swedge while the ones arriving today have the cut swedge. Below is a picture of the two together. The top blade was the first variation with a hand swedge and the bottom blade is todays arrival.
This is even nicer matched stag then the first knives and they were nice. From left to right, serial #’s 9, 10, 11, 12(SOLD), 13, 14. Be sure to choose a first, second and third serial number choice.
The second arrival was a #25 Jack with a Spear and Pen blade in Mother of Pearl. Really pretty knives. From Left to Right, serial #2(SOLD), 3(SOLD), 4 and 5.
Just to give you an idea what to anticipate in the next few weeks, here’s the upcoming production schedule…..
- #53 Great Eastern Cutlery Stockman Red Stag
- #73EC Linerlock Northfield Skinner Blade Burnt Stag
- #23 Great Eastern Cutlery American Elk (2008 blades)
- #23 Great Eastern Cutlery Jigged Bone (2008 Blades)
- #54 Northfield Moose
- #54 Northfield Jack
- #54 Northfield Big Horn Moose(?)
- #26 Tidioute Sleeveboards
- The New Congress!!