While it’s a redo of the White Owl, it’s definitely worth a second look. I liked the size and feel of the original White Owl and the Buckaroo just kicked it up a notch. The White Owl (on the right) measured a slim .429″ at 1.8 oz and the Buckaroo (left) comes in at .543″ and 2.5oz. Slightly more than a 1/2 oz heavier and not even .12″ thicker. That’s a really small price to pay in added bulk for that 3rd blade. Being a fan of the Sheepsfoot blade, this has definite possibilities as a new EDC for me!
The upcoming show in Fargo is a big show that’s always well attended. This show brings in attendees and exhibitors from a 5-6 state area. While the focus is primarily on hunting and collectible firearms, there are always tables set up with some fine cutlery.
I’ve only got 3 tables at this show and won’t be bringing a lot of knives this trip. If you’re going to be in the area and would like to see anything specific, let me know. I’ll be more than glad to bring along anything your interested in.
It’s old news by now, but last week I added 45 new/old stock knives going back to 2006 to the store. If you haven’t seem them, there’s a great assortment of 73’s with a few more rare pieces. A number of them sold out almost as soon as I posted them, but there are still some interesting pieces left and there’s more to come!
I just finished listing 60+ GEC #16 Canoes in the store. There should be something for every taste from Bone, Acrylics, Abalone, Awabi, Buffalo to wood. I don’t know how many of each handle was made, but I know GEC cleaned house and a lot of these knives are no doubt going to end up being short run items.
The Canoe pattern is great and some of these handle materials really do the pattern justice. With the slightly more prominent end caps and bolsters, the handle materials really get nicely ‘framed’ in between.
For those of you interested in 73’s, I’ve got around 40 older knives that should be here later this week. There’s a little bit of everything stretching from 2006 forward with most falling in the 2007 production year.
I wanted to begin this by again thanking Josh Wills for allowing us to move his knife around the world before he sees it. He is getting some frequent traveler miles under his bolsters. 8514 miles so far and he is at his 9th destination. I shared with you the first few stops and all the work he did so lets take a look at what he has been up to lately
From SC he headed to Louisiana, where Robert put it to some tasks in the kitchen and in the swamp, keeping the family safe
Well fellows, I don’t think food prep is a uncommon task, if ya’ll wanted tested to do easy jobs, you should have kept it out of south Louisiana…lol, the little knife did a great job, I didn’t abuse it. It’s ready for it’s next knife lover. Thanks, this was fun.. I hope everyone that gets their chance to use it, enjoys the fun.
In California he hung out with his cousin the Gambler and had a vacation LOL
It may be a good thing that he had a lazy week enjoying the California sun because he arrived at the farm in Missouri just in time to help the Hanner’s recover from the winter storm last week
Had to rework our hay tarp due to damage from the 40MPH we had so Maverick went right to work, cutting tarp and cutting off tires for reset.
From there he had some fencing chores.
Come read about the full adventure and here about the comments on this knives performance so far. Thanks Greg, it was your contest that began this journey and I have certainly had fun following it
Okay, I was checking the upcoming schedule and saw a #531213 T.K Cuban listed. After the Sawcut Bone Barlow confusion, figured I’d check in early and find out if this was another SFO with limited distribution. It’s not.
It’ll be a Big clip bolster end, pen cap end – single double end spring Cuban. The T.K. are the initials of a GEC customer that evidently has been asking for this particular setup. The knife will be available through the normal distributor channels.
Hard to believe Christmas is just one short week away….again. Where does time go?
We spent Thanksgiving with close friends and talked about the past year a little. We agreed the elections took a toll on everyone regardless who you were pulling for. The economy is still giving a lot of people a tough time. We’ve seen natural and human disasters. Our friends had unexpectedly lost a brother/uncle and I a good friend at the youthful age of 50 back in February.
But then, we all looked around smiled. We were all together, one of their daughters had just bought a new home, another daughter is doing great in college, we all had our health, my 95 (almost 96) year old dad is living at home and doing great. It was one of those days when you had to put things in perspective and realize this is the way things are. You have to take the good with the bad cause that’s the way it is and that’s not always easy.
The point was really driven home yesterday when I got an email from my sister. Her 5 year old grandson (my great nephew) had just called her to tell her what was going on at his house. It seems his younger brother had got to fooling with the Christmas tree and had broken (in his words) ‘..75 or 12 glass decorations…’ including his favorite. He went on to warn grandma she’d better put up her decorations and nativity scene if she didn’t want them to get broken when they came to her house. When my sister asked him how he felt about his favorite ornament getting broken, he told her…‘you can’t let it get you down, you just have to let it go’. Absolutely the words came from his mother, but you just want to hug that little boy and hope he never forgets that.
So in a few days, we’re gonna get to spend some time with a few family members. Have some dinner with my dad, father-in-law and a small group of family. I, my wife and our dads will probably take a ride around the neighborhood Christmas Eve and check out the lights. Talk about the town and how it’s changed in the last 50 or 60 years. No doubt spend a good amount of time talking about Christmas back in the 20’s and 30’s and more recent. Those ‘old’ Christmas memories are so much fun to relive.
One of those memories that comes to mind was the challenge my dad always took on when it came to finding the right tree. We lived in a pretty rural area and there weren’t any organized tree sellers. So, you always had a couple of local farmers with evergreen windbreaks and an assortment of small, medium and enormous trees. Dad leaned towards the larger trees and the shape had to be just right. This typically meant most of a Saturday following Thanksgiving visiting a number of farms in search of that perfect tree.
Mom and Dad had just built a family room addition onto the house so Dad figured there was plenty of room for a huge tree. And he found one. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that tree had to cover an area no less than 12′ in diameter at the base. The outstanding feature was that the tree was shaped perfectly with no holes in the branches, etc. Perfect symmetry from top to bottom. But there was one problem. The ceiling was just 8 feet and a tree that big at the bottom is well over 8 feet tall. Now, being a man, the obvious solution was NOT to cut that perfectly shaped base….so what’s the natural thing to do?……you cut the top. Dad cut the top three feet off that tree so it ended up looking like it was growing right up through the ceiling. Rarely, and I do mean rarely did my parents exchange a sharp word in front of us kids but mom made an exception that time.
The discussion ranged from questioning dad’s…..’sensibilities’…. to sending him out to buy another tree. Dad finally won out and in spite of the Angel kinda sitting on the side of the tree next to the ceiling, it was probably one of the prettiest trees we ever had. Even mom relented somewhat and agreed the bottom half of the tree was quite pretty. More importantly, it was THE tree we all remembered and was the source of more laughs about a Christmas than any other memory. Thinking back on it, I have a feeling my mother probably said to herself, ‘…you can’t let it get you down, you just have to let it go’.
If you’ve got Christmas shopping to do, be sure to finish it up by Friday, December 21. We’ll continue to take online orders but won’t be shipping any packages after Midnite CST Friday the 21st. Orders that come in over the Christmas break will ship on Wednesday, December 26.