I’m happy to tell everyone that thanks to a couple of very generous merchandise donations from Jim Mcleod and Ryan Lasneski, a check went out to the Wounded Warrior Project today for just shy of $300. While I don’t want to get into soliciting or handling donations, many thanks and recognition is due these guys.
Every time merchandise has been added to the Wounded Warrior Project store category, interest has been high and items have moved out quickly. With Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away and Christmas following close behind, I hope all of you think about sending a few dollars to help our returning wounded Vets. Don’t send it to me. Just drop by the Wounded Warrior Project website and fill out a donation form.
Just added a new category in the storefront this morning that will HOPEFULLY be a little easier method of keeping up with new additions. When you go to the front of our store, at the very top of the page AND on the left side of the page you’ll find a new heading entitled Recently Added Products . Click on it and you should find……., yup, recently added products.
I’ll try to clear the entries every week or two to truly keep only recently added products on the list. Nothing more irritating than to see a list of ‘new’ products that were added a couple of months ago. In addition, I’ll try to keep the Current Inventory page as current as possible. On the left side of the list of that page, there will be a small yellow square highlighting recent additions, primarily to the GEC lineup. Granted, the current inventory changes daily, but at the top of the page is a date stamp letting you know when the page was most recently updated. So far, I’ve being getting to it about once a week.
I appreciate the suggestions some of you offered and I really hope this makes life easier for all of us. Questions, problems or suggestions, let me know!!!
Added a half dozen more 2006 GEC’s to the store this afternoon. It’s taking me a bit longer to get through all of these than I expected.
Also received another batch of the 81 Abilene Stockman in Stone Moss Green Bone, Red River Acrylic and the first of the Northfields, a Prototype African Blackwood. The Green is great and the Red River Acrylic is really a great looking acrylic!
You’ll fine a few more rare GEC’s in the store this afternoon. I added some really short run pieces as well as a few short run Factory Test Production Run knives. There’s also a few with serial #01 which is a hard serial number to find.
In the next few days I hope to start listing some of the older Case and Schatt & Morgan’s. There will also be a few absolutely stunning Prototype, Michael Prater Painted Pony series knives to add as well. I believe they’re ATS-34 Schatt & Morgan’s with all kinds of embellishments added.
I’m always looking for something a little out of the ordinary or higher end knives and I’ve come across a few of late. I listed a pair of SOG’s worth taking a look at. Both of these SOG’s have a Japanese heritage featuring VG-10 blades. The Vision (below) has a Seki VG-10 blade with Titanium handles making for a virtually rust proof, corrosion proof knife. Measuring 4.625″ closed, the Titanium handles allow it to come in at a comparatively light 5.5 ounces.
The Facet is a gem with a highly (and I do mean highly) polished VG-10 San Mai blade, Jeweled Nickel Silver bolsters and textured Carbon Fiber handles. Both of these knives have the ambidextrous arc lok mechanism for a super safe lock up. Best of all, both of these are offered at fantastic prices.
For you folks in Minnesota, N & S Dakota, just want to remind you that there’s a gunshow in Fergus Falls, MN this weekend at the Guard Armory. I’m bringing in some knives which will include 30+ really minty Case knives I recently acquired. A good share of these are early 1970’s and pre ’65’s with a good number of hard to find pieces included. I’m bringing along some automatics as well as a nice mix of GEC, S&M and Queen.
Muskrat Man, if you can tear yourself away from hunting, fishing, trapping or whatever else you might be up to,…. see ya Saturday!
I’m slowly getting these older knives added to the store. There’s maybe another 15-20 more GEC’s and then I have around 40-50 really nice Case Knives to bring in. I’m pretty proud of the fact I’ve kept the Current Inventory list current the last couple of weeks. A couple of you have emailed me with thanks for identifying the most recent additions. If anyone has a better suggestion as to how to do it, let me know.
The more rare GEC’s have been added under the “Rare or Very Limited” section. Based on sales, I’m assuming that’s helping as well.
I’m going to try something and see if it helps finding the ‘new additions’ a little easier. The next time you check out the “Current Inventory” page, you’ll notice that I added a column on the extreme left side of the page. As you go down the list, you’ll notice some of the lines will have a yellow highlight added. That means it’s a new addition. Every week or so, I’ll try to clear that column and start over.
Understand, I don’t update that page every time I sell a knife or add one. I’m trying to update it once a week. Quite frankly, it’s a pain to keep current but I also recognize there are a lot of you that like to use it for a quick reference. The blade may not always be correct, but if you can interpret the model numbers, you’re okay. And of course, just because it’s on the Current Inventory page doesn’t guarantee it’s in stock. Check the storefront. I have had the rare occurrence where a knife will be in stock, showing up on the Current Inventory page but NOT in the Store.
I added around 30 knives to the store today. There was another bunch of the 48’s that came in as well as some ‘fill ins’ I picked up. In addition, I added around 10 new/old stock knives this morning. In fact, there are a couple of relatively rare pieces that should show up under the “Rare or Very Limited” category.
Hope these categories make things a bit easier to plow through. There are just so many knives that deserve to be highlighted and I don’t want to make it too confusing.
I received an email a little over a week ago from James (Jim) Mcleod saying he saw that the Wounded Warrior Project store category was low on ‘product’. Without even asking if I’d like them, he simply said he’d send a pair of brand new, in the tube, collectible GEC knives as a donation. While I don’t want to solicit donations, this was too generous an offer to turn down. What Jim donated wasn’t just a run of the mill pair of GEC’s but a really, really NICE pair of GEC’s.
The first is a 530411 Northfield Red Stag, serial #04.
The second knife is truly a gem. It’s a 362211 Northfield Burnt Stag. Great Eastern made a grand total of 3 of these in 2011.
Both of these will show up in the store under the Wounded Warrior Project category a little later this morning. Remember, the proceeds from items in that category are donated to the Wounded Warrior Project to help our returning injured vets. It’s a great organization and the money is going to help some folks that not only need the help, but truly deserve it.
It’s really gratifying to see this kind of selfless giving. Thanks again Jim!!!
I’m trying to keep the Current Inventory list a bit more ‘current’. Inventory changes on a daily basis and it’s just not possible to update and publish the list everyday. Yesterday I encouraged using the RSS feeds to help stay current on new additions and I know there are quite a few of you that use it already.
I also regularly get asked if the ‘knife pictured is the knife I’ll get’. In 99% of the listings, yes. Buying online is tough enough and I want as few surprises for my customers as possible with color variations, etc. With stag, it gets really critical. The exceptions are some of the delrin and less expensive knives. If there’s a possibility of significant variation, I’ll try to get pictures of each knife.
The Wounded Warrior Project merchandise has sold out about as fast as I’ve gotten it listed in the store. As promised, the pricing has been competitive and you’ve responded accordingly. Resultant sales have amounted to over $500 in donations and thank you very much!!! I’m working on finding some more items to add to the category so keep watching.
We have a local program called “Lucky Dog” which in all likelihood will be the next recipient of the WWP proceeds. Lucky Dog trains companion dogs which are being place with veterans. There was a recent show on the Animal Planet about guide dogs and they had a paraplegic Iraq War vet relating his experiences with his dog. Prior to getting the dog, he was unresponsive to outside stimuli and pretty much was functioning without any emotions of sadness, anger or happiness. As he said, the dog literally brought him back from the dead. Incredible story.
Anyway, that’s what’s been going on. Lots of new/old stock knives to get through yet. In the collections of knives I’ve acquired are some older Schatt & Morgans, Queen, Winchester and around 60 Case knives. Very nice stuff.