When I sat down to type this weekly update it suddenly hit me that Christmas is just eight weeks from today???? Time flies when you’re having fun, eh?
News coming from Queen Cutlery is the upcoming Blade Show release of another Bill Ruple collaborative knife. There will be both a Jigged Bone and a Stag offering. These have been a popular series and I have no doubt the single blade trapper will be just as popular. I like the concept of the “special cut bolster lanyard’ and am anxious to see it in person.
Next week I’ll kick off a Wounded Warrior Project Auction for a special build Trestle Pine Knives Buddy.
I’ll get the details out next week, but basically I want to coordinate the auction with the upcoming Veteran’s Day. Dave Taylor donated the wood and mosaic pins which resulted in a great looking, practical sized knife for everyday carry. Hopefully, we can raise some money for our wounded vets.
Hunting season is getting underway in most parts of the country and knife sales are reflecting that. Fixed blades and larger folders are selling nicely. The Superior has been moving steadily and the inventory of Ash and Oak are both getting low. I brought in a few more of the Estwing hatchets and have more coming in next week as well as more of the Hess fixed Blades. All told, it’s been the second best October I’ve had in the last 10 years. No complaints!
Somebody commented earlier about the recent pictures in the storefront being better quality of recent. I picked up a new camera and am still learning but it was long overdue. I’d been getting by with my old Nikon Coolpix, but just barely. After seeing the moose and wolf earlier this fall, I decided it was time to take it up a notch. Bear with me as I learn how to use it, but in the meantime, anything is an improvement!
I’ve got some news to share about the Trestle Pine Knives project that I’ll share with you later on. I’d do it now, but gotta run!!!