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Early Update 8.3.16

This weekend is the family get together and I thought I’d better say whatever I’ve got to say a bit early.  By Friday I expect if we’re not fishing, tubing, skiing, water balloon fights or eating I plan on sleeping.

This past week I added some outstanding Schatt & Morgan Limited Run Executive Jacks and Gunstocks.  The fit, finish and stag on these is outstanding.  There’s both Torched Stag and Amber Stag.  All great looking.

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I regularly catch hell for not putting up the greatest looking photo’s and the main reason is I don’t wipe the blades free of oil before shooting them.  When a shipment comes in it usually involves taking 100+ photos which means cleaning each and every blade. And I don’t like removing the factory lube if it isn’t necessary.

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I have to admit, I’m a bit disappointed in the new packaging these knives came in.  Queen is using a lighter weight one piece white box rather then the traditional two piece black or green boxes.  One of the problems will be shipping them.  If they go out in a padded envelope they’re going to get crushed really easily so I’ll most likely start shipping them inside a cardboard tube to protect the packaging.  I sent management a note expressing a hope these were a temporary change but haven’t heard anything back so am guessing, this is the future.

Tuesday evening I spent a little time perusing some of the discussion boards and am amazed at how quiet things are.  It seems that GEC is stuck in another SFO cycle and the next regular run item coming soon will be the 72 Cody Scouts later this month followed by the 15’s sometime in September?  Nothing really new.  Beyond that….. who knows.

Queen’s been keeping busy releasing short runs almost on a weekly basis.  It’s been nice seeing the quality of stag they’ve been running lately.  I know it’s in relatively short supply and quality stag is at a premium.

I’ll try to get back to the blog on Monday and fill you in on my weekend.  The weather is looking to cooperate and other then a bumper crop of mosquitoes, things are looking good!  Gotta get ready to entertain!

1 thought on “Early Update 8.3.16

  1. Man those new Queen boxes are disappointing. What a piece of crap!
    I know it’s the knife that one buys but I do save all the boxes and paperwork in case my interests change and some knives go up for resale at some future time. I thought the nice sturdy two piece boxes were a sign of quality in the entire product combination and something that Queen sorely needed. Those attractive two piece boxes were one thing Queen had over GEC and the “tubes”.
    The new flimsy boxes are not progress, (in my seldom humble opinion……).

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