The Trestle Pine Superiors arrived this afternoon and I’ve just started going through them. Here’s a sample of some of the ‘exotic’ handles. There will be a total of 14 different handle materials. Thirteen wood and some choice Stag.
The Masur Birch (L) and Thuya (R) are two woods I’ve not used before and came out with some stunning figure. Needless to say, I didn’t do many as I wasn’t sure how they would finish. Now I know!
There are a couple of subtle changes made on this release. The first are the Brass bolsters on the current run. I also moved the the nail mark about a 1/4″ closer to the tip to provide a little more leverage. Most people just pinch the blade between thumb and fore finger to open it, but now you’ll have a little more advantage if you use the nail mark.
The new release has a CPM154 blade upgraded from the original 154CM. I had Queen mark the reverse side of the tang with the CPM154 stamp.
I’m really pleased with the work Queen did on these. The grind on the blades looks great and the one’s I’ve looked at have a good out of the box edge. The goal with the Trestle Pine tang stamp has always been a good looking, high quality, every day carry knife and they definitely surpassed the mark!
Personally, I’m anxious to use the CPM154 and compare it to the 154CM. I’ve been carrying one of the Grand Portage’s since they came out and have really gotten attached to it. It’s going to be hard to retire it even temporarily. Tomorrow I’ll get busy listing these in the store.