Another late Weekly Update 6.11.17

It always gratifying to hear from the blog readers when I miss the Friday update.  All I can say is everything is going fine and it’s just summer in Lakes Country.  LOTS going on.

It’s been a couple of weeks that included acquiring a different boat, new camper, getting a prairie dog shoot lined up in North Dakota and finishing up the spring ‘planting’.  And then throw in a funeral, wedding anniversary, wife’s birthday, getting things ready for her to have some minor knee surgery and getting the old boat and camper sold.  Add to that a bunch of new knives coming in and you quickly run out of time.

I’ve gotten more feedback regarding Blade and by all reports it was a success in every sense of the word.  The crowd must have been incredible and knives were flying off the tables.  One of the fun things to share from Blade is a picture and an email I received from Ken regarding Queen’s Kiddo Knives project.

“There was a whole lot of this going on, to the tune of about 80 smiles. This is what makes it worth while to me.”  (Ken Daniels)

“Mr. Ryan and Mr. Ken,

We cannot thank you enough for the Kiddo knife program. Our son was so excited to see you this year, he kept his coin in his hand all morning until we could make it to your booth. 
Mr. Ryan,
As your dad instructed me to do so, I have attached a picture of William with his Queen Kiddo knife and I am supposed to tell you that he said to include him in your next catalog. 
Again, thank you both for your kindness and generosity. Please know your program is a success. With your knife this year, our kiddo wants to make his own knife case like his daddy’s.”
What an incredible way to promote knife collecting with the younger generation.  It’s great to see a group of individuals and a company like Queen promote the industry.
This week also saw the arrival of the Schatt & Morgan #3EXP Mountain Man Express.  What a sweet auto.   I’m going to try to put up a brief review of this one tomorrow.  I’ve shipped most of the Pre-order knives already but haven’t had time to list any in the store.  My order was short due to the high demand at Blade, but more are being run and should be coming through soon.
Four Rare Handle Options for the #3EXP Mountain Man

I also received the latest run of the GEC 38 Specials.  Handle options include the Northfield Indian Paint brush and ALVS Green Abalone.  These will also show up in the store tomorrow.

And that my friends is what’s been going on!  Our summer days start early and supper usually doesn’t happen until 7-8PM most nights, later others.  We don’t have a lot of time to make up for those long winter days and have to make the most of it.

2 thoughts on “Another late Weekly Update 6.11.17

  1. What a great photo, you can’t buy smiles like that. Congrats on the boat & the new camper, (pics please), and have fun shootin’ them varmints. Only question I have is about that cryptic “planting” reference? Dunno what you are planting, but I wish you good luck with it.

    1. I’m talking about tomatoes and peppers and cucumbers, flowers, etc, etc. I tried to trim the size of the garden back this year but that never seems to work.

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