Time for another weekly update! A week into July already and it’s prime summer time in lakes country!! Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.
Let’s see, where to begin? How about the release of the first photo of the upcoming Schatt & Morgan #3EXP with a Damascus blade.
The Damascus is Alabama Damascus and it looks fantastic! My understanding is this is a 416 layer Damascus hardened to 58-60Rc. There are a lot of inexpensive, low quality imported Damascus blades out there, but this isn’t one of them. It not only looks great, but should make a tough working blade as well. There will be four different Damascus patterns randomly offered on the different handle options.
The Damascus will start shipping the first of the week, so I’m hoping I have them in hand by next weekend. I’ve increased my initial order quantity but if you’re interested, I wouldn’t wait till the last minute.
A couple of new releases from Queen include a Schatt & Morgan #27 Muskrat in Smooth Green Bone and Smooth Oiled Bone.
There are also Schatt & Morgan #41 Copperheads in Black Micarta and Torched Stag. The Torched Stag is outstanding. I don’t know where Ken’s getting the stag, but it’s some of the nicest I’ve seen in a while.
Great Eastern is finishing up the 66 Calf Ropers and announced a new release to slide in called the Churchill. My first guess is it’s a slightly shrunken down version of the #53 Cuban. Should be a nice size. Makes me wonder if we might see a redo of the Moose pattern in the future?
They also brought out the Calf Pen. I didn’t bring any of these in, but will be glad to order one for anyone interested.
I want to thank my friends in Germany for posting on Facebook some outstanding photo’s of the Trestle Pine Knives. Julian Holzberger specializes in photographing knives and does a fantastic job of it! Sven Kinast owner of Messer Depot also does some incredible photo work. I recommend checking out Sven’s online store as he makes some of the best looking Kydex sheaths I’ve seen. Sven carries the Trestle Pine Knives in his shop in Solingen and if you’re in Germany, be sure to drop by.
That’s the short version of the week gone by! Personally, I had a great 4th. Our company couldn’t make it up but we had some other friends drop by unexpectedly, which was great. We spent a quiet 4th and watched the fireworks on the lake from our deck. The crowd in town on the beach was probably one of the biggest I’ve can remember. With 80 degree temps and a clear blue sky, who could ask for more? How about picking up a new prairie dog rifle this afternoon???? Ya, that’s the perfect ending to a great week.