This has to be a short update as I’m leaving to pick up my buddy Isaiah when I’m done to spend a few days with me again this summer. Its a chance to get him out of those steamy Iowa cornfields for a few days and let him soak in some northern lake water.
The big news this week was the arrival of the Trestle Pine Topper. I only listed a couple of the knives to start off as I’m waiting for the rest of the labels. Suppose I could ship them out in plain white tubes, but… think I’ll hold off for the labels. About half of the knives came in this week and as I said, I’m really pleased with the end product. Queen did an outstanding job finishing these.
I’ve had a number of nice messages/phone calls regarding the Trestle Pine’s in the last week and someone asked me if I had a dedicated Trestle Pine website. Yes. There’s a brief story about ‘why’ Trestle Pine knives and a bit of information about the knives. You can check it out at: www.trestlepineknives.com
Another notable piece of news was an article Jan Carter over at the iKC site sent me. John Bamford had posted a link regarding potential upcoming changes regarding knife purchasing regs in the UK. In a nutshell, it sounds like they’re working on a law that would harshly restrict online sales of knives to UK residents. If a UK resident were to purchase a knife through an online source, the buyer could only take possession of the knife if they were to physically pick it up from the seller. John, I’d love to have you come to Minnesota to pick up your next knife purchase, but I can’t blame you if you opt out. Ridiculous.
I’ve posted it before, but at times like this it bears repeating.
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx
It gets so frustrating watching these (supposedly) well meaning law makers come up with new laws that are totally ineffective. I’ve watched it happen to the gun industry over the years and have spoken up and written letters to try and influence the outcome of some of the proposals. Sometimes our voices are heard and I sincerely hope our friends in the UK speak loudly with a single voice to try and stop the passage of the proposal
Gotta run, but watch for more of the Trestle Pine Toppers to show up on the website next week!!!