Hard to believe we’re on the verge of closing the books on 2017 and looking at another New Year. What started off to be what appeared to be another mild winter took a turn Christmas day that dropped our temperatures into the subzero range for the past week with no promise of a break until the ‘New Year’. Can’t wait!!! But 2017 has been a year to remember.
From a business standpoint, knife sales held steady all year with some nice surprises. The biggest surprise was the article in Messer Magazin featuring the Trestle Pine Knives. Sven Kinast at Messerdepot has done a fantastic job with the Trestle Pine Knives in Solingen, Germany. The feedback from overseas has been gratifying and to get that kind of positive feedback from the heart of knife country in Europe is incredibly gratifying. For a player as small as Trestle Pine Knives to get this kind of recognition was fantastic.
On a personal level, it was a year packed with memorable moments.
A few new stitches to kick off 2017
Add to these memorable moments the recent news that one of our nephews has been appointed District Judge in Minnesota and you have rounded out one incredible year!
Its gonna be tough to top 2017 in a lot of respects but we’re sure gonna try! My wife is going to retire next spring ( I think ) meaning time for more camping, a new hunting partner, golfing, entertaining and spending more time on the water. I’ve scaled back the knife business and plan to spend more time going to local shows and doing more of the things I really enjoy.
Thanks to all of you that contributed to making 2017 a great year for TSA Knives! Hope you had a full and eventful year and wish you all nothing but the best for 2018!!!