Today saw the last of the current 71 Bull Nose production. I listed the Red Linen Micarta and they look great. In fact, I’ve never been a great fan of the Delrin and the Linen Micarta is a welcome change. Next up are the Whalers.
I talked to Chris on Thursday and there may be a few start shipping to dealers today. Chances are best that we’ll see them start going out in numbers next week. With any luck, by late next week we should start to see them show up.
As soon as they arrive I’ll be sending out invoices for the early order Whalers. Price will reflect the deposit you made and shipping will be added to overseas orders only. Watch for your invoice to arrive from PayPal as I’m allowing a72 hour window to receive payments. IF the payment doesn’t show up in that time, you lose your deposit and the knife goes up for sale in the store. If you plan to send a money order, be sure to let me know so you don’t lose your knife.
While talking with Chris I mentioned the GEC buttons that I’ve been selling and donating the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project. So far, all I’ve offered is a set of 10 different pins which have gone over really well. Well, thanks to Chris and the generosity of GEC, there’s a special offer coming.
What GEC is doing for me (and the WWP) is donating a limited number of complete sets of all the pins that GEC has made to date. At this point I don’t even know for sure how many that is but it is going to be a bunch. The number of sets will be limited to around a dozen and the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
I won’t be taking any reservations or early orders for these as I don’t know for sure how many pins there will be in a set or what the price will be. It’s also going to be a while before these come in but I wanted to throw it out there for everyone to think about. Thanks again to Chris and GEC for this offer.
And to clarify the Bolster in regards to the upcoming 44’s. The Northfields will have Brass bolsters with the exception of the Stag which will have nickel silver bolsters. It is shown that way in the mock up GEC published but I had it listed as ‘brass’ in the storefront.
Finally, the ice conditions are a changing! I took a drive around the lake this morning and signs of deterioration are increasing.
The shallow areas are starting to open up but there’s still a lot of ice to go yet. Temperatures have cooled off a bit but the wind (which is a major factor) has been steady and persistent. The winds have been in the 20-30k range and that’s the trend for the next 4 or 5 days. AND by Monday they say we could see temps in the 70’s. That combination is going to speed things up.
It’s about time to start thinking about getting boats, docks and lifts ready to go in the water. Sooon I hope!!