I’m sharing the Weekly Update a bit early this week. Time to head out to North Dakota, visit friends, shoot a few Prairie Dogs, enjoy a great meal and reeeelax. Can’t wait!
The GEC 15 run of regular knives is finished and the Bail & Chain series is coming up. Chris sent out a caveat to dealers asking that we pass on the following information. If you try to remove the Bail the odds are incredibly high that you will put a significant scratch in the bolster. Should you modify the knife by removing the bail, you just voided the warranty. GEC is NOT going to fix it. I think we all know that when you modify a product it typically voids the warranty, so be advised.
The Fenix UC35 V2.0 lights sold out FAST! As I said in the post last week, these are an incredible light at a bargain price. Apparently quite a few folks are familiar with the Fenix line and the response took me by surprise. I have more coming in an should have them back in the store next week. For now, you can place a back-order and I’ll get them out to you as soon as they come in.
There still isn’t any clear info regarding the upcoming 14’s. The last I heard there are going to be around 3000 SFO’s and no word of any regular production knives. I’m getting totally confused about the SFO’s as it seems the terms have changed. My understanding is that you need to order 100 knives, all the same handle to get in on an SFO. THEN, you are limited to just one handle. In other words, you can order 100 blue but not 100 blue, 100 red and 100 green. So, at best, you can only get 100 knives of a single handle and if you didn’t get in on the SFO you are SOL. So does this mean there were 30 dealers (clubs, individuals) that ordered 100 knives each? Don’t think so but I’ll be glad to be corrected.
I’ve had a couple of individuals wondering if there are any restrictions on who can get in on the SFO’s and to the best of my knowledge, if you can get your money on the bar, you’ll get served. Interesting business model.
The question keeps coming up as to when the liquidation auction of the assets of Queen/Schatt & Morgan will occur. I don’t know. As I recall all claims against the company had to be filed by June so I would assume once everything is inventoried and the proper paperwork executed, it’s just a matter of getting an auction date set. There are enough serious collectors out there that would love to get there hands on a few unique artifacts that I think it should be an interesting auction.
More interesting will be finding out who ends up with the Queen, Schatt & Morgan, Queen City and other trademarks. From day one my hope has been to see GEC purchase the names and get them back into production. Can you imagine the Schatt & Morgan lines coming out built to GEC quality standards?
I’m not sure that will happen however. It appears GEC is maxed out on production right now. The addition of Schatt & Morgan would most likely more then double the demand. My greatest concern would be seeing these names moved to an overseas production line.
I’ve been getting positive feedback regarding the crime report updates. It’s been suggested I make it a regular part of the regular blog posts. Even though it seems a bit twisted that readers enjoy following the criminal activities up here I’ll keep sharing at the risk of further revealing our crime problems. Our local guys and gals in Blue do a great job keeping things under control.
Remember a couple of weeks ago when the fellow suspected his girlfriend lifted $40 from his wallet?
Well, let’s not forget the old biblical saying that we shall reap what we sow!