I’ve started working through some of the knives I’ve accumulated from collection purchases. It can get a bit tedious as there are a lot of the Case knives I’m not that familiar with. In addition, I’ve come across a number of the Schatt & Morgan’s from early 2000 such as the Premier series that I haven’t had a lot of experience with. There have also been some S&M’s that I’ve not had the opportunity to see before such as this gem, a Premier Humpback Lockback Whittler.
I wish I had taken the time to shoot a few more pictures of the springs on this knife. It had to be a major PITA to build. Probably why we don’t see many of them! The fit and finish on the Premier’s I’ve seen so far has been excellent with mirror polished blades.
Another beauty is the 538311 Burnt Stag below. The stag on this knife is absolutely gorgeous if you like gnarly stag. This comes from an era when I felt GEC was at the top of their game when it came to high quality stag. What really helps make this knife a gem is the fact it is 1 of just 11 made.
And so it goes. When I buy a collection I rarely get a chance to thoroughly look at each and every knife at the time of purchase. I put a lot of faith and trust into what the seller tells me he’s offering. As a result, there are surprises. Not all of them good! So when I find a few knives like these in the lot it’s always rewarding.
Ever so often I’ll be asked if I have a specific pattern in stock. It might be a GEC, Case, Schatt & Morgan and so on. It’s really easy to search the store inventory just using the “Search” option. All you need is a keyword and you’re on your way. The Case knives are a great example of simplifying a search for a knife. There are so many models that I didn’t make an effort to break each one into it’s own listing. If you’re looking for a Texas Toothpick, enter the word “Toothpick”. Don’t worry about using the word Texas or the model number. “Toothpick” will pull up any knives listed under that title. Just a single keyword will usually get you on your way.
The next month is going to be busy. In another week I’m heading back up north for a few more days of camping before freeze up. Then I have a Gun Show mid October and a week later we head to North Dakota for the Pheasant Hunt and a little prairie dog shooting. Plus its the time of year when you start thinking about buttoning things up for winter. I’ll keep adding more knives from the collections to the store but I know it’s going to be slow going.
Finally, I want to remind everyone that the raffle for the Wounded Warrior Project knife will conclude on Monday so be sure to purchase your tickets soon. The response has been good so far and someone is going to end up with a really nice collectible.