Its long over due for an update and follow up on some new knife listings. First let me give you a brief update.
I’ve spent the last week going through the latest collection I acquired and am close to having everything listed. There are a few stray pieces to get to yet but I should have them finished up this week.
From the response, its obvious there were some really fine pieces to be had. There are some left in the store and 10 more went in this morning. As I believe I had said earlier, this was one of the nicer collections I’ve handled in a while. There were a number of rare pieces as well as some of the nicest stag handles you’ll see. Always fun to go through a group like this.
The 82’s are a nice knife but they didn’t seem to generate the excitement some of the other GEC releases have. I think there’s certain amount of Barlow hangover out there and the medium to larger size stockman have the most appeal for someone looking for a ‘tool’. And a fine tool the 82 stockman is!
The Bullnose moved out as usual and again, for the price it’s a good choice. Case has had a great deal of success with their Sodbuster and the Bullnose seems to be GEC’s response. Its just a solid design that works.
More exciting to me was the arrival of a couple more knives from White River Knife & Tool. I still have roughly 20+ on backorder so I welcome anything new with open arms! The White River line is definitely one of the best premium fixed blades I’ve handled. While I’ve long been a Bark River fan, I’m changing horses.
I’ll try to put a short video up this week covering one or two more of the White River’s. I wish everyone could get there hands on a White River to really get the feel and appreciation for the quality they’re putting out.
The last item I wanted to mention was the inventory shortage of Hess Knives. Once again, I have several dozen on backorder for well over 30 days and hope to see them arrive soon (hopefully this week!).
The Hess Knives have always done well for me but in the last few weeks there’s been a mild run on them. As a result the inventory is pretty scant right now. Like the White River, Hess puts out a high quality product. Hess sticks with the traditional 1095 steel in their blades and produces a lot of knife for a very reasonable price. Good stuff!