I’ve been adding some new additions to the storefront from a couple of collections and I wanted to let you get a flavor for some of the knives in the group. This Tuna Valley Lock Back Trapper has probably some of the nicest popcorn stag I’ve seen in several years.
Finally, there should be a few single blade #14 Boys Knives available in the store after the reservations were filled. These have been coming in, in small batches and I believe I got the last of the 14 single blades today. Along with them were a few of the Nifebrite two blades (which were sent out to fill pre-orders).
I just finished putting up pages to pre-order the 14 Lick Creek GEC knives. This round we know up front what the handle option colors are going to be which helps everyone out.
I don’t know what the anticipated ship date is but based on the 98 Camp Knives and all of the 15 Boys Knives coming through, I’d expect we’re probably out a couple of months. My bet would be sometime in June.
Finally got around to listing the latest short run released by Queen Cutlery. They’ve made a limited run of 100 pieces of their 64 Canoe finished in some exceptionally nice looking Stag. Nicely finished knife coming in under a hundred bucks.
I have a question mark as I’ve not run across Ebony this predominantly brown in color. Typically, I might mention the Ebony is Black with light streaks of Brown. On this lot… more like Brown with some stripes of Black.
Another curiosity I came across is a couple of the knives came with buttons inside the tube and can be pinned to a cap or lapel. Only a couple of knives had them so not sure if this is just an over-site that they weren’t included with all of the 15’s or if GEC is randomly including them. IF you need/want/expected one with your 15 and didn’t get one, contact GEC.
We saw a series of the One Arm Opening Knives a while back from GEC and this is their latest release. More handle materials are coming and there’s both a single and two blade option available in 1095 steel.
The concept is pretty simple. Just catch the tip of the blade on a solid surface and pry it open.
Surprisingly, all of the one arm opening knives I’ve handled from both GEC and Queen are actually pretty pocket friendly. When I first saw and felt the relatively sharp tip I assumed it could be a real pocket snagger. Actually…. not so much.
It’s an interesting pattern that probably has the most appeal to the collector, but nonetheless, it does have a certain practicality about it. Based on the #15 Boys Knife frame, the specs are consistent with the knives that have come before it.