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Weekly Update 11.10.17 & Thank You Veterans!

Tomorrow, November 11, is the traditional day set aside to salute our Veterans.   A tip of the hat and a sincere thanks to all of you that served and are serving is in order.  None of us would be enjoying the freedoms we have without your service.

Even though tomorrow is actually Veteran’s Day, the post office is closed today.  As a result, I had hoped we might see some more of the GEC Bull Moose arrive but it’s not gonna happen today!  It took a while for them to take off but once people had them in hand a couple of folks came back for seconds.  Nice pattern!  I was also hoping the first of the Trestle Pine Gunflints would be coming in this week, but no such luck.  On top of that, the Froglube liquid didn’t make it this week either!!!!

I’ll mention it again as the date gets closer that there is a gun show at the Moorhead, Minnesota National Guard Armory the Friday afternoon and Saturday following Thanksgiving.  This condensed time show has really proven popular for both exhibitors and attendees.  It goes from 4-8PM Friday afternoon and runs from 9-5 on Saturday.  There’s quite a bit of room to move around and the quality/mixture of knives and gun stuff covers a broad spectrum.  I’ll be there with three tables of assorted ‘stuff’.

The only other ‘news’ is we’ve officially iced in for the winter.  The lake we live on is one of the last to freeze over in our area and last nite it became official.  Wouldn’t recommend going ice fishing yet but with the way the weather has been I’m betting people will be on the ice Thanksgiving weekend.

I’ve been filling the feeders and this morning had Blue Jays, Cardinals, Nuthatches, Chickadees, the assorted Finch and a Pileated Woodpecker drop in.  The poor squirrels hardly had a chance.

 

 

GEC Bull Moose, Trestle Pine Delay, Queen EDC Knives

It’s been an interesting week so let’s jump right into it!  First is the arrival of the GEC Bull Moose.  I like it.  At 4″ OAL closed it’s a good size for a serious ‘working’ EDC knife.  The first one is a Tidioute with Green Jigged Bone handles and it looks great and feels great in your hand.

811217 Tidioute Bull Moose

The last of the 351217 Churchill’s also arrived.  I was really surprised to see the short run Green Banana come through with the ‘banana’ shield.  GEC ran the “Tango” a few years ago with the Guitar shield which was interesting.

35 Churchill Green Banana

I should have shot a picture of the label on the tube with the monkey peeling a banana, but the banana shield…..not sure what I think of that.  You have to admit it is unique!

An interesting note is the new tang stamp “CKC” which replaces the traditional “TIW” (Tidioute Iron Works).  It’s meant to stand for “Carbon Keeps Cutting”.

New Tang Stamp

I had a phone call yesterday and two emails so far asking about the Queen EDC knives showing up on Ebay.  The blades have been etched EDC and it sounds like they have various cosmetic issues.  Until yesterday I wasn’t aware of them and it appears they’re not being sold through dealers.  About all I know is Queen has put up a disclaimer on their website regarding any warranty on them.

The last item deals with the Trestle Pine Gunflint.  I was promised and assured these would arrive no later then the 1st of November.  Yesterday I found out they’ll START shipping the second week of November.  The Topper was almost two months late so I guess 2 weeks late is an improvement!!!

But the real downer greeted me this morning with our first measurable snow.   Last night we had 40+mph winds, temps in the 20’s and icy roads.  It’s way too early for this kind of weather!

First Snow