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Collection Listings

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.

Humpback Whittler Lockback Collection
“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.

GEC 53 Burnt Stag Collection
538311 Burnt Stag

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.

Knife Collection Acquisitions

I’m really happy to have completed a couple of knife collection acquisitions over the last few weeks.  Here are a few pix.

Case Cheetahs
Miscellaneous GEC’s
Case, Queen, Schatt & Morgan Knives

Miscellaneous…miscellaneous.

And there are some really nice pieces among them.  Here’s a good example.

Case EX344 SS Lion Paw 5/29/14

Between the two collections there are roughly 300 pieces so it’s going to take a while to get through them all.  From what I’ve seen so far, all are as new in their original boxes.

There are around 80-100 Queen / Schatt & Morgans as well.  Some of them are earlier knives such as the Premier Series.

And a few harder to find pieces like this medium Scout Knife.

The Great Easterns include some choice pieces like the Genuine Stag Serialized Toothpick.  They only made 32 pieces in Genuine Stag and you sure don’t see many of them come up for sale.

GEC 281211J Genuine Stag

Great group of knives!!

Gun Show, S&M Toothpicks, Collections Acquired

Lots to cover this morning!  First, let me remind everyone of the gun show to be held at the Detroit Lakes, MN National Guard Armory Saturday April 29 and Friday April 30.  Show hours are from 9 till 5 Sat and 9 til 3 on Sunday.  I’ve got four tables reserved and plan on bringing in an assortment of knives and miscellaneous ‘stuff’.

Over the weekend a box arrived from Queen containing some #20 Schatt & Morgan Toothpicks.  Queen has been using more wood on their handles of late and are really coming up with some great looking ones. Pictured below are (top to bottom) Oak, Golden Maple and Desert Ironwood.  An interesting point is the “1 of 30” etch on the Oak that is missing on the other two.  My understanding is these are all part of a run of 30 each.

Just before I sat down to write this, the Northfield two blade Sweet Pickle Jig Bone Weasels arrived.  I believe that’s the end of the run of 48’s.

488217 Sweet Pickle Jigged Bone

The last note for the morning is I’ve accumulated around 30-40 knives from several small collections and will try to start listing some of them today.  It’s a pretty eclectic group with a little bit of everything from GEC.  There’s Ancient Kauri Wood, Genuine Stag, Primitive Bone, Natural Stag and so on.  Interesting group of older knives.

 

S&M John Henry & More Good News

Good weekend for buying and some new knife additions from Queen arrived today.  The BIG news from Queen is the Schatt & Morgan John Henry.  And I mean big in every sense of the word.

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At 5.5″ closed, weighing almost 6 ounces, this is one big ‘pocket’ knife.  Blade steel is 1095 and the Stag is outstanding.  Only 30 were made in Stag.

Schatt & Morgan John Henry
Schatt & Morgan John Henry

The second John Henry is finished with Dark Curly Maple and again, the handle material is really nice.

S&M John Henry Dark Curly Maple
S&M John Henry Dark Curly Maple

The other good news was finally closing the deal on a pair of collections of 50+ knives.  Included in the two is an assortment of the recently released GEC 15’s and a few of the 74’s as well.  Better yet are the group of older GEC’s and an excellent collection of Cotton Samplers.

The Cotton Samplers include GEC’s, the GEC Krack a Jacks, Schatt & Morgan, Northwoods and some Tuna Valley’s.  A number of these were very limited run knives and the stags are all top quality.

It’s probably going to be late this week or even the first of next week before I get them in.  My guess is it’ll be after the 4th of July holiday before I get to sort things out and get any listed.  I’m really anxious to see what all is in the lots!!!

I feel lucky to have been able to pick up some really choice pieces from collections, but I’m always looking for more.  If you have a collection you’re thinking of parting with or know of anyone breaking up their collection, I’d really appreciate a chance to make an offer.  It’s easier to bid on a larger lot then two or three knives, but….. always interested in whatever you might have.