Once again, recovering last weekend, the weekly update is a bit late. Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July!! It was great weather up here with some rain showers but nothing big enough to change many plans. Great fireworks on the lake as usual and I ate enough to last me through the week.
Lots of knives coming and leaving this week. The 14 Boys knives continue to trickle through. There are still a few more Ebony and OD Green to come in, but for the most part they should be done. And another reminder, pay the invoice for your reservations within 3 days or they go into inventory and your deposit is gone. You’ll get a store invoice, a PayPal invoice and PayPal reminders each day so pretty hard to claim you missed seeing the bill.
The above pix are just a couple of knives out of a really fine group. The stag on all of the knives is absolutely some of the nicest you’ll see. There’s a Cotton King I’ll be listing this week with some of the gnarliest popcorn stag I believe I’ve ever come across. Just really stunning pieces.
I did some trading and ended up with a few more of the 15 Boys Knives which were listed and sold about as fast as they went in the store. Rare to have someone wanting to trade such new releases but I couldn’t pass them up. One of the Elk was really a fine piece with book end slabs that matched beautifully.
On a final note, I want to extend my condolences to Chris at GEC. She lost her dad just over a week ago and our thoughts go out to Chris and her family. Chris took a couple of weeks off and it’ll be good to see her back directing traffic at GEC soon.
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 bigin every sense of the word.
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.
The second John Henry is finished with Dark Curly Maple and again, the handle material is really nice.
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.
These kind of slid in under the radar yesterday. I meant to mention them on the blog, but too much going on and I forgot! There were two nice additions to the storefront. The first is a short run of 15 Schatt & Morgan 1C Cotton Samplers with ATS34 Blades and Black Jigged Bone handles.
The second was a handful of Schatt & Morgan #69 Barlow‘s with Keystone shields, sheepsfoot ATS34 blades and Winterbottom Handles. These were part of a run of 100 pieces that sold out quickly.
Two other knives that were listed in the store yesterday were the Schatt & Morgan #1C Exclusive Limited Production Cotton Sampler ( 1 of 50) with an ATS34 Blade, finished in Jigged Bone. It’s interesting that rather then inserting a brass liner in the lanyard hole, they left an oversize hole for a lanyard which makes a lot of sense if you wanted to add a piece of heavy cord or leather.
And a great looking #32 Schatt & Morgan Keystone short run (1 of 20) Congress Whittler in 420SS and Reverse Worm Groove Bone handles. The blade is also etched 1 of 20.
I particularly like the long, slim sheepsfoot blade on the Congress Whittler. Not only a great carving/whittler blade, the sheepsfoot design is a very practical profile for all kinds of cutting chores. The knife measures 4″ closed providing lots of handle for a nice secure grip. Fit and finish on both of these knives is excellent.