I listed the first of the #35 Churchill I received yesterday and have to say it’s a nice sized ‘cigar’. It fits the hand nicely and doesn’t weigh a ton in your pocket.
When you put the two knives side by side you quickly understand where the model number came from. The earlier #53 on the right (below) got shrunk down to a #35 Chruchill (left). I was never a huge fan of the original 53 due to the size but the new #35 feels a whole lot more pocket friendly.
There will more of these coming in with different handles in the next few weeks. Typically, the Northfields will be the last to come through.
A quick note on the Hurricane Sale. I have to admit that I’ve made an ‘offline’ transaction that cleaned up some of the intended sale items. My intent was to get more knives in the store, but when it comes to fund raising, I’ll take it where I can get it! What I’ve done is lower the prices this morning on the few knives left in the category and will get a couple more in there before the day’s out. I want to wind this up by the weekend so don’t wait!
I’m a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and make it a point to send a check every now and then to help. With the hurricanes hitting the southern states and Puerto Rico as hard as they have, just seemed like it was time to support the Salvation Army and Red Cross a bit. It’s good to have a business that pays the bills and has some excess left over to give back. Anybody tells you they’re making too much money, suggest they send some of those excess funds to folks in need.
I just had time to get a few items listed in the store under the Hurricane Sale Items heading. Hopefully, they’ll be of interest. You’ll find Used items, New items with flaws, and Used items with flaws. I’ve tried to be clear as to what the issues might be and photographed any cosmetic issues that are visible. In the next week or two I’ll try to continue adding items.
The prices are set so that I won’t accept returns on the sale items so if you have any doubts, don’t pull the trigger. If you have questions, ask. All of the items ship free and we can’t/won’t ship any autos overseas.
Yesterday a couple of new Schatt & Morgans arrived and were added to the storefront. One was a popular pattern we haven’t’ seen in a while and the second was a total surprise. AND… the is a Hurricane Sale Coming.
Part of a run of 30 pieces each, the Large Stockman is available in Black Micarta, Ironwood and the Orange Burl pictured above. This is a generously proportioned knife that is great for anyone needing a real working knife.
The next ‘surprise’ were the Baby Doctor knives. I say they were a surprise as we don’t see a lot of Doctor Knives released regardless of size.
While that Spatula blade is a bit of an oddity for many, believe me it has a lot of utility. Years ago I smoked a pipe and found that blade incredibly handy. It works great as a mini pry bar for opening paint and varnish cans. While not perfect as a screwdriver, it will work. With a little tweaking it should work fine as a striker for the Fire Steel. And on it goes…
And finally, there’s a hurricane sale coming. I’ve accumulated a few knives that I’m going to offer at some sale prices to try and clean things up around here. In addition, a portion of the sales will go to either the Red Cross or the Salvation Army to offer a little aid for the folks getting the hell kicked out of them from the recent round of hurricanes.
The knives are going to be a mixture of auto’s, traditional and maybe a few fixed blades. I take a fair number of knives to the shows I attend and some of the knives become ‘demonstrators’. Some have boxes or packaging that’s gotten worn. A few are knives that arrived or customers returned with cosmetic issues. And some are knives which came out of collections I acquired that have been used. The mixture will include some S&M Autos, used GEC’s, knives I don’t regularly carry like a Stryder or maybe a MicroTech or even an auto Buck. How about a used GEC / Schrade Auto?
I’m going to start putting a few up today to get things started.