I was thrilled to get a note today from Sven Kinast at Messerdepot in Solingen, Germany that an article by Stefan Schmalhaus had been published in Messermagazin featuring the Trestle Pine Knives. Messermagazin is a high quality German based knife mag that I would compare to the US version of Blade. Sven handles the Trestle Pine Knives for me in his part of the world in addition to some other very high quality cutlery, including his own creations. Sven’s a talented knife maker, photographer and works miracles with Kydex!
The author/photographer Stefan Schmalhaus did a great job giving a brief genesis of the Trestle Pine line and explanation of what I’m doing. He brought out the point that it’s not a copy of the Case, Great Eastern or Queen product lines, but rather my own interpretation of a better mouse trap. The story behind the old growth wood handles brought it all together. Due to copy write constraints, I can’t republish the article. For all practical purposes, the article was very positive with only one minor criticism that the base of the blade is a touch to high when closed on the Superior.
Overall, I’m incredibly flattered to have received the attention. Since I started the Trestle Pine Knives project it hasn’t been about the money, but rather challenging myself to see if I really had a better idea. And if I did, would people buy it? Recognition in a major knife magazine like this for a small player like me is worth more than words can express.
(Disclaimer: For the record, I am not an advertiser in the magazine.)