This weekly update bears good news for the Northland. It is finally WARMING UP!!!!! Without a doubt, this has been one long cold winter and right now 50 degrees feels pretty damned good with promises of better weather yet next week. Exactly what we need to melt some ice.
I listed a few Queen/Schatt & Morgan odds and ends this week. On of the ‘finds’ is an incredibly well executed 5 blade Sway Belly Prototype.
I believe these were released in 2010. I’m not sure what the covers were but the Proto is smooth brown bone. Really a nice knife.
There’s another incredibly rare GEC that I came up with as well. It’s a Tidioute 362208 that includes a handwritten note of provenance signed by Ken. It’s been tucked in the safe for several years and I thought I might share it with you. Not quite sure what I’m going to do with it but it’s a shame to have it sit in the safe.
It’s always interesting to see what got tucked away and forgotten. Somewhere I think I’ve still got a copy of David Anthony’s Book on Great Eastern Cutlery signed by both Ken and Bill. That’s another hard to find collectible. Not sure how many got signed by BOTH Ken and Bill but I know it was only a handful.
I’ll remind everyone over the weekend that the deadline for entering the Ice Out Contest is rapidly approaching. You’ve got until midnite CST this Monday, April 23 to get in. There’s no charge to enter, you don’t have to be a customer, no secret handshake or code words required, overseas entries welcome! You don’t get put on a mailing list and if ya don’t enter ya can’t win. That simple.