Sorry I missed posting a Friday update so I’ll try to make up with a few Monday notes. How’s that?
Actually, last week was relatively quiet as far as ‘new’ stuff showing up was concerned. I filled some inventory holes in the Swiss Army Knives and added some more Trestle Pine’s to fill in some voids as well. I’ve been waiting on some Queen #9 Stockman and 29 English Jack’s that were ordered about 3 weeks ago. Nothing yet!
I had hoped to get some more of the the Trestle Pine Buddy’s finished before Christmas with the Mosaic pins but it’s just not gonna happen. It’s a matter of making some decisions on handle material. To my friends in Germany and the surrounding area, I just checked the tracking information and a shipment of Trestle Pine Gunflint’s departed Frankfurt yesterday on their way to Sven Kinast at Messerdepot in Solingen. They should be showing up soon!
Great Eastern is in the midst of a massive run of the 78 American Jacks. That has to be a major Christmas present for GEC. Last count was 22 different versions of the 78’s coming through. To the best of my knowledge that has to be one of the largest runs of a pattern in one group that I can recall. As long as you like Spear blades, there’s gotta be something in there for handle material to appeal to everyone.
Christmas knife sales have been strong with over half of the orders for 2+ knives per order. What’s selling? Just about everything. It’s been interesting as a lot of the orders are for 2 identical pattern’s/handle materials. Gifts for the kids I assume. The Swiss Army Knives have been popular and make great stocking stuffers. A number of years ago we gave a Swiss Army Climber to the daughter of friends on her way to Europe for a semester of school. I don’t think she was overly impressed when she got it but sent us a note several weeks later telling us it was the handiest ‘tool’ she had in her kit.
Speaking of multiple orders of the same knife. When you go to a product page such as the Victorinox Swiss Army knives, ignore the ‘qty’ shown below the small index photos at the top of the page. That has nothing to do with the quantity available. I just noticed all of the SAK’s show “1” below the photos. Ignore it.
It’s been a little hard to get into Christmas mode up here as the weather just doesn’t look and feel like Christmas! Talked to my friends in Georgia this week and they’ve both had more snow in the last week then we’ve had all winter! Not complaining but it’s been mild and today I see we have an area about the size of two football fields with open water on our lake. I’ve never witnessed that this time of year. Our lake is about 65′ deep at max depth and is spring fed but we’re usually froze up tight by now. Keep your sled off the ice Santa!!