I’m happy to let my customers in Germany know that there is now a Trestle Pine Dist in Solingen, Germany that will be carrying the Trestle Pine Knives. The name of the shop is Messerdepot owned and operated by Sven Kinast. Here’s the link to his website and store address: Messerdepot I’m hopeful that it works out for both of us!
Schatt & Morgan released a new 21 Senator today in several handle options. REALLY a nicely finished little pocket knife.
An interesting detail is Queen/Schatt & Morgan has reverted to the old Gowanda New York style tang stamp. This was one of the original tang stamp styles used by Schatt & Morgan at the turn of the century.
I don’t know if it’s purely coincidental or not that they revived this old tang stamp about the same time we’re seeing the old time quality come back. It’ll be interesting to see if this tang stamp continues in use.
The GEC 54’s also arrived yesterday. Nice looking knife. I received the Jigged Brazilian Cherry and Red River Acrylics. The Red River Acrylic is a nice subtle acrylic with interesting ‘figure’. I think there is one more ‘regular’ run knife coming in bone.
The last note is an update on the fixed blade Trestle Pine Buddy. I got a call yesterday that they were shipping the Buddy’s this week. When I asked how they looked the answer was….’outstanding’. Evidently the wood I shipped out finished really nicely. There will be a few pieces of Curly Koa, a few more Box Elder Burl, Afzelia Lay, Black Ash Burl and Curly Maple. Really hoping I get them by weeks end.