It’s been a grueling week, but….. I’m back.First off, thanks to everyone that placed orders this week for having patience. Tomorrow morning, I start boxing up ‘Dusty Rose’s’ and everthing else that was ordered this week and they’ll go out on Tuesday. Monday’s a holiday.Second…Here’s what came in this week.735108 Northfield Dusty Rose735208 Tidioute Burnt Carved…
There are a pile of new knives coming through next week and I’ll try to get them up just as I get back. A couple of items that will be here by next weekend are:
- #73 Northfield in Genuine Stag. GEC ran a few of these a while back and we’re finally going to see a few more come through.
- #235208 Titioute with Two Blades in Grizzly Cut. This is a bit unusual as the #23 is usually a single blade. My understanding is that there are just a handful of these coming out now and GEC may go ahead …
I’m going to be temporarily suspending operations for the week of 8/23 through 8/30. The store will be open and orders will be accepted, but I won’t be shipping anything until 9/2/08. There’s a pile of new knives coming out this week and I’ll try to get everything updated in the store next Sunday.
This isn’t a vacation. It’s a rather vigorous weekend of camping, maybe some fishing and canoeing, knife testing possibly golf. Yeah, I know. Don’t feel too bad for me. I just hope the bears haven’t finished off the blueberries yet. Sounds like it was a great crop …
The Fuchsia #73’s sold out very quickly and I know a few of you didn’t get a chance at one. Sorry, but nothing I can do about it.
So this time around, I’m going to put the #73 Dusty Rose’s in the store for prebooking. I don’t have any photo’s availble, but my understanding is that they’ll be a pinkish..dusty rose color. A much lighter color then the Fuchsia. There will be less then 15 of these available and again, when they’re gone, they’re gone. I”ll be shipping them out starting the week of September 1.
I’ll post a photo as soon …
I just got confirmation this morning that I’ll be receiving another limited production #73. I believe it’ll be called Dusty Rose. This will be a Tidioute, non linerlock single blade. Production will be around 15 pieces total and I’ve taken the entire run.
It sounds like it’ll be a pinkish ‘rose’ color. Should be interesting!!
Those of you that get Blade magazine read the article on page 6 of the September issue, “Readers Respond” by Bram Frank.
In a nutshell, Germany has recently banned all ‘one hand’ opening knives and all folding knives with locking blades. Without trying to ‘reprint’ the article, it appears the lawmakers have effectively banned the sale and possession of Spyderco, CRKT, many, many others including a few Great Eastern knives. The logic is that these are weapons of choice of miscreants.
I recently got an email from Luke in Australia and we were discussing the upcoming US presidential elections. We’d previously talked about the Supreme …
Sometime back I’d written a brief article about the GEC’s being offered on Ebay with the 420HC blades and had made a few comments regarding a comparison with 440C. I’ve got my own opinions regarding 420 steels and meant to pass along the following link if you weren’t familiar with blade steels:
This is an excellent source of info with way more information then most of us need or want about blade steels. I always like to have a few good resources to fall back on and I’ve found this one to be great.
If you’ve got any favorite links for background …
Start saving your spare change gang. Here’s what’s coming up in the next couple of weeks.
- 23 Northfield Two Blade Manmade handle material NOT acrylic several colors
- 73 Northfield Single Blade Manmade handle material NOT acrylic several colors
- 23L Linerlock Tidioute Grizzly Cut
- 23L Linerlock Northfield Horsecut (only about 20)
- 73 Northfield Genuine Stag Single Blade (about 12)
- 73 Tidioute Burnt Carved Stag (bone?)
- 23L Northfield Jigged Buffalo Black
- 23L Northfield Jigged Buffalo Red
- 73 Single Blade no lock Jigged Buffalo Black
- 73 Single Blade no lock Jigged Buffalo Red
There’s probably going to be a couple more items come through in between, …