Yup, finally got the Trestle Pine Knives Store open!! A couple of notes are worth passing on. 1) It’s a new storefront so I’m ‘gonna’ anticipate a few glitches (I built it). 2) The products listed are only part of what will ultimately be listed. I have over 50 Helle and Karesuando products to list yet. 3) Like me, and all of my projects, it’s a work in progress. In other words….have patience.
This is a major deviation from the TSA Knives store and it’s going to allow me to branch off into different products that interest me. It was time for me to move on and jump into a project that got my heart pounding again and Trestle Pine Knives is just what I needed.
If you’ve followed TSA Knives for any length of time you know I enjoy spending time in the outdoors. While I’m out there I love trying out new products but the axes and hatchets are items I’ve not spent much time on.
There’s also been some interest in knife throwing, axe/hatchet throwing and cowboy shooting events in my area. When I was a kid we used to play the old game of mumbley peg with our pocket knives and experimented throwing our pocket knives (without much success) at various targets. Guess I never really outgrew my fascination with throwing things at a target and making them stick. (Instead I play golf and shoot targets).
And speaking of axes or hatchets, how many of you ever really considered the tool you use when your chopping or splitting wood? A lot of people (including myself) weren’t aware of the different blade styles for different applications. The blade of an axe actually isn’t so different (in use) than the blade design of knives. Different shapes have different purposes. And yes, it does make a difference. And they both work a helluva lot better if they’re sharp!
The knives from Helle and Karesuando also caught my interest. I like the simple practicality of some of the European designs and really like the laminated steels. (The Fallkniven laminated blades have been a favorite of mine for many years.) If you buy a hatchet from Karesuando you’re gonna wonder why you didn’t do so before. A stainless steel head? If you’re a big game hunter you’ll understand what a great idea that is.
It’s all relatively new to me and it’s all exciting. Matching a tool to a job is always rewarding when you put together the right combination. This brings a whole new dimension to my next field trip up north. Can’t wait!!!