Erin, at TSA Knives and I work together on a few things and one of them is finding and buying collections we might have an interest in. We each do our own thing through TSA Knives (Erin) and Trestle Pine Knives (me) but we’re close friends and look out for each other. So when a recent collection was offered for sale we agreed it was a great opportunity.
All of the knives will got through the TSA Knives store and I promise you there are some incredible gems. The knives are from a collection of a long time collector of GEC’s, Northwoods and Charlie knives. A lot of the knives I originally sold him and it was fun to get to see some of them again. To be honest, it’s one of the nicest groups of knives I’ve had in a long time.
I know Erin is avoiding taking ‘special’ orders and is putting the knives up for sale as time allows. Personally, I don’t blame her. A lot of times a collection like this comes up and you can end up spending more time answering the phone, emails and forwarding pictures when you could be listing the knives in the store. Have some patience as there are around 160 pieces to list.
I’m still on the hunt for more collections large or small. GEC’s, Northwoods, Spydies, I’m honestly not too particular. Contact me at greg@trestlepinekn ives.com if you have a collection or know of one for sale. Hope it’s not a problem, but I’m still paying CASH for collections. I know Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizer and Ammo may be the new coin of the realm, for now I’m still working with Dollars. If a premium collection were to come up, I MIGHT be able to throw in a couple rolls of Charmin TP to clinch a deal. But fair warning, it’s gonna have to be a damned nice collection!
I wasn’t surprised to get the notice that GEC was shutting down operations temporarily. All of us are seeing this happen in virtually all sectors of business. It’s going to be interesting to see what impact this has on the knife business, particularly in the collectible areas. GEC in particular moves the needle for dealers with every new release they bring out. If you make a living selling knives this is going to have an impact and not from just the GEC line.
Depending how long this economy shutdown lasts, we’re no doubt going to see shortages and outages of common cutlery items. Several of my Trestle Pine suppliers have sent out emails advising there will be shipping delays based on order volume increases. Now we’re seeing non-essential businesses being asked to suspend operations temporarily. Hard to believe anyone considers knives to be non-essential but I guess..
In an effort to ease the strain on some of your budgets, starting today through the end of the month I’m going to offer a 10% discount on all orders at Trestle Pine Knives. Just enter the code: CORONA at checkout and the discount will be applied to your order. For now, stay safe, stay home and enjoy spending time with loved ones.