I’ve updated the name of the TSAK Blog to “By the way folks“. The main reason is to avoid the confusion that the TSAK Blog is still related to TSA Knives. My intent is to use the blog to continue talking about knives and the cutlery industry on occasion, but to also use it as a format to cover other topics. That might be making knives, making leather sheaths, travel experiences, sharing information and experiences you might find interesting and every now and then share a story. Hope you find it interesting and stick around to read more.
Update your links to include bythewayfolks.com as one of your favorites to visit.
Trestle Pine Knives was first conceived under the TSA Knives banner around 2014. It was originally the tang stamp for a series of knives I had built for me by Queen Cutlery and Hess Knives.
In 2019 I had the opportunity to sell TSA Knives, LLC to close family friends, Erin & Pat McGlynn. They had worked with me for a short period of time before deciding they’d like the opportunity to buy the business. A condition of the sale was that I would retain the Trestle Pine Knives tang stamp.
Little did I realize that a very short time later I would launch a new venture under the Trestle Pine Knives heading. At the same time, I’ve retained a very close relationship with Erin and Pat and continue to collaborate with them on different projects.
The TSA Knives blog dated back to 2009 and we all agreed it would be a shame to let it fall by the wayside. As a result, I renamed it the TSAK Blog and continue with the occasional post with product reviews, field experiences and a safe place for me to vent once in a while. More then anything, I want to keep things fairly light and every now and then, enlightening as well.