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6/16: A little fine tuning to Shipping cost structure One of the most critical components of knife sales these days is shipping.  Nobody wants their knife to show up in a rolled up bubble envelope.  Nobody wants to pay as much for shipping as they do the knife.  And, to be brutally honest, free shipping

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Knife Pull Rating Goes (Somewhat) Scientific

In a somewhat obsessive fashion, I try to provide as much information in the description area as possible.  Having said that, I will admit that I am lazy, thus will never get around to fixing all the products that pre-date any one of my “enhancements”.  The latest tidbit of information that has bothered me is

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Knife Follies: Lotteries, Drops, and Early Reserves

For some reason there is a recent phenomenon in the knife market of mad rushes on speculative knife purchases; or as one customer called them – “lolly scrambles”. It is most obvious in my corner of the world on the TC Barlows.  Since each of 9+/- dealers share in a standard SFO run (500 knives),

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Queen Cutlery : The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Today’s American Pocket Knives, Part III

From time to time a customer will get a knife in the mail and email or call me to ask questions. Like, “This blade has a little play, is that common”, or “I just snapped a thumbnail, it this bear trap normal”. So, it may be time to have a conversation from a dealer perspective

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Great Eastern Cutlery : The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Today’s American Pocket Knives, Part II

From time to time a customer will get a knife in the mail and email or call me to ask questions. Like, “This blade has a little play, is that common”, or “I just snapped a thumbnail, it this bear trap normal”. So, it may be time to have a conversation from a dealer perspective

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Case Knives : The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – Today’s American Pocket Knives, Part I

From time to time a customer will get a knife in the mail and email or call me to ask questions. Like, “This blade has a little play, is that common”, or “I just snapped a thumbnail, it this bear trap normal”. So, it may be time to have a conversation from a dealer perspective

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