The photos are in and the readers have spoken. On your recommendation, and with my concurring opinion Stuart B. has been chosen the contest winner. We appreciate all of the entries, every one of which was better than my pathetic attempt that the winner will be replacing. I really enjoyed seeing so many cool blades from our readers’ collections.
In the end, it was the unique combination of artistry, a knife-porn worthy image, and the incorporation of TTAK into the picture that put Stuart’s entry over the top.
This contest marked my transition into a leadership role at the blog. When I announced it I was unaware that the prize closet was bare, so I am running out in the morning to visit Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville, TN. Stuart will be receiving a $35 gift certificate to SMKW and my deep thanks for both helping the blog and giving me an excuse to take my three year-old son on a field trip.