Jonathan was super busy with life stuff, and we just touched base on finishing the contest. He writes: “As for my pick, I’m totally going for pumpkin #3 due to it’s well-done execution and gamer nostalgia. I award #3, the Kershaw Emerson! ” So unless Stephen really has his heart set on the Spidey, that blade will be on it’s way soon.
That leaves “Clay’s Choice” to be decided. It comes down to ambition versus execution. I liked how Roger set his bar high and recreated the famous photograph of Edgar Allen Poe. In the end I am choosing Sean’s flaming skull due to it’s clean lines and execution.
I was about to buy a 4th knife for Roger, but not because I am one of those “every kid gets a trophy” people. With only 4 entries, it just didn’t sit right with me that a single person was left out. However, Jonathan once again stepped to the plate.
Unsolicited, Jonathan decided to donate a Kershaw Echelon as well. As I mentioned when I announced the contest, all of these knives are “like new”. Jonathan is paring down his collection, and while not “new-in-box”, none of these knives has seen more than a couple of days of pocket carry, and just never made it into his rotation. We thank him for making this contest possible.
Sean gets pick 3, (Spydie or Kershaw) and Roger will get the last remaining knife. Thank you guys for participating. I will try to work my connections and get us a couple of knives donated from a manufacturer for our next contest.
Right now I am thinking of a scar contest, or if I can get a really exceptional prize might go with a full-blown reader essay contest, but I am open to suggestions.
What do you all think would make a good contest subject?