Hey there Knife Fans…
After a month of competition we have whittled it down to 4. Morakniv grabbed the last spot to join KA-BAR, Kershaw, and Zero Tolerance in the Final Four.
But as the saying goes: “There can be only one”.
We are going to run things a little differently for the final round. Instead of head-to-head, we are going to to pool the 4 finalists into a single 2-day contest. Instead of the comment and Facebook votes, we are going to use a formal survey site to run the polling. Nick Leghorn at The Truth About Guns (our parent blog) is going to set up a SurveyMonkey poll for us. The link will be announced at 12:01am EDT Thursday morning, and the voting will run through 11:59pm EDT Friday.
In our Round 1 matchups we did full company profiles of each participant. In Round 2 we featured YouTube content. In Round 3 it was “best of Instagram knife-porn”. In this final round we are going to feature testimonials both from company representatives and we want to let you all have a voice as well.
To that end, we are soliciting reader testimonials. If you own or have experience with the offerings of one of our Final 4, please send us an email (TheTruthAboutKnives@gmail.com) with a couple of sentences (and a picture if you would like) explaining why a given company deserves to be crowned the winner. I will compile these along with the statements from the companies, and that will make up the content for our final round.
Thank you to all of you who have made this such a fun contest. Your engagement is what made this work. I know that there have been some rough edges that will need to be addressed before next year. Some of these include a better seeding system, exclusion/inclusion of some other companies, and probably run the whole thing via SurveyMonkey to avoid some of the Facebook voting confusion. I am leaning towards making KAI a single company entry as opposed to separating Kershaw and ZT. I am open to other ideas as well. The pooling of the Final 4 and using SurveyMonkey for the finals were both reader suggestions. Feel free to add you own thoughts, good, bad, or otherwise in the comments below.
Have a great day folks. We’ll see you tonight for the finals.