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Yesterday’s Kershaw vs. CRKT matchup (won by Kershaw) was a somewhat natural pairing- American companies producing knives in Asia for sale in the American mass market. Not so much today where the random seeding and first round victories gives us a matchup between Norwegian powerhouse Helle and South American toolmaker CONDOR.
Helle, a Norwegian company, reached Round 2 by knocking off Svord, a company that it turns out is not Scandinavian, rather from New Zealand. You can read our profiles of both companies at that link, or enjoy the videos if you are so inclined.
Joe Flowers, CONDOR designer and proprietor of Bushcraft Global, made sure that their contest made the rounds on social media. The CONDOR fans rallied, leading them to victory over Swiss heavyweight Victorinox whose fans did not show up – depite my plugging the contest on a couple of SAK collectors pages on Facebook.
Tomorrow we conclude Round 2 with a showdown between Morakniv and Boker for the last spot in the Elite 8.
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