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Now that that is out of the way, onto today’s matchup – the “Battle of the Cinderella’s”. Hogue and TOPS knocked off Spyderco and Microtech respectively, with both companies getting in on action by sharing their posts across social media. It led to massively lopsided scores. Hopefully, today’s numbers will be massive and close.
You can see Hogue’s company profile and matchup with Spyderco here. They put up a gaudy score: 94 – 37. This was far and away the highest round one total for any company.
We also have some upcoming Hogue content that I should mention. I have two Allen Eleshiwitz posts in the queue, his “5 from the Grinder” and a piece titled “Talking Tactical with Allen Elishewitz” which arises from my visit to his workshop a couple of weeks ago. I was travelling last week so I couldn’t get them pulled together, and I thought it would not be fair to post one concurrently with Hogue’s contest today.
Enjoy the videos.
TOPS also put up an extremely lopsided score, beating Microtech 49-4. I spoke with Craig at TOPS the other day, both to give him a heads up on this upcoming contest, but more importantly to discuss my upcoming visit in June. If you missed it, I am headed out to fish the Snake with a buddy, and am going to take advantage of the fact I will be flying into Idaho Falls. I am really looking forward to the trip.
Yesterday’s contest featured USA- Modern heavyweights Zero Tolerance and Emerson. Emerson put up a respectable total of 27 points, but a timely share by ZT designer and custom maker Les George rallied their fans to take the win with 42 points.
Thank you to Les for spreading the word, and thank you to all who voted.
Tomorrow we will be moving over to the Import- East with Al Mar vs. Cold Steel.