Facebook Cover Photo Contest: Tell us your favorite


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Entry #1

Our Facebook Cover Photo Contest has come to an end. I think it was a great success. Thank you to all who entered.


I am not going to keep a strict tally of votes, just let us know your thoughts in the Comment section. We will see where the discussion ends up.

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Entry #2

As it turns out, the prize closet is bare. So I am going to run out to Smoky Mountain Knife Works’ store in Sevierville, TN and buy a $25 gift certificate for the winner.


Entry #3


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Entry #14

On a totally unrelated note, here is where I was today.

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Little River, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Here is what I was doing.

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Smoky Mountain Brown Trout.

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Big fish of the day.

When I am not playing the role of Mr. Mom, I am running my guide service Smoky Mountain Gillies. To justify this shameless plug for my gig that pays the bills, I will tie it into the purpose of the blog thusly…

I used this silicon impregnated merino wool pad from Rusty’s Rags to wipe down my Mora Bushcraft after fishing. I know that a review of the kit has been a long time coming, but I wanted to finish testing the kit under the real world conditions on which I use it. I completed my final testing this afternoon. A full review will be published shortly.

By the way, you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter at @MountainGillie. If you ever find yourself in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, please give me a call. I would love to show you a great time on the river.


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Copperhead swam by me crossing the river. I almost filled my waders.


  1. Tom in Oregon says:

    For what it’s worth, here’s the lineup for the first 2 pics.
    Top of T in first pic is an Al Mar jumbo quicksilver atop a Glock knife.
    (Second is a SOG Twitch II atop the Glock)
    Next T is a Case XX boot hunter atop an Al Mar Tanken (second pic is atop an Emerson folder)
    The “A” – left side is an Al Mar Huntsman, right side is an Al Mar Passport, middle is an Al Mar ” wild hair” comb dagger.
    The “K” starts with a Soviet AK-47 switchblade bayonet.
    Top leg is a William Henry titanium with wave Damascus blade.
    Bottom leg is a Criswell hunting knife.

    Good blades, all.

  2. Cubbie says:

    I really like Entry #3, which is no surprise considering that’s my Kershaw Blur in the photo.

  3. ge says:

    Really like #14

  4. John F. MacMichael says:

    You have some nice pictures there. For a cover photo, I would pick #14 or #5 (in that order).

  5. It'sAlwaysRainyInPittsburgh says:

    I find #7 the most visually appealing, but would vote for 1 or 5 for a legible logo. Of the two, I vote for number five’s keyboard motif. If you wanted to lay text over or near something, #7 would still be awesome.

    EDIT: somehow I skipped seeing #14! I place that second to #5.

  6. dph says:

    #5 or 14, either one, both are simple and tell you instantly what you are reading.

  7. Sam L. says:

    #1, then #5. This is about knives generally, pretty much all knives, so knives with brands prominently displayed ought not be in it. YMMV.

  8. Paul B says:

    #12 Mora, what else?

  9. sagebrushracer says:

    first choice would be 5, second would be 14.

    All of them were way better then any of my ideas, so good job to everyone!

  10. Cubbie's dad says:

    #3 is my favorite!

  11. KMart says:

    Numero tres. Or number three.

  12. Mark says:

    5, 14 then 7. In that order.

  13. Jeff O. says:

    #5, then #14.
    The big fish of the day looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to get back into the Colorado mountains with my Walmart special fly rod!

  14. Bryan P says:

    #14 then #5

  15. Ducky says:

    I like #7 and #12

  16. cn8jn says:

    Definitely #5.

  17. cn8jn says:

    Speaks to the premise of the website. Writing about knives.

  18. David says:

    I vote #5. #1 and #3 are runners-up.

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