Mystery GAW/Challenge

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Crazy Canuck, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Singing along with the voices in my head Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    Hello All,

    I wanted to do a little giveaway, and have spent some time thinking about it. Here's what I've come up with, and I hope it's fun for participants as well as myself.

    First off... This is a mystery GAW. I don't know what knife I'll be giving away, and I haven't decided yet how many winners there will be. But I promise there will be a knife suitable for the porch*, and at least one winner (based on participation).

    Still interested? Please carry on reading :D

    The GAW will start on Sunday March 8th, so if you're in, you have a few days to think about your entry. There are three qualifications for entry.

    1. Have a traditional knife that you don't carry very often for whatever reason
    2. By Sunday March 8th, post that you're in, let us know what knife, and commit to carry your not very carried traditional knife for the coming week, Monday March 9th through Friday March 13th - 5 days in a row shouldn't be too hard ;)
    3. By 4pm Mountain Standard Time on Sunday March 15th, post an update on your week, how your journey with the knife went - did you enjoy it/hate it?
    Now, you are more than welcome to post updates throughout the week, but points 2 and 3 above are your entries to the GAW.

    I'll be joining you for the week too, because why make people do something you yourself aren't willing to do?

    * Prize(s) will not be new/unused. Knife/knives will be in good, usable condition, but will have seen some pocket time and some use while in my posession. I'm pretty gentle on my knives, but just wanted to set expectations.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2020
  2. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon

    Mar 25, 2005
  3. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    There is no point 4.
     
  4. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Singing along with the voices in my head Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    Sorry. Terrible editing. There was a 4th for post requirement, but I removed it. Edited.
     
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  5. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    This is an interesting GAW idea Mike. I may have to play. :D
     
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  6. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Fun giveaway! I'm going to go ponder. . .
     
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  7. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Awesome idea!
     
  8. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Is this knife to be carried to the exclusion of others, or can it be carried in conjunction with others?
     
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  9. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Singing along with the voices in my head Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    Can be carried with others for sure. But hoping it still sees some use :)
     
  10. SnackPack

    SnackPack Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 21, 2019
    Sounds great, I’m in!
     
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  11. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt

    Jun 23, 2007
    Good idea for a giveaway. I have knives that don't get carried as often. Not necessarily because I don't like them, but because I have options, and favorites and cant carry them all.

    I'll take a look and give it some thought.

    Funny enough, this week, I had been carrying a few I have not for years...I was planning on taking a photo titled "slumming it" they are not my best, or nicest. One is a self made (though not really a traditional design?)



    All right. Ready to update my post...

    I have never carried this old Utica Kutmaster barlow.

    I rarely carry this Queen grandad barlow (love the knife.......but I dropped it twice on the concrete and the bone is cracked now...)

    I've been carrying both all week......

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  12. Whetstone39

    Whetstone39 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    This sounds like fun, I’m in.
     
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  13. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    What a fun idea, Mike. :)
    I'm not going to enter, I've been pretty lucky already.
    But I don't think I could resist playing along. Can we enter for someone else?
     
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  14. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Singing along with the voices in my head Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    Definitely, sir.
     
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  15. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Cool idea you Crazy Canuck!

    I will enjoy this, but I will be playing for @afishhunter as I have been very fortunate in many ways lately.

    My wife and I bought a house in TN last spring, and then with the moving all of our stuff from our house of 27 years 540 miles north, and then the subsequent remodel, I have not had time (or inclination) to use my 2019 Forum Knife. That is the knife I choose for the challenge, and I have already put Spam on the shopping list.

    best regards -

    mqqn (Andy)
     
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  16. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Oh I've got some good candidates, but I'm in a crazy work situation right now and while I can definitely put one of them in my pocket I'm not sure it'll see much use.
    Still I'll decide on one and pocket it for a the week.
     
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  17. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    The question is what should I choose. o_O
     
  18. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Singing along with the voices in my head Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    That's the question, Paul. Not an easy choice. :)

    I've got mine picked out. I've been intrigued by the Case Small Texas Jack, but there was always another knife I wanted to get first, and I've never gotten around to it. Well, I figure it's time we get to know each other and see if we get along like I think we will.

    Since Andy (@mqqn) has already entered with his choice, I'll join from now too. Case Small Texas Jack is sharpened up, joints are oiled, and in pocket it goes for the first time, and for the duration. Official start isn't until Monday morning, but I'm getting a head start ;)

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    Great interest so far, and I can't wait to see everyone's choices!
     
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  19. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Intriguing GAW. I will probably post something tomorrow, but will enter on behalf of someone else. I mean, I gotta play along, eh?
     
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  20. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    That's funny... I was thinking of carrying the same knife. We will be able to compare notes. :cool::thumbsup:
     

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