A very good evening to all of our readers. It has been a marathon but tonight we cross the finish line. It has been 102 days since we gave away our first knife in the contest – one of the dozen Condor Kephart knives. I want to take a moment to thank all of our giveaway sponsors. I hope that you all have found my reviews fair and informative.
But enough of my blathering on. You want to know who the winner is. I drew #20 from our pool of 61 entries. Zach S. is our winner. For disclosure’s sake, I do know Zach, but we mentioned early on that the only people excluded from the contest were people on the print magazine’s Masthead. Between Mark and Me, we know a fairly sizable chunk of our readers, and it is impossible to draw the line. “We don’t like you so you can enter” is not a great way to run a contest. I have met Zach once, and correspond with him occasionally because we are both former fishing guides and knife enthusiasts.
Thank you all again for making this contest a success. The emails I received from happy winners when their knives arrived kept me going through this very long 3+ months. It has been fun to dive further into the lineups of so many companies. I have loved getting to play with a plethora of knives, many I hated to have to give away.
Tomorrow begins the next chapter for KnifeMagazine.com and for me personally as Digital Editor. I look forward to you all joining me on the journey.