Knife giveaway!

As a small way to say thank you to readers of the blog and to celebrate recently passing the 100-subscriber mark, I have decided to do a giveaway. The prize: a forged carbon steel Saami/Lapland leuku knife with a rowan wood handle made by Antti Mäkinen, 6th-generation Finnish blacksmith. The blade is 15 cm/6″ long and about 4.5 mm/0.18″ thick, making it a smaller-sized leuku (but not a small knife), which is my personal favorite size. I spent some time thinning out the part of the blade from the belly to the tip to improve it’s ability to do finer work and I also refinished the handle (replacing the varnish with teak oil), so there’s a little of me in there, too. 🙂 This knife has served me well, but I have accumulated a few too many, so I’d like to pass this fine, hand-crafted blade on to someone else who will also get good use out of it.

Cutting up seasoned pine sapling for firewood.

Cutting up seasoned and frozen birch.

Making shavings for tinder.

Re-shaped tip.

Here you can see the knife and its sheath (before I made the modifications). The smaller knives on either side are not part of the giveaway.

Giveaway conditions:

  1. To be eligible for the drawing, you must be a subscriber (existing or new) to The Weekend Woodsman blog. Update: Since WordPress does not recognize and show me subscribers who have subscribed through things like Google Reader etc., only subscribers by email or through WordPress will be eligible for this giveaway. Sorry!
  2. To enter, leave a comment below showing me that you’d like to take part by including a number from 1 – 100 which has not already been chosen (Yes, I am aware that there wouldn’t be enough numbers for all my subscribers, but I have a feeling it won’t be a problem ;)). I will use a random-number generator to pick a number. The commenter with the number closest to the generated number will be the winner. Note: You will have to use the same email address or WordPress account which you submitted to subscribe to the blog when writing your comment. Otherwise, I can’t verify that you are a subscriber! Update: If it turns out that there would be more than 100 entrants, I will simply draw the winning name from a hat.
  3. I will ship the knife anywhere in the world (it is your responsibility to make sure there are no restrictions to receiving this knife in your country/area).
  4. If you are under 18, a parent will have to consent to your receiving the knife if you win.
  5. The cut-off time/date for entries will be 12:00 a.m. (Finnish time, i.e. UTC+2) on March 7th, 2013.

Good luck! 🙂


55 comments on “Knife giveaway!

  1. Jeff eggleston says:

    Jdlae2504s says 13

  2. Martijn Top says:

    What a generous offer! It’s my birthday on the 25th of February, so I’ll put down #25.

  3. tahlburg says:

    Very generous offer – thanks.

    I´ll chose 13


    • D’oh! You and Jeff eggleston have both chosen 13! It’s my fault, though, because comment moderation was activated, so you were not able to see that Jeff already chose 13! If the number generator selects 13, I’ll have to send you both a knife! 🙂 Comment moderation has been deactivated…

  4. Doug Korn says:

    my thanks for your give-a-way…. please put me in at #55 thx….

  5. selko123 says:

    Have a nice day!

  6. OZme says:

    Congratulations The Weekend Woodsman! on 100 sub. I have enjoyed all of your post and am looking forward to see / read more of your posts.

  7. Ron says:

    Congrats on the 100th subscriber!!
    Don’t I know that little knife from somewhere???

    There are enough knives around here too, but I sure do like that one.

  8. #69 A fine looking blade which any of us should be happy to receive. My wife and I enjoy your posts very much.

  9. awoodsman says:

    Put me down for 3.

  10. spencer robertson says:


  11. #52- I love Nordic knives, and that looks like a really sweet one- count me in, thanks!

  12. Martin says:

    #85 good sir!

  13. Merize says:

    Looks like a wonderful knife. put be down for #47. Thanks for holding the giveaway!

  14. barry says:

    42 please!

  15. tomita83 says:

    congrats for your 100th subscriber and for your blog! maybe your knife will see the beautyful Romania. put me in for 83!

  16. Andrew says:

    74. Very generous of you, thanks for doing this.

  17. Stephen says:

    92 please and thanks!

  18. SLL says:

    17 is the winner? I hope…

  19. Phillip says:

    99 please!

  20. Michael says:

    22 is my wife’s lucky number. Mine too, I hope…

  21. Chris Major says:

    Congratulations on your success!
    It is a tremendous achievement and the quality and frequency of your posts are a testament to you!
    I choose number 10

  22. Roger says:

    Congratulations,i always look forward to your post.
    i choose number 7

  23. Ashley says:

    I am going to go with 44.

  24. Jake says:

    I pick 3, thanks!

  25. Jake says:

    By the way, I subscribed through google reader. That counts, right?

  26. Mike S says:

    59, please.

  27. Duncan says:

    Your blog’s growth is a testament to it’s excellent quality. I enjoy it greatly! I’ll take number 35 if it’s still available.

  28. Casey says:

    Fourteen. Thank you!

  29. dagraper says:

    Fabulous…congratulations on the 100-mark.

    I’ll take 43 🙂

  30. Antonio says:

    Long time lurker, I love your blog. It’s held the top spot in my bookmarks folder for a long time! Really generous of you to do this, thanks a lot! If I win, I’ll make a lot of fires in your honor!


  31. Wade Hodgson says:

    Thats a nice offer and a nice tool. #24 for me. Thanks.


  32. jeremy says:

    i will chose 26. congrats on 100 subscribers

  33. Jenn says:

    That’s a beautiful knife. #57

  34. John Pickett says:

    I’ll take #67. Thanks for the chance at a really nice knife.


    #18 please.

  36. James of Canada says:

    43 please as that seems to be my place in the comment list.

  37. Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to such a beautiful knife.

    Keep up the great work on the blog.


  38. Chas says:

    Nice knife… #60 for me…

  39. Stainer80 says:

    Congratulations on 100th 🙂
    Very nice looking blade .

    I’ll choose #37. Lucky for me maybe …

  40. Lucas Horn says:

    love the blogs and thanks for the chance!

  41. Maarten-Jan says:

    Just arrived but love some of your posts

    put me in on #46

  42. Titus says:

    I’m new here — came to you via another blog. I’ll take 64. Enjoying the articles so far.

  43. rozsagab says:

    Thanks for your give-a-way.

  44. Jeff says:

    Thanks for a great Finnish blog and i’ll pick 41 please.

  45. Anders says:

    Thanks for the inspiration you have given me with your blog!

    Nr 98 for me!

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