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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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).
- If you are under 18, a parent will have to consent to your receiving the knife if you win.
- 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! 🙂