'Battered Blade' Photo Contest

UPDATE: Winning ‘Battered Blade’ photos are now displayed below. Thanks to all who entered (more than 100 of you!). You sent in some great imagery of well-used blades.

Knives can be companions. For many, there’s one knife that’s really been through it all. Each knick and scrape on a blade tells a story. . . We want to see a picture of the knife that you’re fondest of — your most abused, battered and beloved blade!

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This quick contest will run through Friday (July 27, 2012). The GearJunkie staff will review all of the submissions before deciding on our top 10 favorite photos and entries. We’ll give away an Instant knife from Gerber Gear to each of the 10 winners.

Exactly follow these three steps to enter:

1) Click the Facebook “Like” button under the title of this article

2) Email your best “Battered Blade” picture with a brief (one sentence) caption to pmurphy@gearjunkie.com

3) Share! Post your photo on your personal Facebook page with a link to this contest page (and tell your friends why you’re going to win!)

Again, the contest is running through Friday only (July 27), so if you’re at work and don’t have a picture of your most battered blade, no sweat! Snap a few shots at home and send the best one to pmurphy@gearjunkie.com tonight. Good luck!

—This contest is a part of GearJunkie’s “Day of the Knife” project, which includes content about knives, giveaways and a reader-submission contest for a chance to win $5k in gear!


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WWI knife made by Schatt & Morgan in Pennsylvania for export and use by Canadian sailors. Has a solid, well-used blade, can opener and Marlin Spike…. love it.” —Spencer Gall

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“From the battlefield to the tobacco field, this blade has seen it all.” —Marlana Ward

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“One tour in Iraq, two tours in Afghanistan, and now it’s in Bosnia, so this friend of mine has seen some action.” —Nino

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“This knife has cut me out of some dangerous situations during my time as a commercial diver.” —John Lowe

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“The stories we share outnumber by far the 43 years we’ve been together.” —Aaron Harvey

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“My Gerber Air Ranger, received in 2003 when I joined the USAF, was an EDC for 6 years and has been a utility knife from then on.” —Matthew Conner

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“Custom Malaysian Parang, slice and dice the finest wood.” —David Yap

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“My Dad carried this Knife for over 40 Years, I’m sure it has a story or two!”
—Chanc Mahan

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“I named this Excalibur, as I was clutching it when an old fisherman revived from a near drowning after my successful attempt to free it from between some rocks in about 20 feet of very rough water at the end of the South Padre Island Jetties on the Texas coast.” —John M Hazlett

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“My father’s knife from when he was in the Marines. R.I.P.” —Kiel Shelman