'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

Posted by David Massing - 07/26/2012 01:45 PM


Posted by John Hazlett - 07/26/2012 01:59 PM

oooo good one

Posted by Darren Cripps - 07/26/2012 05:14 PM

Done: http://www.facebook.com/darren.i.cripps?ref=tn_tnmn

Posted by tom eversole - 07/26/2012 06:14 PM

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Posted by planet2k Kevin Hanson - 07/26/2012 06:24 PM

That knife went to South America and back

Posted by kevin jenks - 07/26/2012 07:14 PM

sent email.

Posted by Alex Zarachowicz - 07/26/2012 07:58 PM


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Posted by Lonnie Brooks - 07/27/2012 08:26 AM

Old case that was my papaws, passed to dad and then to me. I remember him carrying it when I was little on the farm. It was used for anything and everything. Blessed to have it today. I hope this wins the entry of a battered blade

Posted by Spencer Gall - 07/27/2012 08:41 AM

Spencer Gall

Hopefully I can win, I have a WWI knife made by Schatt & Morgan in PA USA for export and use by Canadian sailors. Probably about 100 years old now. Has a solid blade, Can opener and Marlin Spike (used for knots in Rope). Well Used in the Canadian Forces and still to this day. You know you have a quality blade when it can last generations.
Posted by Dawn DeVinney - 07/27/2012 10:24 AM

Great contest! TY :) Love my knives… constantly looking for bigger, badder, better… but I have my ‘faves’! :)

Posted by David Yap - 07/27/2012 11:10 AM

A gift from Malaysia native during scout hiking. Was used in house building and had an emblem craved ‘‘Burung Hutan’‘ , which represent pathfinder after I provide them food and finish up their house building. Heavy metal in blade made to chop tree branches and also used as a weapon for the natives.


Posted by Bonnie Jean Hamrick Waugh - 07/27/2012 02:30 PM

I love camping and feel a little safer when I have a knife handy! E-mail & picture sent. :)

Posted by micheal barnes - 07/29/2012 09:36 AM

Hello i hunt a lot and i always need a good knife and i don’t have one. The one i have is to old and dull to do anything with please help me out.

Posted by Aaron Harvey - 07/30/2012 12:39 PM

Yaaaaaayyyyyy!! I won a Gerber Instant. My wife is making fun of me cause I am so excited.

Posted by John Hazlett - 07/30/2012 01:24 PM

Aaron my wife is making fun of me too! I don’t think she gets it.. it’s a GERBER!!

Posted by Aaron Harvey - 07/30/2012 02:18 PM

How do I let them know what address to send my Gerber Instant to?

Posted by John Hazlett - 07/30/2012 02:36 PM

Aaron you should have gotten an email to reply to. based on the email that you submitted for the contest.

Posted by Aaron Harvey - 07/30/2012 02:56 PM

I haven’t gotten an email. I just now sent an email with my mailing address to the same email that I sent my contest entry photo to. I hope that works. I really, really, really, want that new knife.

Posted by Aaron Harvey - 07/30/2012 03:18 PM

Thank you John. Got my email.

Posted by John Hazlett - 07/31/2012 05:10 PM

very welcome!

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