Saturday, October 22, 2011

Knife Giveaway

Recently I decided to clean up a section of my shop (small section).  I found several knife blades that Ol' Thomp (Thomas Perrin) had sent to me.  For those who may not remember or know Thomas; he and I started this blog several years ago.  Thomas passed away last year.  Ol' Thomp was truly a fine carver, tinkerer, and Southern gentleman. 
These knife blades were shaped from $1.00 little files from Harbor Freight.  El Cheapo's to the max, as Thomp would say.  But they presented a challenge to Thomas.  Here's one that I just put a handle on.  They are quite serviceable for detail knives.  They hold a decent edge.  But they won't stand up to removing a hubcap.  The steel is hard and can be a bit brittle.  But I use one some times as a detail , finishing knife, and am quite happy with it.  When I use one of Ol' Thomps blades whether it be the El Cheapo or a fine German razor knife, I am reminded of Thomas; and that ain't bad.

Here's the deal.  I am going to give this little knife that I just put a handle on, away.  If you want a chance to have this remembrance of Ol' Thomp, just leave a comment, in the COMMENTS at the end of this post.  Just say you'd like to have this little detail knife.  The deadline for leaving a comment will be the 30th of  November, 2011.  On December 1, I'll draw a name from all who left a comment.  This person will "win" this little detail knife.  The only qualification is that you must be a "Follower/Member".  It's real easy to become a follower!  Just join this site.

More details on this knife in the next posting.

19 comments:

display name said...

One can never have too many knives. I would like to be considered for it.

Ole said...

I'd consider it an honor to have a knife made by Ol' Thomp.

Ed said...

What a cool idea.

Ed said...

A Cool Idea, I'm in

sccarnes55 said...

tom
i already have some great knive from the ole lousianni carver, only sad i did not get to know him more,
you doing good ,

IKI Woodturners said...

I remember O'l Thomp and would be proud to use a knife that he made.
Please put me in for the drawing.
flint

IKI Woodturners said...

I remember O'l Thomp and would be proud to us a knife that he made.
Please sign me in for the drawing.
Thanks
flint

hwallen48 said...

i already have one, but great idea Tom, keep those cards and letters coming folks and get a one of a kind knife.

SCGobbler said...

Really nice offering! Thanks for allowing us to partake in a piece of carving memorabilia

Dries Verhagen,Hazenkampstraat 59,6445BK Brunssum The Netherlands said...

Hi there,

Here a message from overseas.Holland to be exact.
i came upon youre contest in winning this "funny little" knife.
Since i`m starting out with the woodcarving stuff,i thought i`d try and make a chance to win it. so my collection of knives will grow in time.
Kind regards from Dries

merci2358 said...

Looks like a nice knife Tom, please count me in. Every knife I try is different and some manage to do things that my favourite knife doesn't.
Robert

Robert Cahill said...

I would like to win another knife made by thomp. Count me in.

Robert Cahill said...

I would like to have another knife made by Thomp. Thanks for the chance

Geno said...

I would like to have this little detail knife.

Brett said...

Please include me in you drawing. It just might become my first official carving knife.

Of_all_the_johns_its_me said...

Well, it probably gone to Holland by now. If not, please pick me.

Josh Miller said...

I just found this site a couple weeks ago. I appreciate all of the information you have provided. Please include me in the drawing as well.

Schmidty said...

My daughter is just starting out, expressing her creativity in carving. Love to get her a really nice knife like this one.

Golky said...

I follow this blog almost 1 years, now i have just only 1 china knife :D Will be a great honor to have Ol' Thomp knife.