The THR/NFW Christmas Contest


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Sam Cade
December 21, 2013, 05:15 PM
Folks,

I have a prototype ARK I will send out to someone on THR. The production ARK will be made by Spyderco, and should be available in 2014. What I'm offering:

The first ARK "C" prototype designed by Sam "Sam1911" Owens and myself, sent to me while I was in Afghanistan in 2012 for evaluation, with kydex neck sheath. I will also send a letter describing the knife and its provenance.

To qualify: reply in this thread, and pick a number between 1 and 200. The closest number to the one I have chosen wins. I will announce the winner DEC 30.

Merry Christmas, and happy holidays.





Posted at the behest of Lt.John Shirley, JShirley on THR.


Running list:Current as of 12/30/13 13:30CST

Member Number
Tom609- 1
mac tm- 2
Yo Mama- 3
Andrew Wyatt- 5
coonan1911- 8
Grmlin- 9
D Rat- 12
Ddeegs- 13
OregonJohnny- 14
MP7- 15
Al Thompson- 16
radar1972- 22
Gordon- 26
SuperNaut- 27
HarcyPervin- 29
Sequential Mike- 33
Robert- 34
Schwing- 35
docnyt- 36
bjs-1187
Odd Job- 42
Bobson- 44
texashunter- 45
buck1032- 46
plmitch- 47
jdgreen- 49
SkepticalinOhio- 50
Texan Scott- 53
FuzzyBunny- 56
Shootstraight57- 57
P.B.Walsh- 62
MrBorland- 63
Jlr2267- 65
hrsaylor- 66
Berkley- 67
Sixty Gunner- 69
waterhouse- 71
Fryerpower 72
230RN- 73
armoredman- 75
col_temp- 77
N.Schafer- 79
Magoo- 81
cowtownup- 82
bratch- 84
Hyrulejed86- 86
me26245- 87
Molasses- 88
Merl- 92
mole- 95
Brian Williams- 99
Zeemu- 100
Speedo66- 101
Zundfolge- 102
olderguns- 110
content- 112
Ajumbo- 117
KCAce- 118
SuedePflow- 121
meef- 123
danez71- 124
Upstater- 127
Citadel99- 134
JohnKSa- 135
Deus Machina- 136
Shanghai McCoy- 137
SleazyRider-139
Trent- 142
NewGuy1911-141
Valkman- 143
kBob- 147
alexander45 152
exospex- 153
Milkmaster 154
Deltaboy- 157
Ranger Roberts- 163
Ron James- 166
Weaponhead - 169
Shappa- 171
cheesebigot- 172
Readyrod- 173
Centaurian22- 177
Rustinthewheel- 179
tommy.duncan- 185
Issac's Grandpa- 187
Trisha- 188
Barr- 190
Blade First- 196
Harvjr- 199
readyeddy- 200

Nighteyes Needs a new number
Philbo needs a new number.

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JShirley
December 21, 2013, 05:17 PM
Thanks, Sam.

Odd Job
December 21, 2013, 05:24 PM
Ah this is very nice of you gents, I will pick 42 which I am told is the answer to life, the universe and everything.

Upstater
December 21, 2013, 05:25 PM
I would like to participate in this, and I will use #127. Thank you for this generous opportunity.

AJumbo
December 21, 2013, 05:29 PM
117, apropos of nothing. Merry Christmas, all!

Ron James
December 21, 2013, 05:31 PM
166 Has always been good to me:)

Valkman
December 21, 2013, 05:32 PM
Thanks, 143 for me!

MrBorland
December 21, 2013, 05:36 PM
63 for me. Thanks.

bratch
December 21, 2013, 06:16 PM
I'll try 84.

content
December 21, 2013, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the chance....how about number 112....good luck folks!

Zundfolge
December 21, 2013, 06:55 PM
102

Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!

KCAce
December 21, 2013, 07:05 PM
I'll take 118, and thanks for the opportunity.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and plentiful ammo for all!!

KCAce

Rustinthewheel
December 21, 2013, 07:07 PM
179 sounds good to me, this is a
great idea for the holidays!

Sixty Gunner
December 21, 2013, 07:12 PM
Since I'm still immature at heart: "69, dude!"

Robert
December 21, 2013, 07:33 PM
34, my age...

Zeeemu
December 21, 2013, 07:59 PM
100 for me. :)

coonan1911
December 21, 2013, 08:28 PM
No 8 Thanks my birthday:););)

Texan Scott
December 21, 2013, 08:36 PM
53, good sir.

cowtownup
December 21, 2013, 08:40 PM
82... Thanks

Deltaboy
December 21, 2013, 08:45 PM
157
Thanks.

DDeegs
December 21, 2013, 09:08 PM
#13, Merry Christmas

Dan

Tom609
December 21, 2013, 09:13 PM
Like you, I'll go with #1. Merry Christmas!

mole
December 21, 2013, 09:15 PM
I'll go with 95. Thanks

olderguns
December 21, 2013, 09:23 PM
I,ll pick 110

Jlr2267
December 21, 2013, 09:27 PM
#65

Barr
December 21, 2013, 09:32 PM
190

cheesebigot
December 21, 2013, 09:34 PM
I'll take 172, thanks!

docnyt
December 21, 2013, 09:39 PM
Since 69 is taken I'll take 36.

And thanks for doing this.

Sam Cade
December 21, 2013, 10:08 PM
Can you do pics for the contestants John or are you still under NDA?

http://0.tqn.com/d/gameshows/1/0/E/7/-/-/5thgraderjennings.jpg

radar1972
December 21, 2013, 10:12 PM
I'll take 22.

Trent
December 21, 2013, 11:11 PM
142

P.B.Walsh
December 21, 2013, 11:18 PM
#62 for me!! This is great!

Andrew Wyatt
December 21, 2013, 11:38 PM
december 30 is my birthday.

i pick 5.

danez71
December 22, 2013, 12:17 AM
Id be grateful for a shot too.


#124 please.


(I used the only scientific method possible.... took the average of my daughters and wifes pick and added a hundred. :o )

JShirley
December 22, 2013, 12:25 AM
I can show the prototype, since it's not the final form. Stand by.

meef
December 22, 2013, 12:30 AM
123.

I simply picked my age.

jdgreen
December 22, 2013, 12:35 AM
49
Merry Christmas!

readyeddy
December 22, 2013, 12:42 AM
200, thank you

Shanghai McCoy
December 22, 2013, 01:05 AM
My daughter suggests 137.

Gordon
December 22, 2013, 02:24 AM
26 if you please

waterhouse
December 22, 2013, 02:36 AM
I'll take 71

Deus Machina
December 22, 2013, 03:42 AM
Oh, I'll chime in.
136
Merry Christmas, folks.

kBob
December 22, 2013, 10:05 AM
Sounds nice. Thanks for the chance. Merry Christmas.

147

-kBob

Brian Williams
December 22, 2013, 10:51 AM
Can I have 99

hrsaylor
December 22, 2013, 10:59 AM
Number 66 for me

Bobson
December 22, 2013, 11:16 AM
#44 please. Thanks for the contest, and Merry Christmas.

Yo Mama
December 22, 2013, 11:22 AM
Number 3, and thanks!

me26245
December 22, 2013, 11:40 AM
I'll pick 87.

NewGuy1911
December 22, 2013, 11:58 AM
I'll go with #141, thanks, since #142 is taken

Happy Holidays and come back safe and sound, and leave the sand box behind

Sam Cade
December 22, 2013, 12:24 PM
Gonna need a new number Newguy1911. Trent beat you to it.

Updating the list in post one now.

FuzzyBunny
December 22, 2013, 12:27 PM
Number 56 please.

D Rat
December 22, 2013, 12:31 PM
I'll Go With
#12

shootstraight57
December 22, 2013, 12:37 PM
I'll try 57 and thank you.

OregonJohnny
December 22, 2013, 12:42 PM
I'll throw out my favorite number, 14. Merry Christmas!

tommy.duncan
December 22, 2013, 12:59 PM
I will pick #185.

Al Thompson
December 22, 2013, 03:47 PM
16 for me. :)

shappa357
December 22, 2013, 03:56 PM
171 for me please.

Trisha
December 22, 2013, 04:19 PM
Number 188 please.
;)

Mike1234567
December 22, 2013, 04:29 PM
I think #33 is yet to be taken. :)

Sam Cade
December 22, 2013, 04:36 PM
53 entries so far. :eek:

Don't hesitate folks, it is filling up fast.

bjs1187
December 22, 2013, 04:52 PM
#37 please Sir.

buck1032
December 22, 2013, 08:29 PM
Very cool of you Mr. Cade. I would like to pick #46 please.

Hyrulejedi86
December 22, 2013, 08:42 PM
Thank you! #12

Sam Cade
December 22, 2013, 09:31 PM
Very cool of you Mr. Cade.

I can't take credit here, this is all JShirley's doing.


I am but the elf to his Santa. :D

Grmlin
December 22, 2013, 09:47 PM
Since 13 is already taken I'd like to go with #9
Thanks

Merry Christmas to all.

JShirley
December 23, 2013, 01:05 AM
Thanks for keeping the entries in order, Sam. :)

JohnKSa
December 23, 2013, 01:35 AM
Very nice idea--and even better if I win! :D

I'll go with 135.

Molasses
December 23, 2013, 10:32 AM
If 88 isn't already spoken for...

weaponhead
December 23, 2013, 10:49 AM
169.....Merry Christmas All!

mac tm
December 23, 2013, 11:00 AM
Number 2 please.

Readyrod
December 23, 2013, 11:05 AM
I'll go for #173 if it ain't taken yet. This is too cool Lt. Shirley. Oh and Merry Xmas and happy New Year.

SuedePflow
December 23, 2013, 12:02 PM
99

:)


Oops, that one is taken. I'll go with 121.

Fryerpower
December 23, 2013, 12:04 PM
I'll take 72, thanks!

Magoo
December 23, 2013, 12:11 PM
I'll take 81 please.

Very nice of you guys :).

Nighteyes
December 23, 2013, 12:11 PM
If not already taken, put me down for the number 46.

-- Nighteyes

Berkley
December 23, 2013, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the chance - 67 for me, please.

Sam Cade
December 23, 2013, 12:57 PM
Nighteyes and Hyrule need to choose new numbers.

Hyrulejedi86
December 23, 2013, 01:31 PM
Darn, how about 86

Changed-Sam Cade

Citadel99
December 23, 2013, 01:41 PM
I will take number 134--thanks for the generosity!

Mark

armoredman
December 23, 2013, 02:22 PM
Thank you for this opportunity - may I have 75, for CZ-75? :D

N.Schafer
December 23, 2013, 02:45 PM
79 Please.

MErl
December 23, 2013, 05:50 PM
ninety two :)

SuperNaut
December 23, 2013, 06:55 PM
Twenty Seven

Blade First
December 23, 2013, 07:54 PM
Put me down for #196, please...and thanks!

buck1032
December 23, 2013, 08:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by buck1032 View Post
Very cool of you Mr. Cade.

I can't take credit here, this is all JShirley's doing.


I am but the elf to his Santa.



Either way, you Northern folks (as in North Pole) are might fine folks. ;)

Speedo66
December 23, 2013, 08:46 PM
I'll take 101 please.

Thanks for the opportunity.

skeptical_in_Ohio
December 24, 2013, 12:23 AM
Please put me down for #50 with my thanks for the opportunity.

SleazyRider
December 24, 2013, 12:30 AM
139, please

FuzzyBunny
December 24, 2013, 12:39 AM
I did not say thank you for this chance so I will now Thank You.

I have found when I pay things forward or do a giveaway the reward that come back are more than my output and also at the exact time its needed.

The provenance is icing on the cake!

I hope whoever wins this has it on them IF the need pops up.

Merry Christmas
God Bless

edit: What made you choose 200 as the number of entries?

- Pat

plmitch
December 24, 2013, 01:04 AM
47 please.

JShirley
December 24, 2013, 08:22 AM
Pat,
200 seemed like a reasonable number, high enough to give lots of folks a chance to win, but low enough to encourage folks to enter. :)

Best Wishes,

John

Ranger Roberts
December 24, 2013, 02:02 PM
I'm going to go with 163. Thanks everyone! Merry Christmas!

230RN
December 24, 2013, 02:46 PM
73, if it hasn't been taken.

Merry Christmas!

alexander45
December 24, 2013, 05:10 PM
Very clean knife il go with 152

Milkmaster
December 24, 2013, 06:01 PM
My guess is #154 Wish me luck!

NewGuy1911
December 25, 2013, 12:39 PM
May I have #141 please

Fryerpower
December 26, 2013, 04:11 PM
Back in post number 73 I claimed #72. Please add me to the running total before someone else tries to move in on my number. ;)

Jim

Sam Cade
December 26, 2013, 04:20 PM
Fixed.

HarcyPervin
December 26, 2013, 06:57 PM
Don't come here often, but this is too cool to pass up...I'll choose 29!

Isaac's Grandpa
December 27, 2013, 12:34 AM
I'll take 187 if it is still unclaimed.

col_temp
December 27, 2013, 03:26 AM
I'll take #77

exospex
December 27, 2013, 12:46 PM
I'll take #153

Thank you for the opportunity!

Sam Cade
December 27, 2013, 09:35 PM
texashunter, Pick one number. :D

Schwing
December 27, 2013, 09:40 PM
Ah this is very nice of you gents, I will pick 42 which I am told is the answer to life, the universe and everything.
I would like to pick the #35... as it is the meaning of life without Christ. :)

texashunter
December 27, 2013, 09:44 PM
45 didn't check to see if it had been taken, now that i have i see that it hadn't

Sam Cade
December 27, 2013, 09:45 PM
So 45 for texashunter it is!

I cleaned up the thread a bit to keep things organized.

texashunter
December 27, 2013, 09:58 PM
thank you

Centurian22
December 27, 2013, 10:40 PM
Centurian22- 177

Shanghai McCoy
December 28, 2013, 02:47 PM
Ah this is very nice of you gents, I will pick 42 which I am told is the answer to life, the universe and everything.
42 is the answer to the question in "The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy".
Now, we just need to figure out what the question was..? :scrutiny:

Don't forget your towel BTW... ;)

JShirley
December 30, 2013, 08:44 AM
I'll give this a few more hours before closing.

philbo
December 30, 2013, 10:57 AM
I'll take 50

harvjr
December 30, 2013, 11:11 AM
Harvjr will take 199

Sam Cade
December 30, 2013, 11:33 AM
87 entries so far.

Good odds to be had!

:cool:

Mp7
December 30, 2013, 11:35 AM
make it

#15

for me

JShirley
December 30, 2013, 02:12 PM
Half an hr...

Sam Cade
December 30, 2013, 02:31 PM
Might I interest you in a random number generator? :cool:

http://www.randomizer.org/form.htm

JShirley
December 30, 2013, 02:34 PM
Oh, I picked the number before the contest. (No one's chosen it.)

7 minutes left...

JShirley
December 30, 2013, 02:45 PM
...and, done. Sam, would you make sure everyone's #s are recorded? I'll take the closest.

John

Sam Cade
December 30, 2013, 03:05 PM
Checking the numbers right now.

Sam Cade
December 30, 2013, 03:27 PM
Philbo and Nighteyes need new numbers due to duplication.
A couple missed entries added.

JShirley
December 30, 2013, 03:56 PM
2 hrs for them to respond with new #s to you or me.

JShirley
December 30, 2013, 06:11 PM
Nothing here. Sam?

Sam Cade
December 30, 2013, 06:16 PM
Nope.

JShirley
December 30, 2013, 08:04 PM
The winning number was...









17. The closest entry was 16...Al Thompson.

Mp7
December 31, 2013, 06:26 AM
Orrr!

im 15!




Do i get a sharpened stick? :-)

olderguns
December 31, 2013, 08:36 AM
Congratulations Mr Thompson,
Very very cool knife.

danez71
December 31, 2013, 11:12 AM
The winning number was...









17. The closest entry was 16...Al Thompson.


Al Thompson.....? Al Thompson the Mod here at THR????? :scrutiny:

FIXED!



j/k :D

SDC
December 31, 2013, 11:31 AM
Thanks for your generous offer, and your service, Lt. Shirley.

buck1032
December 31, 2013, 12:14 PM
Congratulations Al Thompson! Again I say Bravo Zulu to Sam Cade and JShirley. A very nice thing to do. Even though I do think 46 was the number that should have been selected. ;) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

JShirley
December 31, 2013, 12:26 PM
And peace to you, my brother. Even if you are a squid. ;)

John

buck1032
December 31, 2013, 01:02 PM
Easy now, we squids serve a purpose.... Even though we haven't figured out that purpose yet. LOL

jbkebert
December 31, 2013, 10:31 PM
jbkebert. I would like 105 if still open.

Sam Cade
December 31, 2013, 10:38 PM
Well, you missed the boat jbkebert. The contest ended yesterday.

I'm going to close this thread for housekeeping purposes.

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