Monday, September 24, 2012

KTKC Prize Spotlight: Bowie Knife

Starting today and running the rest of the week, I'll be highlighting one prize package a day. I've touched on the prizes available, but wanted to give each prize its own post as we near the completion of the fundraising challenge. I will go in order, so that means today's prize is:

Prize Package #1: Michael W.'s Awesome Custom Bowie Knife.

It's almost a cliché to say that pictures don't do something justice, but in this case it's 100% true. Folks, this knife is nothing short of gorgeous, honestly. The knife is just a hair over 14" long, with the blade about 9.25" long and 1/8" thick - all the way through. The knife is handmade by "Dr. Mike", Michael W., so it's 100% American-made right here on the eastern seaboard.

If you love beautiful things - knife-related or not - this prize package is something to be considered. Even if you hate all weaponry, this should get an exception given the extraordinary craftsmanship that went into producing such a work of art. It looks like it could have come off the belt of one of the fighters at the Alamo, except that it's in far too good condition - a little chipping, perhaps a chunk taken out of the handle, and you'd believe this was 200 years old.

A handmade, custom damascus steel bowie knife will run you anywhere from $250 to $Howmuchyougot, but you can make a 100% tax-deductible donation of $10 and get a chance to win it. Where else can you find odds like that? Right now the chances with a single ticket are less than 1:50 - you won't get that kind of deal in Vegas! And again, even if you don't win, you can claim the $10 on your taxes next year - it's like you can't lose! Donate more, have more of a tax deduction - and more chances to win!

Remember, to win this, you need a ticket first. To get a ticket, you need to donate here:

Prostate Cancer Foundation

or here:


Plus, remember, you can be part of the Great Mustache Eradication of 2012 as well as the hot pink kilt - what more could you ask for?

That is all.


Glenn B said...

Holy Moly: I had no idea that these donations are tax deductible.

I guess I will have to donate some more to both charities. Even though I have a good number of chances to win it already, that knife is looking mighty nice and I am hearing the sirens' song "Donate again and I'll be yours, donate again and I'll be yours, donate again and I'll be yours...".

I also just realized I do not have any chances to win that hat. I may yet dig into the reserves for another donation through both the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Livestrong.

Glenn B

Jay G said...


Yep. Donations to both the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LiveStrong are tax-deductible.

(Had to double check to make sure there!)

Glenn B said...

I just donated through Prostate Cancer Foundation and also tried to donate through Livestrong. The one to Livestrong apparently failed to go through. I will wait a bit on Livestrong to see if it actually went through or not; if I do not get a confirmation email from them in the next few minutes or so, I will try again. I'll send you an email, to let you know which goodies for which I would like to have achance to win.

Being I am now retired, I no longer have automatic donations to charities coming out of my pay. I think I will have to review how much I have made in donations this year and act accordingly and maybe donate some more through your cause.

All the best,
Glenn B

Glenn B said...

An additional two more contributions now made (in addition to the other one today and the first two a while ago earlier this month). So, I think I am tapped out as far as donations go but one never can be sure of that until the Kilted Man Sings. In that last sentence lies a challenge from me to you for what will amount to another two donations from me, one to each charity, in a fairly generous amount equal to at least my first two donations.

The specific challenge is this, get your arse in gear quickly, in your kilt of choice, and make a video of yourself singing either Oh Danny Boy or The Star Spangled Banner (the whole song for either one and neither one an easy song to sing) and post the video on You Tube by this Saturday or sooner.

I am pretty sure you have the chutzpah to do it. I don't know if you have the voice I actually want to hear singing either;) BUT I will listen all the way through and donate more once I hear and see you do it! So, for what I figure to be about 15-30 minutes of work, and about 2 minutes of singing, you can get your cause posted on YouTube and have a worldwide audience that may bring in more donations.

By the way, if you do both songs on the same video, I will make a donation double the amount of my first two donations, which I think you will agree is a pretty generous offer. I figure I spend my money on enough personal things, I may as well spend a good amount of it on a worthy cause too.

What say you - will you do it you man-skirted man beast?

All the best,
Glenn B

Jay G said...

Oh, I am SO in for this. I will even post as two separate videos - AND pimp them separately - ON FACEBOOK as well.

Maximum coverage, maximum embarrassment. Believe me, I have a voice for blogging...

Glenn B said...

Okay by me, my offer still stands. You had better do them quickly before any of your competitors see the challenge and beat you to it. Trust no one, especially them!

All the best,
Glenn B

Glenn B said...

Well, trust me anyway, I said I will donate more and will follow through if you do the video(s). On that you have my word of honor.

All the best,
Glenn B

Dave H said...

I'll take a piece of that action, Jay. I'll kick in an extra C-note if you'll sing the Star Spangled Banner with Boston's rendition of it as your accompaniment.

(I always thought that version would be perfect for raising the flag at a blogshoot.)

Jay G said...

Suit yourselves. They're your ears.

Remember, you asked for this.


Daniel in Brookline said...

I'm in, Jay. Sing in the kilt and you get more cash from me.

Bonus points if you can sing it at a sporting event! (Any scheduled for DaBoy?)

As inspiration, here's a man you might recognize, making an utter fool of himself with no shame at all, just for the hell of it:

Well, Jay? Can you be THAT shameless?

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