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We are pleased to announce the 2016 Ernest Emerson Christmas Custom Knife Online Lottery and Auction!

Here is your chance to participate in an online Emerson Custom Knife Lottery so that those of you who are not able to attend a knife show in person get an equal chance to win an opportunity to purchase a Hand Made Emerson Custom Knife at the Emerson table price, no matter how far away you are.

Remember, you must be a member of the Emerson Collectors Association to participate in the Emerson Custom Knife Lottery & Auction so if you haven't already, be sure to sign up before registering.

The Auction will be running from Tuesday, November 29th at 12:00 PM Pacific time and finish at 12:00 PM on Sunday, December 4th.

Lottery Starts: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time, U.S.A. Lottery Knife prices start at $750.

As in the past, the Lottery participants will be restricted to members of the Emerson Collectors Association.  If you are not a member, you will need to join in order to participate in the Lottery.

In addition I will be putting up some very special custom creations in the Emerson Auction site which will be running Tuesday, November 29th through Sunday, December 4th.  There will be some incredibly beautiful and unique creations up for auction. I will be posting photos and descriptions of the knives as I get them finished.

Emerson Lottery Rules

A lot of time, thought and effort has gone into the creation and hosting of this On-Line Virtual Knife Show Lottery.

As you know, there are many more people interested in obtaining Custom Emerson Knives than I can make. This has led to some “seeding” of our lotteries at shows by some who attempt to up their chance of getting an Emerson Handmade Custom Knife. As you know, the value of an Emerson Knife literally doubles in value the moment it crosses the table from my hands to the new owner at the shows.

In order to prevent this, “seeding” from taking place in our on-line Emerson Custom Knife Lottery and to make this as fair as possible for Emerson Collectors all over the world, we are setting the following rules in place:

1.    In order to participate in the lottery you must be a member of the Emerson Collectors Association, the ECA. If you are not a member you would need to join in order to participate. Please click here for information on joining

2.    You must include your ECA membership number in order to register for the knives in the on-line lottery.

3.    The registration for joining the Emerson Collectors Association will be shut down 24 hours prior to the lottery to prevent a last minute rush to register. Membership will be closed at 1200 hrs Pacific time on Monday, November 28th, 2016. You must register prior to that time and date in order to participate in the lottery.

4.    To all existing members of the ECA; Your name will not automatically be placed into the lottery. You must register for the lottery manually using your ECA number when asked to input it.

5.    Your name will go into the lottery box once and there will be only one entry per registered person.

6.    In order to insure a completely random and fair chance for all entrants, the lottery will proceed as follows; All names will be entered once into the main lottery box for all registered entrants.

7.    A second box, (the knife box) will be filled with the names of every knife available in the lottery, one for every knife.

8.    We will draw a name from the lottery box and then draw a knife name from the knife box. So, if we draw John Johnson from the lottery box, we will then draw a knife ticket from the knife box and the knife name on that ticket is the one that John Johnson gets from the lottery. This will proceed until there are no more knife tickets left in the box.

9.    There will be no alternate names drawn for the lottery knives.

10.  If your name is drawn as the winner for any knife model then your name cannot be drawn again and will be removed from the remaining lottery drawings.

Method of Payment

You must include your credit card and all shipping information in your registration. We will not ship to postal boxes so we need a physical address. You will be charged for the knife, shipping and insurance at the value of the knife when sold. California residents will also be charged the current California sales tax. To protect ourselves against any possible fraud there will be no overnight next day shipping. Allow us 3-5 days to process the order, confirm its validity, and then it will be shipped to you. International Orders must be paid by international money order and must clear the bank before the knife is shipped. Shipping charges will be additional and determined at time of payment due to the differences in international shipping costs, method of shipping, and value of knife.

Auction Rules


1.    Minimum Bid increment is $25.00

2.    If you win an auction, you must call in your method of payment ie. Credit card, check, etc. 310-539-5633. Credit Card is preferred for quickest delivery. All checks must clear the bank before shipping. *Note for international orders, please see Rule #3.

3.    International Orders must be paid by international money order and must clear the bank before the knife is shipped.

4.    You are allowed 2 business days from close of bidding to submit your payment, otherwise the knife will go to the next highest bidder.

5.    Shipping charges will be additional and determined at time of payment due to the differences in international shipping costs, method of shipping, and value of knife. All California residents will be charged California sales tax.

6.    Anti-sniping rules are in effect via auction software. Five (5) minutes will be allowed for last highest bid after the closing time to prevent sniping.

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