Tomorrow is December 1st, and the corkscrew-fiscal year will be coming to an end in the coming month. And, in recent days, Addicts have been sending emails out to their fellow Addicts with their Best Sixes for 2014.
As I have mentioned in the past, it is always a tough choice what will make the best 6 of the year. There have been some fantastic corkscrews added to the collection this year. And, there have been many that have come into the collection, only to be traded (or sold) off, and might possibly turn up in other collectors’ best sixes.
There are a couple of corkscrews acquired this year that had long been on my wish list, so those will definitely make the cut. But, does the unusual Murphy with blade make the list? It is actually a bit rarer than one might think. And, that is where the decision becomes difficult.
Are they the best 6, insofar as they are the most desirable and carry a greater value? Or, are they the best 6, insofar as they carry the most value to the collection; value in appropriateness of fit rather than value in dollars (not that they don’t have that type of value as well).
Over the years, I have definitely leaned towards the latter, not that any approach to what makes your personal best 6 is technically wrong. The only true restriction that I place on the decision making process, is that the best 6 of the year was acquired within that corkscrew collecting calendar year.
With all that said, here are a few that are in the running. And, of course, you never know what might turn up in the coming weeks. It would be awesome to pick up another rarity that makes the decision that much more difficult (or that much easier for that matter).
Just for fun, feel free to weigh in. What do you think should the list?