Friday is Veteran’s Day and as I’ve done for the past few years, it’s time to have another auction to raise some funds for the WWP (Wounded Warrior Project). I acquired a number of the Tom’s Choice Barlows in a collection I purchased and based on their popularity, thought this might be a good choice for the auction.
The handle material is Antique Amber Saw Cut Bone. Knife is new in the original tube.
Here’s how the auction works.
Submit a bit by leaving a ‘comment’ to this blog post. Do NOT email me your bid, it won’t get entered!!!.
Please bid in at least $5 increments.
Bid entries must be posted by Midnite CST 11/11/2016
I think what the WWP does for our wounded veterans is great and support their efforts by holding the occasional auction and donating the proceeds from the sale of the GEC collector buttons. If you’re not familiar with their activities, I encourage you to check them out. Even if you’re not interested or don’t win the auction, consider making a donation to their effort.
This Wounded Warrior Project auction is a collaborative effort with Dave Taylor, Knife Leather Traditions. Dave very generously donated some gorgeous slabs of Exhibition Grade Desert Ironwood and Mosaic pins which we had applied to one of the Trestle Pine Buddy blades. I think the result is a great looking knife and definitely a very rare piece. A grand total of just three of these were built.
I’ve always favored the Wounded Warrior Project as an organization that does a great job of filling a void for our returning Wounded Warriors and I know Dave feels the same. In honor of their sacrifices past and present, I thought it might be appropriate to hold an auction ending at a time which would commemorate the upcoming Veterans Day.
The slabs are matched front to back.The knife will come with a formed fitted leather sheath with FireSteel Loop in the box with a COA.
All you have to do to place a bid is hit the “leave a comment” button at the bottom of this post with your bid. Here’s a brief set of rules that are about as simple as I can keep them.
Bidding opens immediately
The bidding will end at the 11th hour (CST) of the 11 day of the 11 month.
In the event of duplicate bids the earlier bid takes precedence
If you don’t feel like bidding, how about going to the Wounded Warrior Project website and consider making a direct donation.
100% of the Proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
As you may have noticed, I haven’t held as many Wounded Warrior Project auctions this year as usual. It’s not that I no longer support them because I do more than ever. Rather than simply raising money by auctioning items off, I’ve decided to make private donations during the year and also hold the occasional fund raising auction as well. I don’t want folks to get burned out with the never ending auctions and fund raisers. Since the 4th of July is a major holiday set aside to celebrate honoring not only the country’s independence but also recognizing those men and women that made huge and sometimes the ultimate sacrifice for all of us, it’s also a great time to remember our Wounded Warriors.
I’ve pulled what I hope will be a unique piece that may draw some interest. Up for bid is a #452112 Interior Mammoth Ivory, Serial #4. of just 5 knives made. The price on this knife was just under $500 dollars when it was released in 2012. There are natural occurring fractures common to Mammoth Ivory that have been stabilized during production.
Same program as usual, pretty simple……. here’s the process.
100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
To Bid simply ‘leave a comment’ to this post with your Bid Amount
Bids will be accepted until Noon CST on July 5 (so everyone has time to watch the parade and fireworks on the 4th)
If you can’t or don’t wish to bid, pass the information on to a friend. ALL of the monies raised from the auction go to a great cause supporting our wounded troops. And if you just can’t afford to bid, try to make a donation, of whatever size to the Wounded Warrior Project. You’ll feel good and more importantly, someone else might feel a little better as well.
Congratulations and many thanks to Alan for placing the winning bid of $250 for the GEC Christmas Wishes knife. Congrats also to Mike for placing the next high bid of $200 and will get one of the David Anthony books in appreciation.
If you’re a new to the blog and haven’t posted before, your initial post has to be approved before it shows up on the blog. So until I see and and approve it, it’s not visible to anyone. This can cause an issue if someone posts a bid that doesn’t show up and another bidder thinks they already have the high bid. This is why I’ve always encouraged folks to not wait until the last minute to post a bid. By ending the auction at noon on Monday, it makes it a lot easier for me to monitor the bidding right up until the cutoff.
Just a reminder that the Wounded Warrior Project Christmas Auction runs for just four more days and ends at Midnite CST, Sunday, December 16!! Right now the bidding stands at $200 and last years knife brought $325, so we’ve got a ways to go to beat that number.
To sweeten the deal a bit, I’m also going to give away one of David Anthony’s books on Great Eastern Cutlery to the runnerup bidder. So whoever comes in with the second highest bid….wins a free book.
Congrats go to Tom H for placing the winning bid of $265 for the Ivory Whaler in the July 4th, 2012 Wounded Warrior Project Auction! You’ve made a great contribution to helping out a group of folks that really deserve our support. Thank you!!!
Don’t forget, the auction for the Wounded Warriors Project ends at noon CST, Wednesday, June 27. There’s an EDC Whaler finished in Elephant Ivory that needs a home!!! Only 5 whalers were finished in Ivory in 2011 and this is one of the 5.
Right now the bidding stands at around $183. In fact, that’s less then 1/2 the price of a non-EDC model…if you can find one of the other 4!! That’s one helluva bargain!! Remember, 100% of the proceeds from this auction goes to the Wounded Warrior Project.
If you plan on bidding I strongly encourage you NOT to wait until the last minute. This isn’t Ebay and bids may not show up immediately. Bidders have lost out in the past due to last minute bids so don’t let it happen to you!! To place a bid, go to: Wounded Warrior Project Auction