A Navy SEAL is auctioning a folding knife that he carried during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
The Emerson CQC-7® stainless steel folding knife is among several items being auctioned to raise money for charities benefitting Special Operation Forces and their families, according to The Daily Caller.
The Emerson CQC-7® knife was carried by “Mark Owen,” the pseudonym for the former SEAL Team 6 member who took part in the May 1, 2011, raid that led to the killing of bin Laden, the former al-Qaida leader blamed for the 9/11 terrorists attacks on the U.S. Owen published a book about the raid, “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden.”
“I'm donating the (The Emerson CQC-7 ®) knife because the owner of Combat Flip flops is a friend and when he told me about this auction and all the good that the money raised was going to go towards, I wanted to help in any way that I could,” according to a statement attributed to Owen on the auction site 24fundrfaiser.com.
“Giving back to our community is very important to me and if donating this knife to charity helps with that process then I'm more than happy to do it!”
The auction site says Owen owned the knife for more than eight years and carried it on a variety of combat missions. The Daily Caller said it contacted Ernest Emerson, the weapons expert who designed and created The Emerson CQC-7 ® knife, and Emerson confirmed its authenticity. Emerson told The Daily Caller that he gave The Emerson CQC-7 ® knife to Owen.
“I placed the knife into his hands,” Emerson told The Daily Caller. “He is known to me. … [The knife] is real, and it is his knife that was carried on the mission.”
Bidding on the knife ends at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Credit MSN News for this article.
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It’s the greatest knife ever created I’ve been carrying the cqc7 since 1999 I’ve owned a total of 8 of them now currently have a pair of jungle 7s.
Tony Clark, I hope you get the chance to read this. RTC Great Lakes Division 444. I was the Honor Recruit. So I think you would remember me. Look me up on Facebook, and I live in the Philippines now.
I was injured in 2007 on a deployment in Iraq, so I went overseas.
Hope to hear from you Clark been looking for you for years.
That knife is priceless id say but definitely was auctioned for a good cause! I have to admit I had to pick up that identical one after I read this article. How could you not want to?
This was a very kind gesture for charity. What a historical knife…Truly amazing.