Las Vegas, NV (January 20, 2012) – As a crowd gathered around their booth during the 2012 SHOT Show in Vegas, representatives of the Ontario Knife/Queen Cutlery Company along with American Knife & Tool Institute leaders drew the name of a very lucky gentleman.
AKTI member Ed Weeren wasn’t in attendance at the show, but was recently notified of his big win. Ed is the proud new owner of one of the first 200 OKC3s Marine Corps Bayonets produced by Ontario/Queen which is specially displayed and engraved with the AKTI logo and a quote from President Ronald Reagan He also wins a stay in western New York and private tour of the Ontario Cutlery facility.
(Pictured – AKTI President Bill Raczkowski, Ontario President Nick Trbovich, Goldie Russell, Past AKTI President, Jan Billeb, AKTI Executive Director with staff from Ontario Knife in background.)
When responding to news of his win, Ed explained what being an AKTI member meant to him.
“I joined AKTI because of the respect I have for those who set it up and for the work AKTI is doing to allow citizens like me to continue to enjoy knives and to carry my pocket knives without fear of being arrested. I am an NRA Life Member and understand that each of us have to accept some responsibility and do what we can to help all of us continue the freedoms given to citizens when this country was founded. While I was not a Marine I hold them in greatest respect. I attended Texas A & M and received a commission in the U S Army in 1958.
Keep up the good work you and your group are doing.”