Tony Bose, Lucas Burnley, Brian Tighe, Ken Onion, D’Holder and other well-known knifemakers donate to Blade Show event.
Knives from renowned custom makers including Tony Bose, Russ Kommer, Steve Jernigan, Tom Veff, Lucas Burnley, Brian Tighe, Ken Onion, D’Holder, Ed Van Hoy, Tony Marfione, Ken Steigerwalt, Alan Folts, Jesper Voxnaes, T.W. Downing, Robert Carter and Brad Zinker will be on live auction at the American Knife & Tool Institute’s (AKTI) fundraiser on Friday evening, June 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia. Individuals who otherwise would never have the opportunity to own a knife by these makers due to their high demand will have a chance to bid on a knife donated to AKTI.
Funds raised by the live and silent auctions will support the American Knife & Tool Institute’s legislative efforts. This year the event is titled “Free to Carry” and well-known knife expert and auctioneer Bruce Voyles has again generously volunteered his time to conduct the live auction.
“The American Knife & Tool Institute quietly and diligently works with legislators at the state and federal level to clarify and remove knife laws, allowing individuals to be ‘Free to Carry’ the knife of their choice,” said CJ Buck, AKTI President. “We cannot thank these makers enough for their tremendous support.”
Fans of the Canadian “Renaissance Man,” Brian Tighe, will not want to miss the opportunity to own one or both of the Tighe Tac Twos donated. The Tanto and Drop Point blades are compound ground and 3-7/8” in length. Great addition to any Tighe collector.
There will also be several specialty knives at the event donated by company members offered as silent auction items including BTI Tools, Benchmade, Boker USA, Browning, Buck Knives, Camillus Cutlery, Chris Reeve Knives, CRKT, Kai USA/Zero Tolerance, Leatherman, Ontario Knife Company, SOG, Spyderco and W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery. Member sponsors for the evening include CRKT, W. R. Case, Boker USA, and Buck Knives.