A knife purportedly used by a Navy SEAL in the mission that killed Osama bin Laden is up for auction and has more than $15,000 raised (at the time of this posting) with less than a day left for bidding.
Being auctioned on the site 24Fundraiser, the pocket knife designed by Ernest Emerson was given to "Mark Owen," a pseudonym used by a member of SEAL Team 6 who wrote “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden.”
A knife up for auction owned by "Mark Owen," a member of SEAL Team 6 on the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. (Photo: 24Fundraiser)
"That is the real deal -- Owen is the real guy and this is the real knife," Emerson, who owns Emerson Knives, said according to the item description.
The description claims that the knife was carried by Owen for more than eight years, including his mission to kill bin Laden.
“I'm donating the 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 anyway that I could," Owen said in the knife's description. "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 for the knife ends Wednesday, May 15 at 8 p.m. Check out the full posting here.
(H/T: Daily Caller)