Sunday, September 1, 2013

Spyderco World Trade Center Fundraising Knife Project: Knife with WTC steel and Presentation Box

Number 612 (of 2819), this is a Spyderco World Trade Center knife.  A special tribute and fundraising effort, it incorporates WTC steel in the Twin Towers silhouette on the handle.
Info from Spyderco's website about this knife:
Spyderco's World Trade Center Fundraising Knife Project began when Spyderco's owners and employees deeply wanted to contribute to a cause we felt strongly about -- helping the surviving families of the fire and police personnel that perished on September 11, 2001. A commendable outlet for doing just that was the New York Police and Fire Widow's and Children's Benefit Fund*. At the project's inception unique challenges were met by a number of same-feeling people who made it all happen. In honor of the fallen members of the Saving And Serving community we designed a variation of a sheepfoot rescue model with our new Ball Bearing Lock set in a black FRN handle. There are a total of 2819 numbered pieces, one for every life lost that day. Making the knife extraordinary is an inlay of the Twin Towers skyline cut from a steel girder retrieved from World Trade Center Tower One it is set flush into the handle. The knife is presented in a custom box of cocobolo wood. $225. per knife with all profits going to the New York Police and Fire Widow's and Children's Benefit Fund. Our gratitude for those who are helping us make this a reality.
  • Police Lt. John McArdle (NYPD)
  • Police Officer Jerome Kazlauskas (NYPD)
  • Police Officer Jerome Maier (NYPD)
  • Police Officer Juan Gonzalez (NYPD)
  • Jeff Silman
  • Police Officer John D'Allara and Family New York
  • Judd Evans, Evergreen, CO
  • Joe Rogers, Rogers Wire EDM Service, Arvada, CO
  • Darrell Lewis, Bodycote Metallurgical Coatings, Greensboro, NC
  • The Spyderco Crew, Golden, CO
*This charity is an IRS Section 501c(3) corporation. The charity has annual Certified Financial Statements from Grant Thornton CPA's filed with the New York State Department of State. The Tax ID number is 13-33440675. The charity has less than 2% expenses, does not use professional fundraisers, and relies on active volunteer committee to raise funds. 

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