The Knife community supports the “Free to Carry” fundraiser
Custom Knife Makers, Major Knife Brands and More Come Together in Support of the American Knife & Tool Institute
– Curtis Smith, AOB Marketing Director and Event Co-Chair
CODY, WYOMING, USA, Aug 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – The knife community has grown significantly to support the American Knife & Tool Institute’s online fundraiser. “Free to Carry” is an annual event that brings together the knife industry and knife users, showing its appreciation to the association that advocates for reasonable and rational knife laws and works to ensure Americans can manufacture , transport and use the most suitable tool. their needs. This year, the non-profit event will take place August 20-22.
Leading brands in the knife and tool industry have generously contributed as sponsors this year. Leading Gold Sponsors are American Outdoor Brands, Benchmade, CRKT, WR Case & Sons Cutlery, The Evans Group, WE KNIFE and Work Sharp. Buck Knives, Boker, Fox Knives and Spartan Blades support as silver sponsors.
Individuals will have the opportunity to purchase one of a kind knives from famous custom cutlers Ken Steigerwalt, Matthew Lerch, Alan Folts, Richard Rogers, Peter Martin, Steve Jernigan, Barry Gallagher, Brian Tighe and others.
“We sincerely thank these custom cutlers for their contribution, which represents a tremendous amount of their time,” said Mark Schreiber, CRKT President and Event Co-Chair. “Many have faithfully donated each year because they believe in what we do to promote the industry and help people feel confident in carrying and using knives. “
The auction website is hosted at fundraiser.support/freetocarry and is now live to view the catalog of available items. The knives were donated by Buck Knives, Spyderco, Chris Reeve Knives, WR Case, Fox Knives, Gerber, Boker, Leatherman, Old School Knife Works, CRKT, etc. There are luxury vacation homes in Manzanillo, Mexico, and a beautiful William Henry Aleksius bracelet.
“The sponsorship is just one more way for the knife industry to show its appreciation for AKTI’s legislative successes and its efforts to promote knives as valuable tools,” said Curtis Smith, Managing Director of AOB Marketing and co-chair of the event. “We sincerely thank American Outdoor Brands, Benchmade, CRKT, WR Case & Sons Cutlery, The Evans Group, WE KNIFE, Work Sharp, Buck Knives, Boker, Fox Knives and Spartan Blades, for this additional support which helps us to work effectively at solve our common problems. And thank you to all the companies who have contributed factory and limited edition knives and accessories. We look forward to a very successful auction.