Navy SEAL Auctions Knife From Bin Laden Raid

| by Michael Allen
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An Emerson CQC-7 folding knife that was carried by a Navy SEAL, who was part of the Osama bin Laden raid on May 1, 2011, is being auctioned on

According to The Daily Caller, the knife auction is to benefit Special Operation Forces and their families.

The knife reportedly belonged to "Mark Owen," a pseudonym used by a former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the famous raid: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama 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 any way that I could,” Mark Owen states on

Ernest Emerson, who designed and created the knife, told The Daily Caller that he gave the knife to Owen to “see that this serves a good purpose.”

“I placed the knife into his hands,” Emerson said. "He is known to me. … [The knife] is real, and it is his knife that was carried on the mission.”

The auction, which has brought bids over $5000, closes on May 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Sources: The Daily Caller and