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04-22-2003, 11:36 PM

This knife is available during a silent auction and all proceeds from the sale will go to the Special Olympics. Larry Nordell, who is in charge of the fund raising for this event, has made Central Utah Correctional Facility #3 in donations to the Special Olympics in the state of Utah. This little trout/paring knife (depending on how you look at it!) is made with an ATS-34 stainless steel blade, stainless tubes for fasteners and "bone-stag" handles, the first handle of this material I've ever used. I kind of like it!

The beautiful brain tanned and beaded sheath is donated by Nathan Buckman, a fellow teacher, at the facility. He is also a bowyer/mountain man who tanned the leather and did the beadwork himself. This includes the rawhide lining inside the sheath. The rest of the staff in the Education dept. has also contributed toward this auction item. I hope someone will like this little knife and that we can do well by this worthy cause.

Send any offers to me at:

04-23-2003, 01:36 PM
I will list the bids here:

#1 - S. L./Florida, 4/23/03: $250.00
#2 - Rick/New Jersey, 4/23/03: $300.00
#3 - Gabe Newell, 4/23/03: $350.00
#4 - J. Reynolds, 5/4/03 $500.00
#5 - Gabe Newell, 5/5/03 $550.00
#6 - David Jackson, 5/7/03 $575.00
#7 - Gabe Newell, 5/5/03 $650.00

Thank you very much!

04-23-2003, 05:11 PM
nice little knife, steve. great donation.

Gabe Newell
04-23-2003, 05:19 PM
Can we post bids here or do we only send mail?

04-23-2003, 06:32 PM
Thanks, it's nothing too fancy, but the cause is a great one, in my mind.

It will be fine to post a bid either way.

If you post here, I'll just add it to the list when I get back to the forum.

Thanks for your interest.


Gabe Newell
04-23-2003, 08:34 PM

04-23-2003, 11:20 PM
Thanks, Gabe!

05-04-2003, 11:03 PM
Thank you Jeremy Reynolds. That's is fantastic. "Oklahoma is certainly OK!" in my book!

Gabe Newell
05-04-2003, 11:29 PM
Mail sent. $550.

05-05-2003, 08:11 AM
Great Gabe, Thank you!

05-07-2003, 01:38 AM
David Jackson deserves a great thank you! Primo Knives supports Specail Olympics, as do al the others who've made offers.

Gabe Newell
05-07-2003, 02:59 AM

05-07-2003, 08:09 AM

Thanks, Gabe!

05-09-2003, 06:50 PM
I just received this note from Central Utah Correctional Facility and thought it should be passed along to you guys who've been so supportive:

"As the Administrator at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in charge of Corrections Week, I would just like to say thank you, once again, for your donation. I have been looking at your forum and how folks from all over the country have... bid over the internet... It has been a great year for Larry and Special Olympics,...and please pass on CUCF's thanks to your bidders. Randy"

As you can see, your interest and generosity toward this great cause is certainly appreciated! Thank you for the kind note, Randy.

05-12-2003, 11:00 PM
Well, Gabe Newell so generouisly made the highest offer at $650.

Then...........when notified to send the check, for that amount, written out to "Specail Olympics," he went ahead and rounded it up ot $1000.00.

There is EXCITEMENT here in So-central Utah, let me tell you!

That is so great! Thank you Gabe!


Larry, Nathan, Randy, Steve, and the Education Dept. and staff, here at CUCF.......... and ........all the great kids that this marvellous donation will benefit!

If you think that I used a large number of excalmation points, you're right!

05-12-2003, 11:35 PM
Wow, that is awesome, Gabe.