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06-20-2013, 12:28 AM
I can't believe that the Sanpete knife auction will be here in a few short weeks. Last year was great. I'm sure this year will be even better. It's a great chance to bid on some knives from some hard to get makers, as well as some great new makers. I can't wait. :rockon:

06-20-2013, 03:23 PM
We have commitment from everyone that participated last year (I think!) and we even have the type of knife that will be offered from about half of us. There should be 11 knives available; from makers who either live here in Sanpete county, or still love it, even though they may moved away for a while. (He'll be back!)
3-4 nice Hunting Knives
One cool Mini-Wilderness-type
One Loveless-style Lamb Utility

This year part of the proceeds will got o the Fair Budget and part will go to the 3 local VFW/Legion organizations in the county.

Larry Peterson
08-20-2013, 02:43 PM

congratulations on another annual Sanpete auction! I don't know about the others, but I was thrilled at the quality of the knives and the bidding responce of the public. If I am correct, your knife sold fot the highest amount, with John Young right behind you.

This is a wonderful boost to the Sanpete County Fair and the Veterans organizations. I want to personally thank you for inviting me and my son Hank to donate a knife. I hope we can do this again!

I wish you well, Larry Peterson

09-01-2013, 07:32 PM
We couldn't do it without all the makers and bidders, Larry. Not to mention the Fair Board adn our great Auctioneers, john and Glen Bair. Thanks for your contributions! It was a great time and we took in $1000.00 more than last year! Thank you to you and Hank and everyone involved:
John Bailey
Ephraim - nice burl wood-handled hunter
John Bair
Springville - 8" flat-ground & filed-worked Bowie, Ebony handle
Mitch Jenkins
Manti- black camp knife, Micarta? handles
Jerry E. Johnson
Spring City - Beautiful carved and sculpted little trout and bird knife, Merino Sheep handles
Steve Johnson
Manti- Loveless-style Lamb Utility, India Sambar Stag handles
Jesse Larson
Manti - Striking "Bird & Trout Knife," Stag handle, narrow-tang, damascus blade
Chad Nell
St. George - Very nice drop point, amazing hard wood handles
Hank Peterson
Ephraim - 4" trailing point hunter, Mule deer antler handle
Larry A Peterson
Ephraim - 5" trailing point hunter, Mule deer crown antler handle
Brian Workman
Manti- Drop Point Hunter, Damascus, blade, burl hardwood handles
John Young
Ephraim - 'Chute knife blade, single guard, Desert Iron wood handles

09-01-2013, 11:32 PM
Any pics and prices they went for?


09-03-2013, 02:16 AM
here is a shot snapped from my cell phone of the group of knives. sorry it's not verry clear.
I can't wait to do it again next year. I have somthing planned that nobody in this area has done.
It's super top secret though so all yall will just have to wait and see:D

09-03-2013, 02:36 AM
here is a better pic of the knife that I donated. textured sambar stag handle with bronze fittings and red and black spacers. The blade is some of brads damascus from alabama damascus.
This one went for $550.00 I was verry happy about that, and the buyer seemed to be happy to. A win, win I would say.

09-03-2013, 10:37 AM
Some of these photos were taken even before the knife was fully completed, in order to get them into the Fair Book, so if you think you detect an "unfinished" appearance, that is what it is.

John Bailey:

John Bair:

MItch Jenkins:

Jerry Johnson:

Steve Johnson:

Chad Nell:

Larry Peterson:

Hank Peterson:

John Young:

I am sorry, but I did get a photo of Brian Workman's cool Damascus Hunter, it can be seen in the group shot that Jesse posted above, 3rd from the left, though it's not a close-up.

09-03-2013, 10:39 AM
Nice toes, i mean knives. Beautiful


09-04-2013, 04:43 AM
Very nice!

09-04-2013, 11:15 PM
The auction was a blast this year. I can't wait to do it again. I'm already planning next years knife.

09-05-2013, 11:23 AM
You made it a blast, John. It was great having your dad do some selling, also. Thanks, we know we're lucky to have you both as a knifemaker and a nationally respected and extraordinary auctioneer!

Larry Peterson
09-17-2013, 03:08 PM
The 11 knifemakers were invited to the "Sanpete County Fair get-to-gether" where we enjoyed a mighty fine steak supper. The knife makers were honered with an ovation and some mighty fine praise.

Even Doc' Olsen, Family practice MD, talked about being a knife maker some years back with his friend Harvey Draper, another Sanpete knife maker.

A nice time was had by all!

Best wishes, Larry Peterson

09-18-2013, 10:25 AM
Sorry to have missed it, just too much to get done for the Guild Show. Great folks, those Fair Board members!

10-10-2013, 05:59 AM
dang I wanted to go to, but it seems that life got in the way. ohh well there is always next year