Welcome to my 8th Annual “Going to the Dogs” Sale. I’ve been doing this for eight years now (hard to believe!), and it’s been great fun and very rewarding. You can see last year’s sale here: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads...e-dogs”-sale-dedicated-to-boy-part-1.1667277/ and it in turn will provide a link to the previous year’s sale, and so on and so on, back to the first one in December of 2012.
We are dog lovers in my family, always have been, always will be, and eight years ago I had an idea for a way to combine my love of pocket knives with my love of dogs by selling off some of my collection to benefit worthy organizations which help the pups.
In my 6th Annual Sale two years ago, I posted a pic of my wife and me with our 4 rescue dogs: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/afaustin’s-6th-annual-going-to-the-dogs-sale-part-1.1591177/ Then last year, I sadly reported that our big blonde shepherd, Boy, had passed away. Well, our 4 rescues were all of advanced age, and this past September we lost another one, Petey, our “Little Big Man”, which he truly was---all 13 lbs. of him. He definitely punched above his weight and I once had to come between him and a perplexed Great Dane who had somehow rubbed him the wrong way! But the vast majority of the time he was calm and wise, a veritable little Buddha. We gave him a good life here and he enjoyed it, and particularly adored my wife Rosalinda. We’ll always remember and miss him, and this year’s sale is dedicated to Petey.
As in past years, 100% of the proceeds of the sale will go to organizations which help dogs. I try to choose organizations which have some sort of matching funds challenge available, so that the sale’s contribution gets double bang-for-the-buck. The last couple of years I split the proceeds between two terrific organizations, the Austin Humane Society: http://www.austinhumanesociety.org/ and Soi Dog: https://www.soidog.org/ and each did have a matching funds opportunity, so the contributions were doubled. I’m still communicating with organizations at present and trying for the matching funds, so stay tuned on that.
Likewise as in past years, I’m getting lots of help from some outstanding folks who love dogs as much as they love knives. These great friends from here on the forum, just as they have done for the last several years, are sending me a bunch of quality knives to add to the sale. They have asked to remain anonymous but they know they have my sincere gratitude for their generosity and good hearts.
I have a lot of knives to sell, so as in past years, this sale will have several “Parts” which will go up every week or so, adding a new group of knives. So please keep checking back.
Once the sales are done and the total proceeds are donated, I'll post the acknowledgment letters from the organizations. I should note that before the very first one of these benefit sales, I ran it by our friendly neighborhood supermod and he kindly gave me the green light---thanks again, Mike, and thank you, BladeForums.
6/14/20 Update: Part 2 of this sale is now open here: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/afaustin’s-8th-annual-“going-to-the-dogs”-sale-part-2.1734148/
6/18/20 Update: I've added 3 nice Spydies and a couple of CRKT Pilars to the sale, listed over in the modern Folders subforum: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/spydercos-and-crkt-pilars.1734837/#post-19830097 (all now SOLD)
6/21/20 Update: Part 3 of this sale is now open here:
6/27/20 Update: I've added a Buck 500 Duke over in the Buck subforum:
6/28/20 Update: Part 4 of the sale is now open here:
7/2/20 Update: I'm going to start withdrawing a few of the knives from the various "Parts" (my knives, not the ones from my generous donors) which aren't selling and offer them up on ebay. All proceeds from that will likewise be added to the total here. I'm determined to move as many of these knives as possible so as to increase the total for the pups!
7/5/20 Update: Part 5 of the sale is now open here:
7/12/20 Update: Part 6 of the sale is now open here:
7/19/20 Update: Part 7 of the sale is now open here:
7/25/20 Update: I won't be putting up a new "Part" this week, as this sale is now just about done! I'll be tallying up the numbers, confirming the matching funds, making the donations, and getting the letters from the beneficiary organizations. Then I'll put up a final thread with all that information and wrap up the sale. So please stay tuned for that!
8/1/20 Update: It's a wrap! This sale is now officially over and the donations have been made. Part 8 has all the details here: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/afaustin’s-8th-annual-going-to-the-dogs-sale-part-8-donations-made.1742502/
Prices include shipping, USPS 1st Class, w/ Delivery Confirmation. PayPal only. I'll cover the PayPal fees, so please list it as a sale of goods, not a gift.
1st unconditional "I'll take it", followed up with prompt payment. I think my PM/Conversations box might fill up pretty quickly, so please e-mail me for payment info. at: aforsythe4 [at] austin [dot] rr [dot] com
Once we have a deal, please post an "I’ll take it" in this sales thread, since that’s required for us both to leave feedback, which I think is important.
By buying these knives you are stating that you are at least 18 years of age, and otherwise in compliance with all applicable laws regarding them.
International Sales Policies:
I like the international character of BF and so I’m usually willing to jump through the extra hoops to do international sales. But as this sale has grown in size and become a good deal more work, I’ve got to place some limits. So, apologies, but it’s U.S.A. only for this sale.
Now that all that’s out of the way, let’s get on to the knives!
Thanks, and thanks for helping the pups!
1) Case Eisenhower #06263 in Jigged Chestnut Bone. Stainless blades. Appears unused and unsharpened. Very pretty little knife.
No box. $40.00 SOLD
2) Case Pen Knife #72042 in Curly Maple. Stainless blades. Appears unused and unsharpened. Very attractive curly maple covers.
No box. $40.00 SOLD