Knife carried by Navy SEAL in Osama raid fetches Rs 19.35 lakh

May 20, 2013, 01:44 IST | Agencies

The knife that was carried by one of the elite SEAL Team Six members in the 2011 raid on former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has been sold at an auction, with the proceeds going to the family of another fallen SEAL, Brett Shadle.

SEAL team member Matt Bissonnette - who wrote his book No Easy Day under the pen name of Mark Owen - was given the knife by Ernest Emerson, the owner of company Emerson Knives.

He carried it with him for eight long years, including the May 1, 2011, raid that ended with the killing of Osama.

The auction raised a total of $35,400 (Rs 19.35 lakh) for the knife. The complete fund-raiser garnered more than $75,000 (Rs 41 lakh) for charitable organisations. The knife buyer’s identity remains unknown.

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