It’s back!

The Knife Rights Ultimate Steel Spectacular has returned in glorious fashion.

Each year, the knife rights organization launches an amazing fundraising campaign to raise money for the cause. For 2018, they have gathered more than $175,000 in prizes (so far) to give away to those who donate. Because all the knives and guns are donated to Knife Rights, 100 percent of the proceeds to go to help funding the organization.

Here is a quick breakdown of the entry process.

  • $20 gets 1 entry
  • $40 gets 2 entries
  • $60 gets 4 entries
  • $80 gets 6 entries

Along with a Knife Rights membership at $60 or above, higher donations also get cool gear branded with Knife Rights while supplies last.

  • $100 gets 9 entries + Kizer Kesmec
  • $200 gets 22 entries + SOG Ultra C-Ti
  • $300 gets 37 entries + Spyderco Native 5 Lightweight
  • $400 gets 60 entries + Colonial Nemesis
  • $500 gets 90 entries + Cold Steel Swift II
  • $1,000 gets 150 entries + Hogue Damascus/CF A01 Microswitch

Those who donate before May 16 are also eligible for an early bird bonus drawing with more than $35,000 in prizes. To be eligible for the main drawing, you have to donate by August 1. Drawings will be done within two weeks of the closing dates.

Before I show you just some of the prizes you can win, I thought I’d go over just why you should donate to Knife Rights (aside from the cool gear you could win). I probably don’t have to tell you that the knife laws in the country are confusing and often messed up. Knife Rights founder Doug Ritter and crew have made it their goal to defend the civil rights of knife owners through legislation and educate the wider public about knives.

They’ve accomplished these goals by pushing for the enactment of knife laws that are clear and deregulated. The organization has had quite the number of accomplishments since it was first founded in 2010. Here is a map of things Knife Rights had a hand in (a list can be found here).

They’ve worked on high-profile cases like those brought in New York City against unjust knife laws in the city and have worked to repeal bans on switchblades and other knife laws around the United States.

If you want to help them keep going through a donation, doing so during the Ultimate Steel Spectacular can possibly win you just one of hundreds of prizes.

Here is a tiny sampling of the prizes:

Custom Edmund Davidson ViXXiN Neo Tactical Integral Fixed Blade

Custom Brian Tighe Tighebreaker Integral Damasteel Flipper

Custom Brad Zinker Urban Trapper Framelock Flipper

Mid-Tech Demko AD-15MG Scorpion Lock Folder

ESEE 6P – Autographed by Col. Oliver North

KA-BAR USMC Autographed by the recently deceased R. Lee Gunny Ermeg & Gunny’s Glock G17 Gen5 (Actual Image from previous year though it will be pretty much the same)


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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