Navy SEAL auctions knife from bin Laden mission

Proceeds from the auction for the knife — which fetched $25,400 — will benefit Combat Flip Flops

Navy SEAL auctions knife from bin Laden mission

(Photo 24fundraiser.com)

By M1 Staff

A former Navy SEAL who wrote a book outlining his role in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 has auctioned off the knife he carried on the mission.

Proceeds from the auction for the knife — which fetched $25,400 — will go to five military charities, The Daily Caller reported.

According to auction site 24fundraiser.com, Matt Bissonnette , who wrote "No Easy Day" under the  pseudonym Mark Owen, had owned the knife for eight years and carried it during the May 2011 raid.

“I’m donating the knife because the owner of Combat Flip Flops is a friend and when he told me about this auction, and all the good that the money raised was going to go towards, I wanted to help in any way that I could,” Bissonnette wrote on the auction site.