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The Story Behind the Spyderco ARK

The ARK or "Always Ready Knife" is a purpose-designed personal-defense knife conceived by U.S. Army combat veteran John Shirley and his friend Sam Owens. While deployed to Afghanistan, Shirley learned that an alarming number of U.S. personnel were falling victim to sexual assault, particularly while showering. Drawing from his knowledge of the Japanese martial arts and with the help of Owens' skills as a craftsman, they developed the ARK as a lightweight self-defense tool that can literally be carried anywhere.





For those of you who would like to purchase a Spyderco ARK and donate it to a deploying U.S. service member, you may do so below. We will send it directly to the service member selected by the designer, John Shirley. Thank you for your contribution.

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DONATION
I would like to donate a Spyderco ARK Fixed Blade knife to a deploying U.S. service member and it will be sent directly to the service member selected by the designer, John Shirley.
SALE*
$104.95
$68.22

DONORS'
CITY & STATE
RECIPIENTS'
INITIALS
RANK &
BRANCH
DEPLOYMENT
LOCATION
STATUS
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Virden, IL
MM
SCPO, Navy
Afghanistan
Received
2
Columbia, MD
AK
PO1, Navy
Afghanistan
Received
3
Columbia, MD
AC
SPC, Army
Afghanistan
Received
4
Sykesville, MD
LW
MAJ, Army
Horn of Africa
Received
5
Hedgesville, WV
CM
LCPL, Marine
Afghanistan
Received
6
Norwalk, CT
SH
SGT, Air Force
Afghanistan
Shipped
7
Highlands Ranch, CO
CP
SGT, Army
Korea
Shipped
8
Campbell, CA
CB
PO1, Navy
Afghanistan
Shipped
9
La Mesa, CA
CH
CPL, Marine
Iraq
Received
10
Hoover, AL
DG
MAJ, Army
Jordan
Received
11
Huntington, IN
JR
SSG, Army
Afghanistan
Received
12
Huntington, IN
JK
SPC, Army
Bahrain
Delivered
13
Wilkesboro, NC
MS
MAJ, Army
Afghanistan
Delivered
14
Baton Rouge, LA
DS
SGT, Army
Bahrain
Delivered
15
Baton Rouge, LA
FE
SFC, Army
Bahrain
Delivered
16
Medford, OR
JP
MAJ, Army
Bahrain
Delivered
17
Palenville, NY
DB
SPC, Army
Horn of Africa
Delivered
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Novato, CA
DS
SPC, Army
Horn of Africa
Delivered
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Mechanicsville, VA
JO
SPC, Army
Horn of Africa
Delivered
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Fairview, OR
RR
SPC, Army
Horn of Africa
Delivered
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Chicago, IL
JJ
SGT, Army
Horn of Africa
Delivered
22
Coarsegold, CA
GV
SFC, Army
Horn of Africa
Delivered
23
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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