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Bob Kramer Scottie Pippen One World

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Famed Master Knife Maker Bob Kramer makes excellent and expensive chef knives. We had no idea Scottie Pippen is a fan of knives and Bob Kramer had a collaboration with Scottie Pippen on creating and auctioning the knife called “One World”, where proceeds will be donated to ColorOfChange.

In the press release of Bob Kramer newsletter —
We are very flattered to announce the endorsement and partnership with one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Mr. Scottie Pippen. Through our mutual appreciation of knives and our commitment to bring awareness to social injustice and fight racism, Mr. Pippen and I have decided to bring as much attention to this auction as we can. We feel that this is a great vehicle to show the world how we all can work together to create friendship and beauty in the simplest of things. All proceeds will be donated to ColorOfChange.org

The Auction ended in: July 20, 2020 10:00 am PDT.

Auctions of Bob Kramer require membership and a $1 entry fee, don’t get confused these knives are not a dollar knife. The $1 is just to get inside the auction and have the chance to bid on a knife. Bob Kramer knives usually end up as expensive as $30-$50k thousand dollars for winning bid.

Pictures below show this beautiful knife:

DESCRIPTION (As described by the Auction Information)

OUR INSPIRATION

The times are certainly changing. The year 2020 seems to be a calling for us to slow down, be introspective at times uncomfortable, and to take each other into consideration. Here at Kramer Knives, we are grateful to be able to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the pandemic, the other moment that is pushing us to look deep, get uncomfortable, and acknowledge an ugly truth is the uprising of those suffering from the systemic racism in our country. And we believe strongly that Black Lives Matter. Masked and at a distance, we are asking each other how we can make our creations represent this moment in time – this moment in history. How can we make a difference?

The knife we will be auctioning this week is our response to the question, “What can we do to help?”. Combining the unique talents of each member of our team over the last month, this finished piece requires you to stop and look a little deeper at the underlying pattern. Clasped hands weave through the blade. Upon the first glimpse, you might see just the hands of black and white. Look closer. The hands of diamond and circular Damascus are part of the pattern representing the undercurrent of systemic racism that’s been there since the beginning, but not easily seen or acknowledged.
About the Blade

The base material for this 11” chefs knife blade consists of micro melts of steel that Bob cooked up here in our shop. From there he combined some commercial tool steels which were forged into various forms of Damascus to create the patterns. The base Damascus has approximately 400 layers of alternating high nickel steel laminated to non-nickel tool steel. Everything was hardened to 62Hrc. This stunning handle is made from stainless steel, engraved and inlaid by Mastersmith Tom Ferry. The four interwoven hands are inlaid with fine silver, 24k gold, and copper. The display stand is made from ebony.

Please keep in mind this blade is made from similar steel to that of a fine Japanese sword and needs to be kept clean and dry or surface corrosion could occur.

SHIPPING

Free UPS Overnight Shipping, signature required – once payment has cleared.

DONATION

100% of the proceeds of this auction will be donated to ColorOfChange.org

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Color of Change leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities. We challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.

Beautiful Selfies of Paige Vanzant

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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Paige Vanzant Hottest Sexiest Photos

Below are some of the Hottest Paige Vanzant Photos. We love her here at Sporati.com

Go and enjoy!

Mark Jackson Tactics used Ezeli against Team

in Basketball/NBA

Mark Jackson coaching style during his time with the Warriors is borderline unethical and definitely cheap. He should have focused on the X and O of the game supplemented with good motivational speeches to boost the team. However he opted for a more unconventional warrior like approach rallying his team and treating everyone their enemies. That would be fine except that he also used the rest of the warriors organization as an opponent.

In a recent article from Zach Lowe at Grantland.

“When Ezeli was injured last season, Jackson and his staff told the healthy players that Ezeli was cheering against them — so that he would look good, according to several team sources. Players confronted Ezeli in a meeting, and he wept at the accusation — which he denied.

Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob also gave short statement as to why Mark Jackson was let go despite of leading the team to a 51-win season:

“Part of it was that he couldn’t get along with anybody else in the organization,” Lacob said. “And look, he did a great job, and I’ll always compliment him in many respects, but you can’t have 200 people in the organization not like you.”

Mark Jackson have since become an analyst on ESPN and while he has shown more success that most can say, NBA team would think twice about hiring him on his inability to work within an organization.

articles referenced: Warriors owner says Mark Jackson “couldn’t get along with anybody else in the organization”, The Champs Are Here: A Guide to the Elite and Unlikely Cast of Characters Who Defined the 2014-15 Golden State Warriors

Manny Pacquiao Last Day Training at Wild Card Boxing

in Boxing

Manny Pacquiao trains for the last time at the Wild Card Boxing as he is heading to Vegas in preparation for the May 2 fight of the century against Floyd Mayweather.

As Freddie Roach says — “Manny will spar on Monday for the last time and after that we’ll break camp and everyone will go to their cars and trucks,”. “The entourage used to be about 100 cars, I’d say there might be 1,000 cars this time.”

The Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather fight have been gigantic from ticket prices ranging from $5,245 to as much as $106,950 for ringside seats.

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