Benchmade’s founder has passed away.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by aquaman67, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    RIP Mr. de Asis. Thoughts and condolences to friends and family.
     
  2. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    RIP Les:(
     
  3. mjw88

    mjw88 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 30, 2016
    RIP, my condolences to his family and friends.
     
  4. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    RIP Les.

    My first real knife was a Benchmade 880BT Darkstar. I will always have a place in my pocket for a Benchmade.
     
  5. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    Prayers sent for him, his family, and Benchmade.
    Though, I have no doubt Benchmade will move forward and honor his legacy.
     
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  6. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    My condolences to all those who knew him
     
  7. BOHAWG

    BOHAWG Platinum Member Platinum Member

    429
    Jun 11, 2012
    My Condolences to you and your family
     
  8. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Very sad news indeed. He certainly built quite a legacy. RIP.
     
  9. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    RIP. bad news. sorry to hear it. my condolences to his family and close friends.
     
  10. Grateful

    Grateful Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 5, 2002
    Sad news.
     
  11. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I am sorry to hear this. Condolences to the family.
     
  12. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead

    804
    Nov 6, 2017
    Im sorry to hear this :(
     
  13. kreisler

    kreisler

    591
    May 11, 2012
    isn't that a rude thing to say?

    rip. wondering who will be next
     
  14. .577NE

    .577NE Gold Member Gold Member

    110
    Feb 28, 2019
    Heartfelt condolences.
     
  15. Eversharp!

    Eversharp! Gold Member Gold Member

    192
    Jan 23, 2011
    Thank you for your knives. Condolences.
     
  16. Wannabe Rambo Guy

    Wannabe Rambo Guy

    219
    Feb 11, 2020
    No, actually it's not a bad thing at all. Total opposite actually. Have a great rest of your Sunday, brother.
     
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  17. Stays Sharp

    Stays Sharp

    Nov 21, 2013
    Rest in peace and condolences.

    Proud of his legacy as a Filipino bringing our passion for knives to the forefront.
     
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  18. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    There's a bit of Les in every one of the two dozen BMKs in my two Benchmade drawers as well as the other dozen or so I've had and gifted or sold. I'm proud to own his knives and will think of him often as I continue to use and enjoy them. RIP, Les, and condolences to his workers, friends, and family as the company he built carries on.
     
  19. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    Jon,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time.

    Jerry
     
  20. Maxrez74

    Maxrez74

    50
    Feb 6, 2020
    His legacy lives on forever
     

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