Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by JParanee, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    Wow. Terrible news.
    My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
  2. Jackel


    Feb 1, 2018
    Joe... he was a good friend.... I only wish we all had more time to see him again. Thanks for being so close to him over the years. He always spoke so highly and fondly of you and held you in the highest regard. He will be missed...
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  3. PaulDiStefano


    Nov 14, 2016
    Sad to hear this. Wishing all his family and friends the best
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  4. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    rest in peace.
  5. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    RIP...the loss of a great knife-maker!
    That photo is a GEM....
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  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    God Bless and God Speed all of Bill’s loved ones, family and friends...may he Rest In Eternal Peace and Love...we are diminished. :(

    Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss my Brother...
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  7. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    Joe, I know you two were close and I'm feeling for you right now. Get at me if you wanna talk
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  8. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Sad news, I just started exploring his inspirational designs last year.
    I love the videos showing him working at the grinder with a big shower of sparks.
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  9. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I was sorry to see this the other day. Condolences to Bill’s friends and family.
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  10. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
    Rest in peace Mr. Bagwell. You will be missed.
  11. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Sad news indeed.
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  12. bowie69


    Jan 23, 2009
    Bagwell bowies have been my grail for years, even though I've never seen one in person. I've been in awe of the man and his work. I'm saddened by the loss of a true icon, and I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.
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  13. i4Marc


    Oct 19, 2011
    I saw this on Instagram yesterday. So sad. Condolences to family and friends. I got into this game way too late to have known any of the old guard. Bill and the rest have my highest respect. Aside from the personal loss, it is such a tragedy that a lifetime of skill, knowledge and wisdom will disappear into the ether. That is why it is so important that we be good teachers and pass on as much as we can.
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  14. Methuselah


    Feb 7, 2015
    every time i called him on the phone , he always anwered. i will cherish his book , ii own and love bowies . GOOD BYE BILL BAGWELL RIP/
  15. linuxology

    linuxology Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Mr. Bagwell is a legend. May he R.I.P.
  16. floridave


    Jul 15, 2012
    What a loss.
    As a boy in the 70’s I had the pleasure of watching him forge a blade as my dad took me to meet him. Things were just getting started for him I believe. With the knifemakers guild, etc. I am fortunate to have some of his work from those early days. RIP Bill. You certainly made an impression on a young boy pounding a knife out of steel and explaining to me what Damascus steel was.
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  17. Bai Lang

    Bai Lang

    Jul 31, 2009
    RIP Sir, God Bless you and your family.

    You will be missed..

    "We are diminished"
  18. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Sad news indeed, sorry to hear of this, you don't like to click the LIKE button when you seriously don't LIKE the news, but, you know what I mean.
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