Important Info! Deceased makers

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Bobby Branton, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. argel55


    Oct 30, 2005
    Bill Duff one of the founders of Rigid Knives and custom knife maker passed away March 2 due to cancer.
  2. M.Hutchinson


    Jan 12, 2016
    I just heard yesterday that Alex Daniels had passed away last June.
  3. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Jimmie H. Buckner, August 15, 2017....RIP
  4. CKCA

    CKCA Custom Knife Collectors Association

    Apr 4, 2015
    Robert (Bob) Wright, JS from Leukemia mid May 2019.
  5. lhzeng


    Dec 4, 2017
    I heard Tim Hancock, MS just passed away... RIP
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  6. Ed Fowler

    Ed Fowler

    Jul 21, 2001
    Wayne Goddard, dearly miss him.
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  7. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    Tim Hancock will always be an inspiration.
  8. Ed Fowler

    Ed Fowler

    Jul 21, 2001
    Just read that Ken Warner died, he was my hero, not a knife maker but an inspiration to all who took the time to read what he wrote and the folks he had write for him. There is no one who can take his place, he was the knife community champion of the one liner comment on a knife that said much more. He started the publication "The American Hunter" that the NRA still publishes and our Knives Annuals until Krause took them over. He inspired many knife makers and writers about knives. Just glad I was fortunate enough to meet him!
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  9. Sidehill Gouger

    Sidehill Gouger

    Dec 29, 2007
    Ed, is there an obit for Ken Warner any place? Thanks in advance
  10. Ed Fowler

    Ed Fowler

    Jul 21, 2001
    “He Made ’em Famous” – A Tribute to Ken Warner
    Mike Haskew
    July 15, 2019
    Blade magazine posted an obituary on their website July 15, it was well worth reading, I believe they plan on more in the next magazine. This was a copy of an earlier article.
  11. Sidehill Gouger

    Sidehill Gouger

    Dec 29, 2007
    Thanks Ed. Doesn't seem to be much out there right now. One of the truly greats in the business whether the kids today know it or not.
  12. R Hammond

    R Hammond

    Jan 3, 2018
    John White, MS
  13. Larry A

    Larry A

    Jul 1, 1999
    Howard Viele passed away back in March. He was a good friend and talented maker.
  14. newok


    Jan 10, 2007
    Jim Sasser ?
    Bill Reddiex ? (President of the knifemaker guild in New Zealand)
  15. Jeff Chaffee passed in April.
  16. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Tommy Mcnabb

    From Knife Magazine's post on Instagram:

    We regret to report the passing of our good friend Tommy McNabb, who was much more than just a fine knifemaker (under the name “Carolina Custom Knives"). Tommy was a stalwart supporter of custom knives and knifemakers in North Carolina and beyond, a man who led by example through the North Carolina Custom Knifemakers Guild and the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA). Tommy was for several years the leading force behind the late, lamented Southeastern Custom Knife Show in Winston-Salem and he devoted a great deal of time to sharing his knowledge of knifemaking with others.

    His loss is a loss to the entire knifemaking community, but his influence will long live on through the NCCKG and all knifemakers of the region.
  17. argel55


    Oct 30, 2005
    Jim Sasser died in a car accident in 2000.
  18. lhzeng


    Dec 4, 2017
    Pete Gerber
    from Benchmade instagram
  19. Victor Pizzola

    Victor Pizzola

    Oct 10, 2019
  20. Victor Pizzola

    Victor Pizzola

    Oct 10, 2019
    Cory. Hamilton , Mt. Died maybe five years , six years ago. His knives number in the 100's. My dad traded his Ruana for a Cory. Both Montana made. This is my 1st post. This site was recommended by another site. The forum. A gunsmith who my dad lived down the road from , Bill Fuller is why I'm at this site. I beleive I have a knife he made , Bill Fuller that is , however it has the name Harold Fuller on the knife. Bill Fuller lived in Cooper Landing, Alaska. He made a Henry for my dad. My dad had it hanging for 16 years and Bill said to him...."your the only S.o.B. ,who I made a gun for and didn't sell it to make money on it".... My dad soon had a ...."matching"... set . I have two knives . One ..."unmarked "...yet a NAME . HAROLD FULLER. One with no name but highly ..."marked".... They look the same to me. Do people have their names not engraved , but punched/stamped in their knives ? Is that common ? Uncommon ? I can see if it was a famous persons knife the value would go up , People etch tools for ID , theft purposes, even diamonds.

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