Lets talk GEC!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Thank you for sharing this information, Mike. May God have mercy on Kenny's soul, and bring peace to his family.
     
  2. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 30, 2018
    Incredibly sad news. Kenny was enthusiastic and unfiltered, his rants generally made me chuckle. I’ll miss his Knife Collecting is War mantra. RIP Kenny!
     
  3. Jiki

    Jiki Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    In honor of Ken's passion, I will post this one final time.

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  4. JonMcD

    JonMcD Gold Member Gold Member

    653
    Jan 1, 2020
    Anyone with that kind of zeal for life invariably leaves holes behind when they pass away. Praying for family and friends. I love how he spoke so freely about his passions.
     
  5. mcc850

    mcc850 Gold Member Gold Member

    486
    Jul 24, 2020
    That is very sad news to hear. I really enjoyed his rants, but mainly his enthusiasm for knives. He made me excited about knives through his posts. I know at times he would go off the wall a bit, but his enthusiasm was undeniable. That enthusiasm is what the porch is all about. He will certainly be missed around here. I hope we can all learn to be more accepting of others flaws, and welcome them with open arms. We are all here for the same reason, but our differences is what makes this place special. RIP Kenny!
     
  6. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    That's a shame. Too many knife gurus modern, traditional, or what have you are slipping by the wayside this past year. Smoke up for Kenny's family and friends.
     
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Very sad news !
     
  8. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Rest In Peace, Kenny. This is very sad news.
     
  9. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    This is terrible to hear. I was awaiting his eventual return to the forum.

    Genuine enthusiasm for the hobby and a lot of passion.

    :(:(:(
     
  10. KnifeandEasy

    KnifeandEasy Gold Member Gold Member

    326
    Jul 9, 2017
    I couldn’t have written my thoughts better @mcc850
    The lively reads and Kenny’s passion will be missed. Rest in peace.
     
  11. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks for the sad info, Mike, prayers are up.
     
  12. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Dang.... thinking about him and his family...they will be in my prayers.
     
  13. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

    684
    Dec 24, 2019
    Sad news. He sure left his mark here. I expect he left his mark throughout life. He is already missed.
     
  14. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Thanks for letting us know, Mike.
    Smoke and prayers sent for Kenny and his family.
    He certainly was enthusiastic.
     
  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Rest in Peace, @Onearmbladenut !!
    We will miss your infectious enthusiasm!!
     
  16. NewBlades16

    NewBlades16 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2015
    Very sad news and I have missed him and will miss him! His enthusiasm never offended me and I always tried to support him. He was so passionate about GEC collecting. You said it so well! Accept others as they are. He was a good man. Rest in peace, brother and "Break in through to the other side."
     
  17. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    I really liked @Onearmbladenut and his enthusiasm and sense of humor.

    He had a great eye for quality and he knew GEC was the real thing.

    I am sad he has passed, and I regret I did not know him better.

    He had more zest for life in his one good arm than most of us have in our whole bodies.

    I hope thumbholes and thumbstuds are allowed in heaven.

    We will honor his memory every time someone admits that GEC knife collecting is WAR! Haha, that is a funny saying.
     
  18. bax229

    bax229 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 7, 2016
    Whenever Kenny described having to open knives with his knees, it always made me reflect on the things we take for granted.

    Knife collecting is War...RIP, buddy
     
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  19. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    Thanks for the news Mike, and like many other have already said, he will be missed. I have to say, every time he talked about how he opened his knives with his feet, I would try to picture that, I even tried to do it myself once, and almost cut myself! Here’s to your memory Kenny may you rest in piece. :(
     
  20. SFO

    SFO Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2020
    Can't help but think about how spirited he always seemed Not easy to forget a great character like him and definitely will be missed. Prayers up for his family & friends and may you find peace, Kenny.
     
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