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RIP Charlie Mike

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by VernonRemington, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. DB_Cruiser

    DB_Cruiser

    451
    Jul 17, 2018
    Tough news to hear. Humble condolences to his family for their loss. My deepest respect to the man. You will be missed, CM.
     
  2. notrevo

    notrevo Gold Member Gold Member

    132
    Oct 12, 2007
    Tough to hear. He imapcted many and will be missed.
     
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  3. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    I’m still trying to wrap my head around this.
    I never met him in real life but was astounded by his honesty and courage on here.
    I remember when he announced his sobriety and offered him words of encouragement.
    I remember when he slipped in his battle to become sober.
    I remember because he came on here and announced his mistake. I’m sure he was a good soldier because he understood accountability. That’s why he told us of his struggle. He knew lots of people here were pulling for him and he didn’t want to let anybody down. We only interacted directly a few times, but it only took one interaction with the man to know you were dealing with “salt of the earth”.
    Truly sad news!
    Smoke and prayers sent up for family and friends.
    Rest In Peace Matt.
    FTW!
     
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  4. Outlawed

    Outlawed

    4
    Jan 1, 2019
    The tribe is smaller by one. A California earthquake rolls through as I write this, 4:42 AM!!!! CM is that you?

    Ed
     
  5. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
     
  6. Lodd

    Lodd Gold Member Gold Member

    314
    Jan 23, 2015
    Damn. I never really got in touch with CM, but I loved his posts here. Incredibly sad news! My condoleances.
     
  7. Bladegunner

    Bladegunner Gold Member Gold Member

    591
    Jul 28, 2016
    As a relative newbie to BF I didn't know CM other than thru his posts. The measure of a man is how he affected those around him and others. Reading thru these 250+ posts in this thread just speaks volumes for the person he was. He wasn't perfect he admitted it but gave his all to be a better person and better the lives of those around him. Mission accomplished well done Sir. RIP.
     
  8. Rusty_shackelford

    Rusty_shackelford Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2013
    RIP
     
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  9. diavoli

    diavoli

    38
    Feb 23, 2008
    Deeply saddening to hear.
    He has always been such a staple of this site that it will never be quite the same without him.
     
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  10. xrayoneone

    xrayoneone

    46
    Sep 22, 2006
    I just saw this from another blade maker. I always liked his style
     
  11. Gafishing

    Gafishing

    834
    Aug 7, 2016
    He will be missed.
    Charlie Mike was a REAL stand up guy.
     
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  12. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    989
    Aug 20, 2014
    CM was always so honest and helpfull in his posts and on Youtube , never afraid to say what was on his mind.
    We lost a Huge piece of Blade Forums yesterday
    He will be greatly missed for years .
    RIP
     
  13. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    He Will be missed......RIP Matt
     
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  14. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
    Wow very unexpected and sad news. Matt was a great guy lived life his way and offered no apologies for it. Sometimes had a gruff exterior but inside always had a heart of gold. We need more people like Matt he will be missed. He made my first handmade knife.

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  15. Captvideo

    Captvideo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    RIP Charlie Mike......

    Thanks again for the dagger.
     
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  16. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    I've been following Matt's life for the last 14+ years, he was well liked by many of us here.

    I only communicated with Matt through email a few times, but it felt like I knew him.
    He was quick to help me verify a custom Darrell Ralph Gunhammer on the auction site and when I brought the topic up a few years later , he remembered helping me.

    My sincere condolences to his friends and family, I'll miss his presence here.
     
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  17. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    RIP CM..
     
  18. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I only knew Matt through his posts here, but he was such a larger-than-life presence on BF that I feel like I knew him better than that.

    He will be greatly missed.
     
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  19. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    RIP Matt, you were one of a kind who will be missed.

    Condolences to the family and friends.
     
  20. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    He will be greatly missed. I heard last night .
    I didn't know him personally but I have spoken with him a few times. Typically about heat treating, or peters, or new steels.

    Definitely put quite a damper on my evening last night. That's a huge loss to the community. He was always true to himself and his humor.
     

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