RIP Charlie Mike

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

  1. 12Bravo


    Jul 6, 2006
    Didn't know Charlie Mike, just knew him from being very active on here on Bladeforums. He was certainly a unique member of the community and seemed like a very nice person.

    My condolences to his family.
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  2. justsomedude


    May 23, 2011
    Charlie Mike was a great person and will be sorely missed.
  3. kagato82

    kagato82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2012
    RIP Matt. Condolences and prayers to your family. You will definitely be missed.
  4. (jeff)


    Jul 26, 2006
    I've been bummed for days about this. I still remember some of the crazy things he used to post back when I first began coming to this place in 2005. He was always one of my favorite members. I always enjoyed seeing his "Charlie Mike'd/waved/daved" modifications. I really wanted one of his custom knives. I'm sad I'll never get one, and I'm even more sad that I'll never see new posts on here, on Instagram or YouTube videos from him.

    Rest in peace Matt.
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  5. Charlie_K


    Jul 16, 2012
    First we lose Stan Lee, then we lose Charlie Mike. The world is becoming more and more depressing the live in each passing day.
  6. unklfranco


    Apr 2, 2011
    RIP Charlie Mike. You made chisel grind blades cool again. Sending smoke and prayers to you and yours.
  7. upnorth


    Nov 25, 2006
    Take care buddy.
  8. Angus McGunnigle

    Angus McGunnigle

    Jan 1, 2013
    Enjoyed his posts and really appreciated his honesty about the difficult journey he had. It is always encouraging to hear stories of those who battle thier way to a better life.
    Never stop fighting CM !
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  9. cut it out

    cut it out Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Man this sucks bad. I liked his humor and honesty and pics and vids. He really was unique in such a good way. Served our country and this community. R.I.P and thanks for your service Matt!!!

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  10. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier

    Dec 4, 2009
    He was one of my first friends here on bladeforums. Crazy. Rip sir. You had your demons but were a good person.
  11. G. Scott H.

    G. Scott H.

    Jan 9, 2006
    What the actual f**k? :( I haven't been as active here at BFC over the last couple months as I have been in the past, so I just saw the bit up at the top of the forum about CM tonight. My stomach is churning and there are tears in my eyes as I type this. I can't believe Matt is gone. We weren't best buds or anything, just the usual comment here and there on something one or the other of us had posted, but I feel like I just lost a good friend all the same. CM was definitely a larger-than-life dude and one of the most unique people I've ever known. I did follow his journey to sobriety here on the forums, and I also watched his progress as a knife maker. Matt and I also shared a great love for both knives and kitties. Rest in peace, Matt/Charlie Mike. It was a pleasure and an honor to know you, man, even if it was just the occasional word here on BFC. You will be missed.

    CMFTW :thumbsup:


    "Stay armed, stay alert, stay alive. Hooah! God bless. Later." -Matt "Charlie Mike" Freeman
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  12. ErikD


    Dec 5, 2000
    I can't believe what I am seeing. Matt was a great guy. I feel lucky to have gotten on the bandwagon early and have, as he put it last we talked, probably the largest collection of his knives. RIP my friend, you will truly be missed.

    Matt helped me through a truly hard time in my life when my uncle passed unexpectedly. I will always be grateful for our friendship.

    From the start we had an explicit trust relationship, build me something bad ass and just tell me what I owe. I will always cherish the blades CM built for me.
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  13. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    He'll be great company for our old friend Vampire Gerbil. You younger members may not know of him but that will be a match made. . . . . . in heaven!
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  14. ErikD


    Dec 5, 2000
    Another tragic story for VG.
  15. Barrettboy

    Barrettboy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 20, 2016
    Dude. I got chills, that's a FANTASTIC idea. Maybe some other manufacturer can make a Continue Mission/Charlie Mike knife? Maybe with a portion of each sale going to ______.
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  16. hect


    Jun 17, 2012
    Rest in peace, Charlie Mike. I loved watching your videos, especially the EDC related ones. Hooah!
  17. morvlorv


    Apr 3, 2014
    I think its pretty clear we need spark or a mod to ok one of us to start a campaign to make/order some nice challenge coins that say CMFTW on one side, and one of his favorite sayings on the other side.
    We can sell them for more than they cost to make as another fundraiser and donate all the prodeeds to his family.

    I know id carry one.

    RIP CM
  18. VanDammet

    VanDammet Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2015
    I'm 43, & I may be wrong but I think he was younger than me, young enough for his passing to be a shocker. I'm a fellow NoCal knife lover, talked to him a few times...I didn't love his knives, but I loved his spirit. All of these people, most of us didn't know him but a bit, yet we're all compelled to share our thoughts of him, because there was something about him, something that struck as authentic & approachable. A flawed man, for sure, but he owned it all, we all know he showed it all...he strove to make human connections, & that's why I'm writing this...we connected, & I'm better for it - thank you brother.
  19. gsx-rboy750


    Jul 3, 2014
    He would have made a video talking shit about all the people pretending to care. Also the people spazzing out to get one of his knives AFTER he died. He would definelty give a big fuck you
  20. mckrob

    mckrob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2007
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