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RIP Charlie Mike

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

  1. RWS

    RWS Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2003
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  2. Hellbound


    Jun 21, 2013
    Its sad to see a member of our knife community go with so much more life to live.
    RIP CM
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  3. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 3, 2018
    I am generally new to the knife world, but have seen his work before...

    RIP my human brother!
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  4. ponykid


    Sep 14, 2015
    Was working with Matt on a Rabbitry tool before Xmas. He told me he had an apprentice he was working with and would be on it after that. he sent me a drawing of exactly what I was looking for and then comm. ceased. Havnt been on BF in awhile and then today I see this.

    He was such a pleasure to deal with in the brief time I conversed with him. very professional .

    I am just stunned . He was one of the reasons I frequented BF . always informative and entertaining here.

    I wish you peace in heaven CM!!
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  5. akula83

    akula83 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2008
    He definitely did it his way, rest easy man.
  6. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Found another old pic of Matt.

  7. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Enlightened Rogue Platinum Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Damn, there will never be another like him.

  8. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    RIP Brother
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  9. Bill T

    Bill T

    Feb 9, 2010
    I posted this on my ig page but also wanted to post here...

    Charlie Mike...
    Did I ever meet him?
    But in this day of internet and IG, one does not need to meet anymore...it helps but its not needed.
    Some(?) Most(?) of my best friends have come from this devil known as the internet.

    Matt and I crossed paths a number of years ago on the assorted knife forums...
    At this time Matt was doing 2 things...trying to learn knifemaking...and fight his Demons..
    We all have them..Demons that is...
    Long story short...Matt not only Beat his Demons but he would take them out for a walk for all to see...like they were his dogs.
    They didn't own him anymore..He owned them.

    That left just one thing...Knifemaking.
    Did he take the normal(?) path so many of us take? Not this fucker...
    He did his own thing.
    Putting a WAVE on every folder he could get his hands on.
    We all cried out " Matt! What the hell are you doing?!?!"
    He"d just laugh that laugh and keep grinding.

    He believed in the Chisel grind..
    We spoke at length about it's uses and application..
    Did he follow the accepted parameters for it? Nope...he did that shit to everything..

    Did it work for him?
    It most certainly did.

    By forging his own path, taking what worked for him and discarding the rest, he achieved effortlessly what others struggle to attain their whole knifemaking career.

    Fame...a following...fans...But more importantly Friends..

    I never saw him get upset.
    I never saw him argue.
    I saw him Stand like a Man for his Country.
    I saw him show love for his friends.
    I saw him smile every day and be thankful for what he had.

    Matthew Freeman..you did what many cannot do...You touched us.
    Not just with your spirit but with your deeds.

    The World is a less fun place without you.

    I miss you my Brother
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  10. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Remebering you today brother!
  11. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    @Bill T - thanks for taking the time to post such a thoughtful, gracious and eloquent eulogy.

  12. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Good bye my friend may the fist be with you.
  13. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    It always hits me hard when my online buds roll a seven.

    Hope you won, Matt.

    very best regards

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  14. BA_Colt

    BA_Colt Don't make me slap you the kielbasa. Platinum Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    I fucken miss him.
  15. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Can't believe his service was earlier today. RIP Matt.
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  16. 155440


    Aug 7, 2012
    Damn. Sad as hell to see this. CM is a Bladeforums icon. RIP man, hopefully wherever you're at now is a place with big knives and cute cats.
  17. 6850

    6850 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    I know AntDog... We're sad brother...
    But look how many people who knew Matt in some way!
    Through his passing he has brought 1,000's of BFs members together!
    I recognize so many people, and lots I don't know who all were
    lucky to have Charlie Mike in our knife lives!!

    He's still making a positive presence!!
    To me that makes Matt a man who made his mark on the World!
    And I will tell Matt to R.I.P as long as I must!!

    I didn't mean to hack your post Will...
    One of the main things to me are how well we knew Matt before we know each other..
    Just good ol boys making a connection in many areas...
    And I think Matt will still have an effect on us for a long time!!

    Randy aka Sixx
  18. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    May you rest in peace my brother you are missed. CMFTW
  19. StryCoShaw

    StryCoShaw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Man I just heard and felt my heart drop. Loved the progression of his youtube channel, his cats, the knives he modded and made just kept getting better and better. Life is so fucking random. Rest in peace CM

    POCEH KOCEB Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2013
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