1. Click here to enter the drawing for your chance to win an Ontario Knives Spec Plus SP8 Machete Survival Knife & Ka-Bar Dozier Folding Hunter, , Bladeforums.com swag or memberships!

    Be sure to read the rules before entering, then help us decide next week's giveaway by hitting the poll in that thread! Entries close at midnight, Saturday Sept 7!

    Once the entries close, we'll live stream the drawing on Sunday, Sept 8 at 5PM Eastern. Tune in to our YouTube channel TheRealBladeForums for a chance to win bonus prizes!

    Questions? Comments? Post in the discussion thread here

Rusty Slate Has Walked West

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by munk, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Dave Rishar

    Dave Rishar

    Oct 25, 2004
    I'd known he was ill...I hadn't had any idea of how ill.

    I don't even know what to say to this. What a loss.
  2. raghorn


    Feb 23, 2002
    :confused: :( 6 7 8 9 10
  3. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    No words...just shock.

  4. Bamboo


    Dec 16, 2004
    Unbelievable.... this is a lot for such a small community. :(

    More smoke than usual going out starting now.

    At least there will be some good company up there. Uncle Bill is probably still at the Gate, keeping God entertained, and along comes Rusty.... I hope they go out for a beer.

    Peace and Best wishes to everyone.

  5. tbarahon


    Mar 10, 2002
    I am speachless...
    And I also heard that the Pope died 53 min. ago.
    Sad, sad times.

  6. Irregular


    Oct 21, 2000
    Bad news indeed, another good man gone. May he rest in peace.

  7. depusm12


    Jan 17, 2005
    Wow Im in shock another good man gone, I bet he and Bill are togather smiling down on us all. God speed Rusty.

  8. Yvsa


    May 18, 1999
    Thankfully I opened my email before here and that Munk had written me. I can't hardly type for the tears and sobbing. I have lost four brothers now in too goddamned short a time. Walosi and I were very close, my bio brother Jack and I were not, just brothers and Jack was 12 years older than me. Then Bill who reamined close until the end and now Rusty whith whom I was the closest too. My heart is breaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bastid likes this.
  9. Dave K

    Dave K

    Jul 5, 1999
    I can not believe this has happened.

    I just can't believe this.
  10. etp777


    Aug 12, 2002
    Don't know what to say.

    You'll be missed, Rusty.
  11. BillTheCat


    May 21, 2002
    Uncle Bill and Rusty have taken the HI Forum to the next level, thats all... They're now just waiting patiently for the rest of the Cantina to join them in due time :)
  12. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    My words have come...for what little they may be worth.

    Bill and Rusty have lived an example for us, taught us, and loved us. It is now our turn to *show* them that we *were* paying attention...and carry on in the manner they would wish for us...

    We *all* owe that honor to each of them.

    Hope you two are laughing your butts off at us right now...

  13. texalp


    Sep 7, 2001
    Not the best of things to have happen. We're all at a loss . Smoke rising .Al
  14. ferguson


    Feb 21, 2001
    Just too hard to believe. I'm so sorry.

  15. mamav


    Apr 23, 2003
    Wow! This is too much for one week. :(
  16. Dave K

    Dave K

    Jul 5, 1999
    Rusty was one of the really, really good guys.

    This is awful. :(
  17. depusm12


    Jan 17, 2005
    I think Nasty's probably right I bet their both laughing right now at the irony .... Hail and farewell to another fine soul. Im sure Rusty and Uncle Bill are togather again, having a cold one, talking knives n Khukuri's. I wasn't close to either of them, as I am pretty new to the forum, but I feel as though I've lost 2 dear friends this week, but we must continue to carry on and lead by the example they left for us as well as continue their good works.

  18. raghorn


    Feb 23, 2002
    I can just see them sitting around the cracker barrel having a cold one with Pappy & Wal.
  19. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    I can see the Pope..."No kidding...these guys all buy these bent knives?"

    Bless them all...prayers, blessings, smoke and song for family, friends and Brothers.
  20. Spectre


    Nov 3, 1998

    You were one of the good ones. Damn.

    Maybe- no, I'm certain- things look different on the other side. Maybe it's easier to see how people will persevere, and eventually triumph, even without us.

    It's a little harder closer to the action.

    Vaya con Dios, brother.


Share This Page