Benchmade’s founder has passed away.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by aquaman67, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    Sorry to hear this.
    My condolences to the family.
    Nice write up, Jon.
  2. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Goldy at AG Russell Knives sent out a note, which I hope she will not mind if I post here, as it had information I'd not heard:
  3. 1234

    1234 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Very sad news. Rest In Peace, Les.

  4. Professor

    Professor Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    Can't believe I'm just reading this. Condolences to the family, and much respect for a man who I had spoken with over the years and had great admiration for.
  5. xeodguy

    xeodguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    I heard about this via an email from A.G. Russell (technically Goldie, since A. G. passed on last year.) RIP Les: you done good.
  6. Billy The Blade

    Billy The Blade

    Jul 30, 2014
    Offering my condolences to all family, friends,
    and the fellow Knife family, along with a hearty Thank you for all he had done and stood up for
    in the knife industry.
    May his legacy live on...
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  7. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
  8. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    My condolences very sad to hear this.
    His knives live on to carry his Spirit :)
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  9. James Usher

    James Usher

    May 3, 2019
    RIP!! Indeed a very big loss!
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  10. slg98

    slg98 Cove Dweller Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    RIP Les...
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  11. Dead Coyote

    Dead Coyote

    Jun 19, 2020
    Amazing quality products made right here in the USA. Godspeed sir. You built a hell of a business.
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  12. Steggy


    Jun 29, 2014
    R.I.P Les
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  13. Corey.L


    Jun 9, 2020
  14. Ancap


    Jul 15, 2020
    This is the company that introduced me to knife quality. My full size Blackwood Rukus is my EDC and a cherished possession. I have many of their knifes, this is truly sad to hear.
  15. SS234


    Jul 18, 2020
    I would not have known this had I not just finally signed up here. This makes me pretty sad. I have a long history with Benchmade. In fact it may have been one of my first better knives. My condolences to their family.
  16. I am just finding out about Mr. de Asis’ passing. He was a true difference maker and may he Rest In Peace!
  17. vaccine


    Aug 29, 2020
    His knives still exist, he was probably satisfied knowing that
  18. Luftig


    Oct 20, 2014
  19. Luftig


    Oct 20, 2014
    Rest In Peace. May Family and Friends find strength to keep going with the knowledge that he is in Shamayim, Heaven. Peace.

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