In Memorium; Forum friends who have passed on

Codger_64

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I received sad news from Howie's brother, Ron. Howie passed away suddenly a few days ago. He will be sorely missed here.

A few weeks ago we got news that Doug Webber had passed. Both were great gentlemen and avid Schrade collectors.
 
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I very much enjoyed seeing the posts of both of these fine men. I was fortunate enough to get to know Rich some. Great guy, honest and true. This news saddens me. May they both rest in peace. My condolences to their respective families.
 
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Sorry to hear the news. Howie was always so polite in his answers or responses the few times we interacted.

Condolences to family and friends.

Codger any thoughts on a memorial thread to those who have passed? Several other forums I'm on have them.
 

Kulrich

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I just heard today of Doug Webber's passing. Doug and I got acquainted via our collecting of Aurum etched knives. We bought and sold knives to one another as well as did some trading. Doug had been ill for some time but recently got a new doctor and was positive about his prospects. Doug will be missed, we never met face to face (planned on meeting up at next years Blade Show) but through our phone conversations and emails I found him to be a solid guy and through my knife dealings with Doug, I found him to be honest and trustworthy. They don't get much better in the knife world than Doug. God Bless.
 

tongueriver

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I can hardly believe this news. Rich and I emailed at least every week and we talked a few times on the phone. Lots of laughs together and we kept each other in the know regarding knives for sale. He probably had more Herman Williams knives than anyone else unless maybe Doug Webber. He had just retired. If anyone can give me contact information for his brother I would very much appreciate that.
 

Codger_64

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Copied from a collector friend just now:

It saddens me to share with you that Herman Williams passed away this morning.
The Schrade community' as well as the knife community, has lost a legend this day.
Herman was 83, with his 84th birthday just a week away.

RIP Herman Williams. You will be missed.
 
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a very nice guy who was willing to help and very honest too. i have several of his creations. he will be totally missed by the knife and this community for sure.
 
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RIP Herman Williams. He sure stayed Schrade-focused and never deviated from that path. His "creations" are so very attractive.

I stopped reading these forums for a while and was unaware that he had passed until today. With the loss of Herman, and also Harold Buley, some major Schrade cutlery talent has been lost in the past year. I will sorely miss new electra225 listings on ebay! You never knew what he was going to list next but you knew it would be fantastic.

Just yesterday, I bought a 80th Anniversary knife bearing Herman's signature spade-design filework. He had skills, in spades!

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