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RIP Charlie Mike

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

  1. shovelhead69


    Feb 6, 2015
    Wow! Sad news I only knew him from the forum and youtube videos that I thoroughly enjoyed. I first noticed a reply he posted to a thread then saw his profile pic of a engineer boot with a fix blade attached and thought my brother. Definitely a loss to our comunity.
    Every Saint has a past, Every Sinner has a future. R.I.P.
  2. SharpPancake


    Dec 30, 2018
    Rest in peace.
  3. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    It would be great if this could be added to the OP (@VernonRemington?), but:

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  4. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
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  5. amikee


    Apr 24, 2014
    We just chatted about steels last friday. Oh man, this is terrible. Rest in peace Charlie Mike
  6. JokersFaceLifter


    Jan 6, 2016
    Carry always your knife, Heaven speed, Mr. Mike
  7. jll346

    jll346 Knife maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2006
    Thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
  8. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Condolences. RIP
  9. highestpoint

    highestpoint Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Not easy to read through every post on here but I have and teary eyed too. Nothing left to say about how awesome he was that hasn't been said. Never formally met the guy but we chatted multiple times and shared some laughs though our different sense of humor from what the military has allowed us to have.

    I never actually showed him this picture but always meant to just always slipped my mind. It was taken May 25, 2017 and it was back when I was playing "stay at home dad" for a few weeks. Always woke up in the morning to drink my coffee and watch something he had posted on YouTube. I know he wasn't fond of kids (from getting snipped lol) but I think the idea of his cats bringing my kids joy would've made him smile at least.. Here's Bill W. and my daughter. Her favorite part of watching his videos with me

  10. rooster68


    Aug 29, 2014
    RIP CM. Very sad news indeed Matt had made a leather sheath for one of my bails a few years ago & I've always enjoyed his posts & contributions to our family here on BF. He will be missed greatly but we will see him again in a better place Condolences to his family. God speed brother
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  11. Lepidopterablade

    Lepidopterablade Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 2, 2011
    What a tragedy. I always looked forward to what Matt had to say on IG and in his YT videos. He made it a point to talk with and get to know those that purchased his knives, and I will always value the few conversations we had.

    I have read my share of books, but never really got around to this one. He will be in my thoughts as I read about these rabbits.
  12. Dingle1911


    Nov 28, 2005
    Receiving the news was hard, Matt Freeman will be missed. Over the last few years I have enjoyed watching his YouTube content and reading his forum posts.
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  13. tiogatires

    tiogatires Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Sad news.
  14. 6850

    6850 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Hello Ma'am,
    My name is Randy, aka Sixx.

    I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for your loss...
    And I'm thankful for you & your strength while you made
    the difficult announcement that we lost our favourite OutLaw Knife Maker!!

    In my last email with Matt,
    (I was asking if he was safe from the wildfires, I'm up in Alberta)
    He was excited to tell me he had an apprentice!!

    I didn't realize SaB_tools was your handle.
    I thought maybe a link to the CNc machine.
    So I didn't check it right away...
    Sorry for that...

    My heartfelt condolences to you & to Matts family...
    All of you, including the kitties are in our thoughts & prayers...
    Take care Ma'am...

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  15. synRdave


    Dec 11, 2011
    Wow I just talked to you a couple weeks ago and now you’re gone. Such devastating news. Rest easy my friend and may god take you in his open arms.... Stay armed stay alert stay alive hooah
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  16. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    Well, that was a blindside. Condolences to his family. RIP, Matt.
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  17. cnm123

    cnm123 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    I didn't know Matt personally, but I saw what a valued member he was to this community.
    He will be sorely missed.
    Rest in Peace.
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  18. hepclass

    hepclass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2012
    RIP you will be missed.
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  19. Dutchtracker

    Dutchtracker Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2012
    Rest in peace Charlie Mike.
  20. spsgold

    spsgold Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2009
    Matt was the ultimate "Paranoid Nut Job!" He didn't just talk the talk, He walked the walk!
    I'm gonna miss your "impromptu visits" when You just had to show me your "latest" EDC Rig. haha
    He was never at a loss for words, and he never had a problem tellin ya what was on his mind!
    One of the last "straight shooters" just left our world....gonna miss you Matt.

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