RIP Charlie Mike

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

  1. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    I remember when he made that. He was gettin’ into Ti and carburdized edges. Great to see it again.
    Last edited: May 5, 2019
  2. ourgon


    Feb 27, 2013
    I had this pic on pc. Old knife mod made by CM.

  3. Chopper88


    Oct 16, 2015
    Ditto! It wouldn't feel right to not pay this man at least some kind of hommage.

    I'm mostly a lurker anyways, but I've read tons of his posts and always enjoyed both his humor as well as his rapidly increasing skill level from when he first started out making blades.
    Really shocked to find this, after all he's been through and how he picked up his life after all of that again...

    Also: Thanks to the people clearing up the circumstances a bit. I've read through almost this entire thread, to find some peace of mind on knowing how this was possible.
    Don't get me wrong, this has nothing to do with his passing on it's own, that of course is still every bit as bad, but it brings me some peace knowing he has been strong all this time, and passed from a good place, knowing the misery he's been through.
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  4. Tim20637


    Jan 10, 2010

    I bought both of these from Matt quite a while ago, we had many phone conversations. Very sad to see he's gone,
  5. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 9, 2011
    Damn I miss him...
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  6. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    I feel the same way, I used to get up in the morning to log on and see what Matt had made or his latest knife video with doctor Bob at the helm. He was really getting good at his craft too. RIP Brother,
  7. b00n


    Dec 15, 2016
    If anybody wants a CMFTW Patch, Gabriel who runs the CMFTW Owners Group has a few left. They are 10$ shipped. He can be reached at evknives @ gmail . com (left the blank spaces to try and avoid spambots.
    I crossposted from IG since not everybody might have seen it on there.
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  8. Converge


    Oct 4, 2014
  9. Charlie_K


    Jul 16, 2012
    Are we really sure Charlie Mike is actually dead? Because the other day, other than his custom inverted knife rig being absent, I saw someone in my neck of the woods that looked almost exactly like him. But he disappeared before I had the chance to stop and talk to him.
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  10. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    I miss Matt. Gone, but not forgotten, brother.
  11. b00n


    Dec 15, 2016

    (Not sure if it was posted here. It's from Sab_Tools IG Page)
  12. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    Sep 25, 2011
    I'm deleting his number from my phone tonight. I tried the number a few times hoping a family member still had it but nothing. It's weird in a digital age but deleting it seems like saying a final goodbye. Damn I miss the talks, motivation, and help he always gave. Matthew we miss you. Be seeing you one day.
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  13. junglefighter

    junglefighter Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    I miss his quips and his popping a Bang before getting on with the review of the knife he was doing.. I have been carrying one of my custom blades in the CM carry ever since I saw him using it for the blades he carried.. It is a simple way of remembering a fellow brother of the blade who was taken before his time.. CM aka Matthew, you are missed by all of the blade forums crew that actually had some interaction with you over the years
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  14. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
    That is the best damn tombstone I’ve ever seen. He will be never forgotten!
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  15. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Well shit, that really makes it feel final :(
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  16. b00n


    Dec 15, 2016
    I'm not religious or believe much in terms of faith. But I do like what Alan Watts said:

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  17. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Matt, as long as I have your knife, as long as YouTube and Instagram occupy space on the internet you’ll never be gone and you’ll never be forgotten

    I do miss the 3am conversations and texts though.

    RIP Matt.

  18. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    Oh man...

    I was going through my texts the other day and I found our text where I was commissioning a 4v fighter from Matt just about a month before he passed. He was going to refinish his personal blade and sell it to me.

    I replied, told him he owed me one....I really hate goodbyes.
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  19. SeppukuSamurai

    SeppukuSamurai Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    Alan Watts saved my life. I have listened to this lecture in particular probably a hundred times. I love that man, he gifted me peace.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  20. 90grains


    Sep 20, 2011
    Reading the tributes to Matt Freeman / Charlie Mike is truly a humbling experience.

    As a fellow Soldier and Veteran I thank Matt Freeman for his service. Life is certainly short. Make the most of it.

    A Soldier's Prayer for Strength

    Lord Jesus,

    I give you all my fears, the darkest thoughts and the troubles of my heart. I lay all these things down to you at the foot of the cross.
    I choose to take the lightest path to walk this road with you, my comforter and my friend. I put my trust in you.
    Lord, be in my dreams, transform them as I sleep. For all the harsh and tragic sights, only you can safely keep.
    I wait on you to be my lead, my guide and my defence. I serve only you and pray for peace with those we fight against.
    Lord Jesus, I ask that your endless grace would surround me every day, for you took all this, the harshest conflict to the cross and rose again.
    Dear Lord, guard my mind, my heart and my soul and lead me in the way of hope. As I serve my duty here I lean on your wisdom, your love and your strength, and look forwards to the time when a new day dawns, and I return home to the peace again.


    Rest Easy Charlie Mike. You are now home. You fought the good fight! Your Duty has been proudly served and you have left an indelible mark on all those you touched.

    My prayers go out to his family and friends.

    Slow Salute!
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