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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by neal70, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    What an awesome thread, every one is absolutely fantastic. Randy, Ron and myself are on a group text with Bob's daughter. A long day at the hospital today for the family and decisions to be dealt with that carry a very heavy burden. That said this is so special to see the outpouring of love and affection from all of you for Bob, grandson Bo and Bob's family. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!
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  2. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    I posted the #68 earlier that I received from Bob but also this Farmers Jack in ebony with large Spey:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  3. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
    You are right Paul this is an awesome thread about an awesome man.
  4. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Here is another one I bought from BigBiscuit on the exchange. This one was a run of 100 pcs for a dealer. This is a Queen City 41 Copperhead. It has Rosewood and 1095 in a really thin pocket friendly knife. A fact about our friend Bob that some of you may or may not already know, Bob does not like blade etches. We discussed it once and on a knife that Bob was planning to carry, like the Copperhead shown here, the blade etch was history first thing. :D
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  5. clutchcarter


    Dec 11, 2011
    Here's one I got from Bob in one of his many GAW's. Did you guys know Bob is an avid motorcycle fan, he used to race on ice with studded tires! He's enjoyed life so much!
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2017
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  6. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    That's AWESOME Mark!!! I can't say for sure if I knew that related to Bob for certain but it sure sounds familiar??? You are correct in Bob lived Life:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Ron, you are right, Bob did not like blade etch's:thumbsup: BEAUTIFUL copperhead buddy. It is really neat and very special that we have these knives and fond memories of Bob and the legacy that will go forth:cool:
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  7. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    A painful update to whom all Bob has touched. With a very HEAVY HEART I announce that our friend Bob has passed. Please continue prayers for Bob's family and his grandson Bo. With a pain in my heart and tears in my eyes I type this and yet look forward to the day we all sit together on the Porch. God bless Bob, his family and all here who have lost a dear friend, he will be missed but NEVER forgotten.
  8. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    This was news we all knew had to come at some point, but I am sure I was not alone in hoping that point would somehow not actually arrive. It is indeed very sad news.

    My condolences and thoughts go out to the family. May his memory be for a blessing.
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  9. pistonsandgears

    pistonsandgears Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Very sad to hear that, he will be greatly missed. He has been a very positive presence here and a great asset to this community.
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  10. Emspop


    Oct 12, 2016
    May he be in heaven an hour before the devil knows he’s dead.

    Godspeed Bob
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  11. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thank you for this Paul. I could not have said it any better and totally echo your words and feelings!
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  12. Augie

    Augie Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    Agree with Ron, Paul, could not say it any better, god bless Bob and his family and all here. Sad day but I am thankful that Bob is no longer suffering.
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  13. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    The Forum is in mourning.

    We are diminished at this sad moment, but Bob shone a very kind and indeed,brave light here that will never go out for as long as we his forum friends remember him. That is a strength, you suffer no more Bob, but your presence is with us dear friend.

    Many thanks, Will
  14. huelsdonk


    May 2, 2016
    That is tremendously sad news, Paul. Bob was a wonderful man. He's going to be missed an awful lot around here.
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  15. rockman0

    rockman0 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 5, 2013
    Rest in peace Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
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  16. mwramos76

    mwramos76 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 28, 2013
    I barerly started following this story a couple of days ago. I never knew Bob or had any dealing with him but I can tell from reading all of these post that he was an outstanding man. God bless you all for the love you have and are showing. God Bless Bob and his family.
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  17. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Man...I almost didn't click this thread just in case this was the news. So sorry to hear this.

    My condolences to Bo and Bob's family, as well as his many friends here. It is a blessing for suffering to end, but it is bittersweet at best. I will continue to pray for those connected to Bob.
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  18. AFAustin

    AFAustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    We're all going to miss this fine man and the good things he did here. Maybe the best tribute is to simply follow Bob's example, and to jealously guard here on the Porch the tradition of kindness, civility, and decency which he exemplified.

  19. clutchcarter


    Dec 11, 2011
    Very sad day, but Bob isn't in pain anymore and is in a much better place now. I'll be a better person for having known you Bob.
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  20. GasMan1

    GasMan1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2015
    My Prayers continue for Bob's family.
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