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Deceased makers

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Bobby Branton, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Bobby Branton

    Bobby Branton Moderator Moderator Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 12, 1998
    I was given a pretty comprehensive list of makers who are no longer with us by Joe Drouin before he passed away. I have added to it until I lost the list in my computer a few years ago. I want to bring the list of deceased makers up to date and need any names of makers who have passed away in the past ten years. If you can help me, please post in this thread and if you know what year they passed, please add the date also. I hope to build a web site soon dedicated to all of the makers who have gone before us to honor their memory and to preserve their work and legacy. Feel free to post in this thread and I will bump it up once a month for updates.

    Thanks,
    Bobby


    Agee, Bill Oct, 1993
    Alden, Ken April, 1996
    Applebaugh, John 1997
    Appleton, Ray
    Bardsley, Norman Dec, 2011
    Barefoot, Joe
    Barton, Al ?
    Bartrug, Hugh - MS on Oct. 25 2009
    Bennett, William ?
    Blackton, Andy - 05/2007
    Bold, Stu
    Bourne, H. Gardner ?
    Bradichansky, Eduard
    Brandstetter, Larry ?
    Brdlik, Dan E
    Brignadello, Ed Nov, 1999
    Brightwell, Mark ?
    Broughton, Don Feb, 1999
    Callan, Pete 1973
    Carlson, Kelly
    Centofante, Frank 2009
    Chavar, Ed 11/2008
    Cole, Dave - 2011
    Collins, Alex ?
    Collins, Blackie - 2011
    Condron, Mark - 07/2004
    Cooper, John Nelson Sept 1987
    Cross, John ?
    Cronk, Bill 1983
    DeFreest, William (Gordon) 2005
    Dennehy, Dan
    Descy, Alain - 21/01/2011
    Draper, Harvey Oct, 1982
    Draper, Kent May 1997
    Easler, Paula
    Easler, Russell
    Embry, Brad 01/2001
    Ence, Jim - 2010
    Enders, Bob Dec, 1999
    Engath, Bob Dec. 1998
    England, Mike
    Englebretsen, George
    Fecas, Steve
    Fischer, Clyde ?
    Freeman, John
    Fujimoto, Yasuhiro ?
    Gaston, Ron - 2009
    Geffert, George Early 70’s
    Gibson, James "Hoot" 08/2011
    Gillenwater, E 1994
    Guignard, Gib July, 2005
    Hajovsky,Bob 1999
    Hancock, Ronald ?
    Hand, James, M.D. ?
    Hanson, Royal Oct,1985
    Hardenbrook, Jim Oct,1983
    Hartsfield, Phill
    Hastings, Don Sept, 1986
    Hawk, Joe May 13, 1999
    Hayes, Bob ?
    Heath, C.M. (Pete) 1978
    Hegedus, Lou - Sept 15, 1990
    Hendricks, Lorenzo (Larry) Jan, 1989
    Henry, D.E. May,1993
    Herron, George 2, 2007
    Hicks, Vernon W. April, 1993
    Heitler, Henry - 07/2011
    Hodgson, Dick 2006
    Holt, Richard 2012
    Hornby, Glen 1995
    Horrigan, Robert
    Hubbard, Authur July, 1999
    Hudson, Stew - 12/2008
    Hueske, Chubby May, 1991
    Joe Huddleston, Joe ?
    Hartsfield, Phill - May, 2010
    Hurst, T. Gerald ?
    Jirik, Sid ?
    Johnson, Ruffin (El Lobo Solo) 11/24/2011
    Jones, Bob 3-06
    Jones, Jon ?
    Kendrick, Dan - 3-2012
    Kirk, Jon 1999
    Klingbeil, Russell - 01/2004
    Kneubueler, Walt June, 1982
    Koval, Mick ?
    Kruse, Martin
    Lange, Donald ?
    Levine, Norman 1995
    Lile, Jimmy May, 1991
    Little, Ron 1977
    Love, A.C. ?
    Loveless, Bob
    Ludwig, Bob ?
    Lum, Bob - 12/4/07
    Mar, Al Oct, 1992
    May, James ?
    Marshall, Glenn September 18 2010
    Martin, Jim ?
    Mattis, James ?
    Mayhall, A.M. ?
    McCarty, Zollan ?
    McBurnette, Harvey June, 1997
    McEvoy, Harry 1992
    McIntosh, David ?
    Mead, Faustina - 04/2011
    Mendenhall, Harry ?
    Miller, Ron April, 1995
    Montjoy, Claude 9-23-2011
    Moran, William F. (Bill) February, 12, 2006
    Morseth, Harry Oct, 1967
    Morseth, Steve 1995
    Murphy, Dave ?
    Naifeh, Woody
    Nolen, Jim, 1980 ?
    Norris Don 7/6/08
    Norton, Frank ?
    Ogg, Bob May 4th, 1999
    Oleson, Bob ?
    Oliver, Milford March, 1993
    Orcutt, Wally ?
    Osborn, Gene 2011
    Owens, Dan May, 1995
    Palmer, Howard ?
    Pass, W.C. Nov, 1993
    Perkins, Eldon 2011
    Poletis, Jerry Dec, 1999
    Polkowski, Al
    Porter, James July, 1998
    Poythress, John ? 2005
    Potter, Frank 2005?
    Pratt, Charlie, April, 1997 ?
    Pullen, Martin ?
    Pugh, Jim - 8-2012
    Randall, W.D. (Bo) Dec, 1989
    Richtig, Frank 1977
    Riddle, Roland
    Rippy, Robert
    Roath, Dean ?
    Rollins, Harold 1983
    Ruana, R.H. (Rudy) April, 1986
    Samson, Jody December 27, 2008
    Scagel, William Wales 1963
    Schmidt, James - July 20, 2000
    Seguine, Merle After, 1975
    Selvidio, Ralph 2005?
    Sidelinger, Robert 1999
    Sigman, Corbet 2006?
    Sinyard, Cleston Elberta, AL 8-2009
    Simonich, Rob Nov-2003
    Sisemore, Charlie Feb, 1995
    Simonich, Rob ?
    Skow, Tex
    Smith, Ed ?
    Sonnerville ?
    Stewart, Chuck Dec, 1997
    Stockdale, Walt
    Stone, G.W. Early, 1991
    St Cyr, Red - August 6 2012
    Sye, George Lee 1982
    Takahashi, Masao 2/2013
    Taylor, Scott MS, Feb, 2005
    Thomas, Henry Luke After 1974
    Tichbourne, George
    Tinker, Carolyn April, 1999
    Toon, Argel 1977
    Treiber, Leon 11/14/2010
    Underwood,Bill ?
    Vachon, Yvon
    Valois, Dan
    Vought, Frank 1995
    Warenski, Buster 2005
    Watson, Red April, 1975
    Wilson, Gordon ?
    Williams, W.C. 1978
    Worel, Joe June, 1989
    Zaccagnino Dec, 1994
     
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  2. betzner

    betzner Best of the West Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Buster Warenski - 2005
     
  3. Bill Moran and Bob Loveless.
     
  4. stalag2

    stalag2

    79
    Aug 12, 2012
    Frank Centofante 2009
     
  5. Bobby Branton

    Bobby Branton Moderator Moderator Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 12, 1998
    Thanks guys, I seem to be good up until 2006. I've done a lot of research today and I am getting caught up. I also want names of well known as well as lesser known makers. Lesser known maker pics would be appreciated.
    I have approximately 150 names. Can you believe that??
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  6. Marcel54

    Marcel54

    Jul 30, 2005
    Hugh Bartrug, MS on Oct. 25 2009. He's one of my knifemaking heroes.

    Marcel
     
  7. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Jody Samson, December 27, 2008
     
  8. Bronco

    Bronco Moderator Moderator

    Feb 25, 2000
    Bobby, is it possible you could provide a link to the list as it exists now so that folks could reference it before posting?
     
  9. Bobby Branton

    Bobby Branton Moderator Moderator Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 12, 1998
    Sorry, not yet. It is going to take a little bit to get it together. Some of the names that I am not familiar with will have to researched and verified. I'll keep everyone posted. I hope to have the list up soon as this will help verify any errors and can be corrected immediately.
     
  10. Cromagnon

    Cromagnon

    11
    Jan 5, 2011
    Ron Gaston 2009
    Blackie Collins 2011
    Claude Montjoy 2012
     
  11. Kevin Cross

    Kevin Cross KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    813
    Sep 13, 2006
    Norman Bardsley 2012
    Richard Holt 2012
     
  12. argel55

    argel55

    Oct 30, 2005
    Red St Cyr August 6 2012
     
  13. SBuzek

    SBuzek KnifeMaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 7, 2006
    Ruffin Johnson (El Lobo Solo) 11/24/2011

    Stan
     
  14. Craigb

    Craigb

    268
    Nov 21, 2004
    Leon Treiber 11/14/2010
     
  15. Jos

    Jos

    Oct 23, 2006
    Alain Descy - 21/01/2011
     
  16. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005
    Bob Lum - 12/4/07

    Doug
     
  17. peterinct

    peterinct

    Dec 13, 1999
    Kelly Carlson - I am unsure of the year, perhaps around 3 years ago. He was a great guy, member of the NCCA (Northeast Cutlery Collectors Assoc.) and also had a table at Blade.

    Peter
     
  18. Bobby Branton

    Bobby Branton Moderator Moderator Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 12, 1998
    Thanks guys. See first post for complete listing.
     
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  19. peterinct

    peterinct

    Dec 13, 1999
    Some of Kelly Carlson's knives are pictured in the KNIVES Annual in 2009. He is listed in 2010, but the index that lists makers and where their knives are pictured, is the same as from 2009, and obviously is wrong?

    Peter
     
  20. yitz

    yitz

    429
    Mar 5, 2000
    Phill Hartsfield
    Roland Riddle
    Yvon Vachon
    Alex Collins
    A. J. Hubbard
    Dan Valois
    Kent Draper
     
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