Derrick Bohn has passed away

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by Deinos, May 22, 2018.

  1. Mikael W

    Mikael W Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Derrick was a great asset to the knifecommunity and it has been a pleasure to deal with him during the last 11 years.
    RIP Derrick and Thank You for all the fun You brought to us.

  2. DSB_85


    May 24, 2018
    Condolences and prayers sent to the family,
    it's so sad the community lost him especially at this age, he was too young

    This is my first post in the forum but I just wanted to repeat what others have said: I received excellent treatment as a customer from Derrick and I got the impression from our exchange of e-mails that he was a stand up guy and great person.

    I'll miss him if only for how kind and patient was with a stubborn man like me :(
  3. onojoe


    Aug 4, 2013
    I never had the honor of doing business with him, but I feel like I know the man. I will always remember his video about kids knife program and his follow up balloon video. I feel he did a great service to the knife community, and he will be missed.
  4. MadDuckBill


    Dec 9, 2014
    I’ve done most of my knife business with KSF since Derrick introduced his kids programs. It struck me immediately with its vision and generosity. My subsequent interactions with KSF were just stellar. I hope it can continue. I certainly plan on giving the company my business, assuming Wendy will be continuing.

    In memory - Derrick.
  5. annasoH323


    Sep 26, 2012
    If they've got Wi-Fi up in heaven, Derrick, then I hope you know that you'll be missed down here. My best chance of meeting you was always in that life and not this one. Get the forge up there warmed up for us but don't let them start the party without us. We'll do our best to take care of things down here.
  6. jprime84

    jprime84 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2014
    First high end knife I got for myself was a mammoth Northwoods Freemont Jack. I never spoke with Derrick directly, but it was his character as a genuine person that made want to do business with him. I'm confident that we will continue to see that kind of character in the great company that he built with his friends and family.

    Rest easy Derrick
  7. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2014
    Really sad news. Thoughts with his family and the KSF team and especially during this time with their move to Tennessee without their awesome leader. Was one of the best knife enthusiasts around and will be missed for a very long time.
  8. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    What a loss. Great guy, will miss catching him on the phone on occasions.
  9. HammerHill


    Dec 4, 2012
  10. Curl of the Burl

    Curl of the Burl Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    Very sad. Purchased my first knife from him. Prayers to the family and my condolences. A great man has been lost.
    Last edited: May 24, 2018
  11. Curl of the Burl

    Curl of the Burl Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    Very sad. Purchased my first knife from him. Prayers to the family and my condolences. A great man has been lost.
  12. sal61


    Sep 4, 2005
    Condolences and prayers!!
  13. mlamb


    Feb 12, 2006
    Great guy, his legacy lives on.
    Last edited: May 25, 2018
  14. mangelo2407

    mangelo2407 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2015
    shocked and saddened , :{ RIP Sir ..... , unreal .
  15. Snoopy1


    Oct 29, 2009
    RIP Pastor. Condolences to the family.
  16. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    My Condolences to his family. He really was a nice guy. I bought two knives from his business, a Northwoods camelbone jack knife and the exclusive BM M4 Stryker, and each time he included a welcome card he wrote himself.
  17. Filoso


    Dec 22, 2013
    Very sad news...

    Rest In Peace
  18. matfox

    matfox Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 1, 2015
    Condolences to his wife, children and knivesshipfree Family.
    Bought some of their last blackjacks a few years ago.
    Great man, great company!
  19. r redden

    r redden Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 23, 2015
    I posted this in Carl's Lounge in the traditional forums but since this seems to be a better place to say something about what a great guy he was I'm posting it here..

    I did a GAW and contacted Derrick about purchasing a $100 gift certificate for the winner. He said it would be no problem that he would issue a store credit to the winner then he said " let's make it $150 and I'll cover the other $50." Now I was a customer but not a great customer I have only bought 6 or 7 knives from KSF but that didn't matter to him he simply liked the idea and wanted to give back to our little community. If memory serves me correctly @black mamba won that GAW and bought a Bark River sheath knife.
    Derrick my friend you sir will be sorely missed by many and to your family our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mink and davemonkey like this.
  20. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Terrible news. Prayers for his family.

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