Derrick Bohn has passed away

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

  1. berthellen


    Jun 10, 2009
    Definitely a huge loss for this community. Derrik was the picture of a stand up guy. I will miss his videos and Christmas cards. Love and prayers for his family and loved ones. Thanks for being kind soul and rest in peace Derrik.
  2. arizcowboy


    May 6, 2013
    RIP Derrick. My condolences to the Bohn family. Your enthusiasm and shining light in the knife community will be missed.
  3. sunnyd

    sunnyd Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    Smoke and prayers sent. Heartfelt condolences to his family..
  4. Tomahawk6442


    May 6, 2006
    Prayers to Family. Very sorry to hear this.
  5. MCar

    MCar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2015
    Derrick added so much to this hobby and community, but I think his positivity was perhaps was the biggest thing. He always seemed so happy and straightforward. Although I never met him in-person, he made an impact in my life and there aren't too many people about whom both those things are true. I think that really says something about him. My condolences to the Bohn family.
  6. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Been a customer of KSF for quite a few years now.
    Derrick was a great guy and will be deeply missed around BF.
    Rest easy brother.

    My condolences and prayers for his wife and family.
  7. DrPenguin


    Mar 2, 2005
    Terrible loss. A genuinely decent man that I enjoyed interacting with. He always had a good word and a helping hand.

  8. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Wow I just read this...terrible news and so sudden:( Prayers coming from Texas for his family!
  9. VernonRemington

    VernonRemington Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Prayers to his family and coworkers. Knivesshipfree has been my go to place for folders and Northwoods knives when I was lucky enough to snag one.

    I loved that they had every Chris Reeve you could think of. I’ve spent hours looking at the different patterns and comparing wood grains on the inlays.

    Hopefully they can keep the business going.
  10. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    A sad loss for his family and our community.

    I loved to visit his website, always got top level service, and he created some beautiful knives that will be cherished for generations.
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  11. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Smoke and Prayers up from Montana!
    Condolences to his family and co-workers.

  12. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Damn. Just saw this. So unexpected and awful. I'm so sorry.
  13. Rusty1

    Rusty1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Sorry to here this awful news RIP Derrick.
  14. Bonzer


    Jun 16, 2017
    The darker the night,
    The brighter the stars,
    The deeper the grief,
    The closer is God.

    My deepest condolences to Derrick’s family. God rest his soul.
  15. Lee Tigner

    Lee Tigner

    Jul 19, 2017
    We learned the terrible sad news of Derrick Bohn's passing today. The accolades of Derrick and the business that he built with his wonderful team and family cannot be overstated. But Melissa & I want to share that on a personal note, the story of the Bohn's family has been an inspiration to us personally. Derrick & Wendy created a business around their passion and interest and entered an industry that was full of many good qualified competitors. They brought enthusiasm and energy to the market, and lifted the standards of an entire industry. The did not divide the pie with other suppliers. Rather they grew the entire market, and their passion passed on to everyone they interacted with. This is the mark of true excellence and an example we have been humbled to observe.

    Derrick & Wendy showed us that it is possible to blend one's work and passion into a fun and successful business. Their mission always seemed to serve a higher purpose and from that they elevated the example for all of us to follow. Derrick's presence will be missed tremendously by us personally. But the inspiration they have given us will last our lifetime. With our most sincere and heartfelt sympathies for the Bohn family and Knives Ship Free, Lee & Melissa Tigner

    Lee and Melissa Tigner

    Olde Towne Cutlery

    740 Smith Circle

    Dawsonville GA 30534

    770-344-8920, 706-525-0491

    [email protected]

    [email protected]
  16. Vaporstang

    Vaporstang Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2014
    Awful news. My condolences to the Bohn Family.
  17. glennbad

    glennbad Knife Moddin' Fool Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 13, 2003
    Derrick's passion for the cutlery market was abundantly clear. I went back and watched his video on the Norfolk, one of my favorites, and I just enjoyed his energy and vision.

    Such a terrible loss, he will be sorely missed.
  18. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Very sad news indeed; Derrick will be sorely missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
  19. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    I could not believe this when I first read it.....what a gut punch!

    I am so sorry; prayers for the family and the community.
  20. heelflip_kid


    Jun 1, 2006
    I'm so sorry to hear about this, it's a terrible thing and he will be missed. RIP Derrick

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