Happy New Year and a Toast to James!

Oct 2, 1998
WOW What a day! That Delete/Move button works quite well now!

Happy New Year everyone!

And a special toast to James Mattis.
Thank you my friend for all the great times you have shared with us all and your uncanny ability to difuse a situation. You are truly missed.

Best Regards,
Mike Turber
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Happy New Year, everyone!!!

I also offer up a toast for James. We miss you, buddy. Cheers! \_/
For all that was/is good in knives and BladeForums...

A toast to James.
I too salute James' memory and legacy and wish all a healthy future.

Buck Collectors Club Member # 572
Dedicated ELU
Knifeknut(just ask my wife)
To James Mattis and Bob Irons:

Gone but certainly not forgotten. I miss the humor, sage advice and ability of both men to make sense out of this passion we have.

To them, BFC and members....Happy New Mellenium.

~Greg Mete~
Kodiak Alaska

Buck Collectors Club-Lifetime Member
Happy New Year All. I hope this is the best year yet of better ones to come for each of you and yours.

Like Greg I miss James and Bob dearly they were friends that made me a better person and those do not come along as often as I would like them too.

" The real art of living is too keep alive the longing in human beings to become greater versions of themselves." Laurens Van der Post.
In memory of James Mattis
Thanks Mike, and James sit back and enjoy your time!


"The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions!"
Take the time to read your Bible Now, don't be left behind...
May we regain the wisdom and calm we lost when to left us.

You are missed.

(Clinking softly and whispering)
Happy New Year to all and a heartfelt moment of silence for those who've passed.


I was glad to see that James was mentioned in the latest issue of Blade. Under Gone But Not Forgotten (p. 68). How true it is.


I get some pleasure from finding a relentlessly peaceful use for a combative looking knife.
To James, whom I hope to see on the other side someday!!
To Mike and Spark for giving us this web site and putting up with the stuff that goes on here!!!
God Bless you Forumites and I pray the coming year is kinder and better than the last!
I think this is the most special time of the year as it gives us all hope that things will get better!

Take care!! Michael

Always think of your fellow knife makers as partners in the search for the perfect blade, not as people trying to compete with you and your work!
Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms!!!
One for James, didn't know him but sure enjoyed reading his wisdom.

One for Mike and Spark, as L6 says for putting up with all of this garbage and not freaking out on our freakouts.

One for everyone, that we can all meet each other in this life, and the next.


Happy new year to James, Mike and Spark, All the moderators, knife knuts, the bastids, and you too Mo'

"Come What May..."