- May 9, 2000
I received an email from Coop today that was to inform people of the passing of Paul C. Basch at 12:10 AM this morning. The industry has lost one it's most knowledgeable people.
Perhaps the saddest part of this is that there are people on this forum (and elsewhere in the custom knife community) who have no idea who Paul was.
His knowledge of custom knives and knife makers from the 50's through the 90's is irreplaceable.