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Discussion in 'Simonich Knives LLC' started by Jerry Hossom, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. PWork


    Apr 24, 2002
    We've all lost a good man. My best to his friends and family.

  2. Fire Horse

    Fire Horse

    Mar 8, 2001
    Horrible news! My condolences to his family.
  3. Bravado


    Feb 14, 2002
    This is horrible news!My prayers go out to his family.
  4. bald1


    Oct 3, 1998
    Oh man -:(

    As some of you old timers may remember Rob took my "bait" when Doc Welch and I were trying to find out if Talonite would be any good in cutlery. I commissioned his first fixed Talonite blade, a one off special Wambli. And later his first Talonite folder, a Simonich-REKAT Carnivore, became mine.

    When Rob and Christine got married I had a hard time figuring out what little presento to send. Those who know a bit about Rob's background might understand my finding and sending a Lakota marriage vase.

    I still have pictures of both Rob and Doc Welch together at Rob's place.

    I don't know what else to say at this point other than my prayers are with Christine and Rob's family.

    Bob Allman
    aka "bald1"
  5. RattlerXX


    Nov 7, 2000
    Man I really hate to hear this sad news. I just spoke with Rob last week on the phone, and I have to say that he was a very nice person, a great forum member, and one hell of a knife maker. I have been admiring his work for some time now, and he will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
  6. featherstone45


    Oct 15, 2003
    God Bless Rob,You will always be in my thoughts and im having a drink in your memory because I know that is what you would want.

    You will be missed buddy.
  7. Raindrop


    Feb 27, 2002
    That is terribly shocking news :( I just recently got into collecting Rob's knives. I had just acquired a Nordooh and Aurora that were sent to Rob to be refurbished. I spoke with him on the phone Tuesday and he was joking around that he hadn't opened the packages yet but would take a look at them right after the holidays. What a terrible and tragic loss and you can only hope that his wife has her family nearby to help her through this time when she should be rejoicing and giving thanks and now has to deal with this tragedy instead.
  8. DMPinNYC


    Apr 15, 2003
    a truly great talent, a truly great loss. My deepest condolences to his family.
  9. Rob Simonich

    Rob Simonich Big Bear

    Oct 3, 1998
    Hello Dear Friends,
    Thanks to each and everyone of you for your thoughts,prayers and kind words. Rob loved the forums, getting to know all of you. Often I would here him burst into laughter at your comments. He LOVED the little cowboy smily face someone made for him recently. "those guys" he said. Well, I am still in a bit of shock- disbelief and horror of the the recent 24 hours. I truly thank all of you for your support. As things come together I will let you know what is going on.
    Much Love
    Christine Simonich
  10. LarryLuana


    Nov 16, 1998
    My wife, and I were very fortunate to meet Rob a couple of years ago at the Oregon Knife Show, and had a very pleasant conversation with him. Talked to him twice that day, and the last time he was working on a sheath he had sold the knife to, and asked if I had a screwdriver, and said yes I did, and took the Micra out of my pocket, and gave it to him, and he repaired the sheath, and gave it, and the knife to it's new owner, and returned my Micra.
    My wife,and are thankful we were able to say we kniew him, and will miss him greatly as was looking forward to seeing him again at the next Oregon Show next April but do know he will be there in spirit.....

    Larry & Luana Johnson
  11. Mike G

    Mike G

    Jul 15, 2000

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Words cannot express the sorrow I am feeling for Rob's passing.

    From what little I know about him, I know he was a man of integrity.

    He will be sorely missed here, and in the knife world.
  12. hoghead


    Dec 17, 2001
    My thoughts and prayers for his family. :(
  13. recondoc1


    Apr 27, 2001
    I only got to know Rob through the forums and a few emails while picking his brain about knifemaking. It is a great loss to the blade community and he will be missed and remembered for a long time.
    My heart goes out to his family.

  14. HJK

    HJK Moderator Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
    Terrible, heart-breaking, tragic news. May God comfort his family and friends and rest his good soul.
  15. tfc111601


    Jan 10, 2003
    I met Rob at this year's Blade show in Atlanta. I remember out of all the makers that I met that day he was the nicest. I remember even thinking that at the time. He answered all my questions about his knives. Specifically I remember that he took one of his DLC coated Ravens and demonstrated how it would not scratch by scraping it hard with the edge of another knife. We also talked a little about Montana. I told him I had a friend whose family lived in Butte and while stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA we visited there and Missoula quite often. It seems like he told me he was originally from Butte or had lived there or close to there at one time. I can't remember exactly. We talked a little about camping and the military also. I have to say that Rob Simonich struck me as someone who has great character and a calm, gentle demeanor that is rarely seen. The kind of guy that everyone enjoys being around. I am sad that I won't get to talk to him again but feel priveledged to have met him. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to his family.
  16. slide13


    Apr 12, 2001
    My prayers are with you and your family Christine.

    I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Rob personally, but I know what sort of guy he was and how much he will be missed by all who knew him and by all knife lovers everywhere.

    Rest in peace and Godspeed Rob!
  17. markusblattner


    Nov 1, 1998
    christine, my condolences to you and your family!
  18. JohnnyO


    Sep 1, 2002
    I don't know what to say. This is shocking, to say the least. My condolences to his friends and family. Rob was a great guy and a great knife maker. He was always first to jump out and praise others for their work. He never had a bad word to say about anyone and was always a true professional on this forum. He will be missed....:(
  19. Rex G

    Rex G

    Aug 26, 2002
    My condolences.
  20. kostas tamb/is

    kostas tamb/is

    Jun 8, 2003
    My deepest condolences to his family.. he must have been a great man, honest and talented in his work

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