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R.I.P. Ron Frazier

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#1 Mike Ruslander

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:08 PM

It's with great sadness that I post that I lost my best friend tonight.
Ron Frazier, my mentor and friend passed away at 9:00 p.m. If you knew him and even if you didn't, his influence in the handmade knife world was monumental. I miss him.

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#2 Dave Stephens

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:18 AM

Thank you for posting this.

His work is very inspirational. I have admired many of his pieces over the years.

I hope his passing was peaceful, and that he had his family and friends close.

Godspeed Ron.



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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:08 AM

I am sorry to hear that Ron has passed. I always enjoyed looking at his work and the conversations that followed. He was a talented man.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:05 AM

I only met him once, back in 2006. Over that short weekend I came to realize he was a true kindred spirit as well as an incredible maker and generally nifty guy. I'm sorry to hear he's gone. :(

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:33 AM

Sorry for your lose of a friend and mentor. Thank you for sharing with us.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:43 PM

So sorry to hear this Mike. Ron would always liven up a group and had an infectious humor and great storytelling talent.


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#7 Howard Clark

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:15 PM

He will be missed by many. Me included. Always enjoyed Ron's company and work.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:43 AM

I offer my condolences to all who knew him. I was introduced to him and enjoyed his take on life. His work speaks for itself and is inspiring.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:24 PM

Here is a nice rememberance that was in the Richmond newspaper:

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