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mike desensi

Blackie Collins Killed In Motorcycle Accident

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FYI: this was a cut and paste from a blade magazine email

just figured I'd pass the info along

Mike DeSensi

 

 

 

Blackie Collins Killed In Motorcycle AccidentPosted by Steve Shackleford on July 21, 2011 at 8:30am View Steve Shackleford's News Walter "Blackie" Collins, Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame© member, first managing editor of BLADE® Magazine and inventor of scores of knife, sheath and other related cutlery items, was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday.

 

 

 

"It is with a heavy heart that I write to tell you that Blackie Collins passed away [July 20] around noon Eastern time," Mike Manrose of Meyerco informed many in the knife industry yesterday via an e-mail. He said Blackie's wife, Jane, was riding also but was not involved in the accident. "She has asked that we keep her in our prayers during this very difficult time," Manrose noted. "We are very saddened at the loss of an industry icon, a prolific designer and most of all, a friend."

 

 

 

 

For the past few years, Blackie had designed a number of knives for Meyerco.

 

 

 

 

Blackie was known for any number of different knives, knife materials and knife mechanisms, including the assisted opener, the first use of thermoplastic for knife handles (Gerber LST), the Bolt Action lock and much more. He also invented a number of sheath mechanisms for the diving knife industry.

 

 

 

 

Details on services for Blackie were pending as of this writing.

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