Sad news - Bob Lum

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Very unexpected.

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:02 pm

I had the pleasure of meeting and getting aquainted with him at the 2005 & 2006 BLADE shows in Atlanta. Heck the guy didn't seem very old and didn't appear to be in bad health at the time. I'm wondering why he died at a "not so old age" :confused: .

I thought the guy was truly a gentlemen and a mastercraftsman at his trade.

Needless to say I am shocked to hear the news. To lose Bill Moran and him both in such a short time is truly devastating to the knife community. My most sincere condolences. My best wishes and sympathy to his surviving family. JD
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Postby Will V. » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:16 pm

Word is, he contracted the "C" illness. I probably shouldn't pass on that information, because I never knew Mr. Lum, I just heard it from so and so, who heard it from so and so. But whatever.

My deepest condolences to Mr. Lum's family and friends. His passing has made waves in the blade community.
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Postby silverback » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:47 pm

That is sad news.
My best wishes for his family and friends.

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Postby Chucula » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:49 pm

I don't know him personally but he certainly has accomplished a lot, so good for him. It is sad that we won't see more of his work. His designs are among my favorite.

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Postby Peter1960 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:49 pm

I'm sorry to hear that; my condolences to his family, friends and all persons who miss him now.
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Postby GeorgeMaggos » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:14 pm

I never met him or talked with him I have owned many examples of his work & my prayers are with his family & friends now God Bless his memory.
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Postby ghostrider » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:26 pm

Condolences to his family and friends. He'll definitely be missed. :(
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Postby Jazz » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:30 pm

Very sad news. My sympathy goes out to Mr. Lum's family and all who knew him.

- as always, best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby J32A2 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:33 pm

R.I.P. Bob

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Postby sal » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:49 pm

This was posted on Bladeforums;

This is an email from Jean Lum. If you are unable to attend but would like to send a card, flowers or other remembrance, I think you should mail them to the church. I think this will help the family not be inundated at their home.

Hello Friends and Family:

We have set the Memorial Service for Robert W. Lum for Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 11:00am. A reception with refreshments will be served immediately following the service.
It will be held at our church, First Baptist Church of Springfield, 1175 "G" Street, Springfield, OR 97477 - 541-746-6031. Dr. Jeffery Savage officiating.

Directions and other information will follow as the week progresses. If you have any questions, please call us at 541-688-2737.

We love you all and thank you for your love, prayers and support. It has meant a lot to us.

Jean and Eli Lum

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Postby Ed Schempp » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:04 pm

Bob's work stood out from the crowd. With the least number of lines he created the most beauty. The flow of the design of his work is almost the definition of elegance. Bob's craftsmanship was always at the highest level. Bob always tolerated my questions and provided support. I'm proud to own a piece of his work.

On a lighter note I remember an OKCA show in Eugene where the announcer came over the PA and said "ANNOUNCEMENT...ANNOUNCEMENT...Bob Lum just cut himself." There was quite a roar of laughter.

Bob is, was, and will always be one of my knifemaking heroes..Take Care...Ed

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My Deepest Condolences

Postby Puyallupknifegu » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:08 pm

My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Lum family.

I never had the pleasure to meet Mr. Lum, but I feel that I knew a piece of him through his beautiful designs and wonderful craftsmanship.

He will be sorely missed.

God bless the rest of the Lum family.

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Postby bluemist » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:44 pm

Even though I'm pretty new, I do own a LUM designed knife and I know his passing leaves a palpable void in our community.

Good work Mr. Lum.
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Postby Bruceter » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:53 pm

The knife community has lost a true master.
My condolences to the family


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Postby SimpleIsGood229 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:44 pm

My thought and prayers go out to you, Lum family, and my The Lord have mercy on Bob's soul.
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Postby GarageBoy » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:50 pm

Our best wishes to his family. May Lum's heart and soul be remembered in his works here as a man

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Postby christopher » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:03 pm

Condolences to Mr. Lum's family. I also only knew him through his knives, but he has left a most impressive legacy for the rest of us,


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Postby grasshopper » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:44 pm

RIP.. Mr Lum, Godspeed and God bless

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Postby Th232 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:36 am

Very sad to hear of his passing. :(

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