Sad news - Bob Lum

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
JD Spydo
Member
Posts: 20263
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:53 pm
Location: Blue Springs, Missouri

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
Long Live the SPYDEREDGE Spyderco Hawkbills RULE!!

Will V.
Member
Posts: 248
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:05 pm
Location: Chicago

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.
"leave shiny footprints"
- Sal
-
Member, International Order of the Spyderedge!

User avatar
silverback
Member
Posts: 1117
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Cologne, Germany

Postby silverback » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:47 pm

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

The Ti Lum Tanto folder is one of my favorites.
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. -George Bernard Shaw

Go is a pursuit of such value that one can devote a lifetime to it and have nothing to regret. Why not, then, challenge the limit of your powers. -Toshiro Kageyama 7-Dan

Chucula
Member
Posts: 1468
Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:06 am
Location: NC

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.

User avatar
Peter1960
Member
Posts: 3529
Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:54 pm
Location: Austria, Europe

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.
Peter - founding member of Spydiewiki.com

"Integrity is being good even if no one is watching"
Spyderco's company motto

User avatar
GeorgeMaggos
Member
Posts: 714
Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:39 am
Location: Wildwood IL
Contact:

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.
[CENTER]
~~~~~~~~~~
"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.
The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. "[/CENTER]


[CENTER][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/CENTER]


[CENTER]Even though you can't see Him, GOD has always been there for you <><[/CENTER]

User avatar
ghostrider
Member
Posts: 4113
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:12 pm
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Postby ghostrider » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:26 pm

Condolences to his family and friends. He'll definitely be missed. :(
First they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not stand up, because I was not a Trade Unionist.
[INDENT]
[INDENT][INDENT]Attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller [/INDENT] [/INDENT][/INDENT]
Thread for tying tips:
http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18317
Avatar provided by DAYWALKER

Hawkbills- Sink in the tip, and let it rip!!! :D - Axlis

User avatar
Jazz
Member
Posts: 7663
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:46 pm
Location: Alberta, Canada

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.

User avatar
J32A2
Member
Posts: 397
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:04 pm
Location: Arizona

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

R.I.P. Bob

User avatar
sal
Member
Posts: 13985
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Golden, Colorado USA

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.

Warmly,
Jean and Eli Lum

Ed Schempp
Member
Posts: 788
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Ephrata, Washington USA

Great Knifemaker

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

User avatar
Puyallupknifegu
Member
Posts: 889
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 1:20 am
Location: Puyallup, WA
Contact:

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.



Tim
God bless!
-Puyalluknifeguy-

Si Vis Pacem Para bellum

User avatar
bluemist
Member
Posts: 453
Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:07 am

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.
spyder spyder spyder spyder

User avatar
Bruceter
Member
Posts: 436
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Denver CO USA

Postby Bruceter » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:53 pm

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

Bruceter

User avatar
SimpleIsGood229
Member
Posts: 1485
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:23 pm
Location: Republic of Texas, with my C95

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.
God Bless Texas!
[RIGHT]Avatar courtesy of Dialex[/RIGHT]
Μολὼν λαβέ

2009 - Birth of the H-1 Spyderhawk! Thank you, Sal!

GarageBoy
Member
Posts: 1555
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:49 pm
Location: Brooklyn NY

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

christopher
Member
Posts: 385
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

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,

Chris

aero_student
Member
Posts: 735
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Folsom, CA, USA, Earth USA
Contact:

Postby aero_student » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:36 pm

sigh

:-(

User avatar
grasshopper
Member
Posts: 83
Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:04 am
Location: Tombstone,AZ

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

RIP.. Mr Lum, Godspeed and God bless

User avatar
Th232
Member
Posts: 1937
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:47 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

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

Very sad to hear of his passing. :(
Will

"No one wants to look the fool. Everyone does the best they can. If they knew better, they'd do better" - old woman on the railway tracks to Sal.

Avatar by Datan!


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Deadboxhero, Enactive, Majestic-12 [Bot], nerdlock, Rp5, Salty Dog, Tucson Tom, Wright.88 and 52 guests