Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
User avatar
sal
Member
Posts: 13485
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Golden, Colorado USA

Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby sal » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:07 pm

We regret to inform you that Mr. Howard Viele has passed. He was a knifemaker's knifemaker. One of the best. The industry has lost a real treasure. Our condolences to his family and friends.

sal

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

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Jazz » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:16 pm

Sad to hear. My condolences also to his family and friends.
- best wishes, Jazz.

User avatar
Liquid Cobra
Member
Posts: 6399
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:38 pm
Location: British Columbia, CANADA

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:18 pm

I don’t pretend to know anything about the man other than his collaboration with Spyderco. I’m sorry to hear of his passing Sal. I’ll have to spend some time learning about him and his work. My condolences.
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
Grail Paramilitary 2 M390 X 2! ACHIEVED!!

For more of my pictures see my Instagram account.
@liquid_cobra

The Meat man
Member
Posts: 3967
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Location: Missouri, USA

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby The Meat man » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:45 pm

I'm sorry to hear that Sal.

My sympathies to his family and friends.
- Connor

"What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

User avatar
Halfneck
Member
Posts: 1764
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:51 am
Location: Calhoun, Georgia.

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Halfneck » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:47 pm

Rest in peace.

User avatar
Larry_Mott
Member
Posts: 2280
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:00 am
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Larry_Mott » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:31 pm

So sorry to hear!
Condolences to family and friends, a huge loss for the knife world!
I was passing this around the table in Amsterdam just hours ago :(

Image
"Life is fragile - we should take better care of each other, and ourselves - every day!"
//Eva Mott R.I.P.

BigKenbo
Member
Posts: 154
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:17 am

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby BigKenbo » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:56 pm

May he be eternally sheltered and at peace. Sincerest condolences to friends, and family.
Native 5 S110V G10 and LW. S90V LW. Salt LC200N. Maxamet. S30V G10 and LW. Endura 4 ZDP-189. HAP40. VG10.

User avatar
NoFair
Member
Posts: 2039
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:23 pm
Location: Norway

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby NoFair » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:23 am

sal wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:07 pm
We regret to inform you that Mr. Howard Viele has passed. He was a knifemaker's knifemaker. One of the best. The industry has lost a real treasure. Our condolences to his family and friends.

sal
Very sorry to hear that Sal. Will carry my C42 today :(

User avatar
DutchBlades
Member
Posts: 1650
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:23 pm
Location: Netherlands

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby DutchBlades » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:00 am

I was just talking about his work yesterday :(
Some of my favorite knives are his designs; a great mind at what he did.
May he rest in peace :(
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

Sildani
Member
Posts: 78
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:03 pm

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Sildani » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:11 am

I’m very sorry to hear this. The C42 was one of my first Spydercos. My condolences to his family.

JD Spydo
Member
Posts: 18913
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:53 pm
Location: Blue Springs, Missouri

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:54 am

Maybe a Sprint Run of the old Viele model from the late 90s/early 2000s would be well in order. The blade on that knife always reminded me a lot of the JD Smith model. Really sorry to hear about Mr. Viele's passing. We sure have lost a lot of great knife makers and designers in the past 5 years especially. A Sprint Run of the old Spyderco Viele model with a Supersteel would truly be cool.

User avatar
Wartstein
Member
Posts: 6401
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:06 am
Location: Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Wartstein » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:02 am

I honestly was not really aware of Mr. Vieles designs, but looked some up just now. Very sad that he´s gone. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

User avatar
PStone
Member
Posts: 1330
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:31 pm
Location: USA Illinois

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby PStone » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:16 am

Thoughts and prayers for Mr. Viele and his family.
“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.”
-Charlie Brown

Dodge
Member
Posts: 958
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 5:12 pm
Location: Virginia, USA, Earth

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Dodge » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:26 am

Sad to hear, love his designs.
Sprint request: Flat Iron Salt (CE w/ yellow FRN)
New knife request: Police 4 LW Salt!!!

"If you won't stand for something, you'll fall for anything"

Michael Janich
Member
Posts: 1672
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Longmont, CO USA
Contact:

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Michael Janich » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:53 am

Howard was a wonderful man who had a profound influence on the knife world. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. May he rest in peace and his contributions never be forgotten.

Stay safe,

Mike

User avatar
Filoso-
Member
Posts: 933
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:38 am
Location: Madrid, Spain.

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Filoso- » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:03 am

Very sad news. Rest In Peace :(

User avatar
curlyhairedboy
Member
Posts: 2107
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:01 am
Location: Southern New England

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:11 am

Sad news, condolences to his family...
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Waterway, Tanto PM2, CQI Kapara
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Ouroboros, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native, Calendar Watu
Would like to own again: Currently N/A!
Wishlist: Smallfly 2, Pac Salt 2 LC200n, CQI SpyderEdge Caribbean Sheepsfoot, Shaman Sprints!

User avatar
Doc Dan
Member
Posts: 9314
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:25 am
Location: In a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:02 am

This is sad news, indeed.
I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on ALL that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof! (John Adams regarding the White House)

Follow the Christ, the King,
Live pure, speak true, right wrong, follow the King--
Else, wherefore born?" (Tennyson)


NRA Life Member
Spydernation 0050

User avatar
sharpguitarist
Member
Posts: 1178
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:34 am
Location: east tn.

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby sharpguitarist » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:21 pm

Image
Image
Image

This was the first Spyderco I purchased, way back when, during a visit to Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and it started the addiction.
R.I.P.
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, even if it is wrong.:rolleyes:

User avatar
Water Bug
Member
Posts: 2070
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:21 pm

Re: Mr. Howard Viele has passed

Postby Water Bug » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:23 pm

Condolences to Mr. Viele's family and friends.
Spyderco WTC #1044


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BaronRadium, Bing [Bot], Enactive, Google [Bot], skeeg11, Takuan, wheats and 29 guests