R.I.P. Butch Vallotton!

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R.I.P. Butch Vallotton!

Postby Larry_Mott » Mon May 11, 2020 10:08 am

Just read on Rainy Vallottons Facebook that his father passed early this Morning at 77 years of age.
Sincere condolences to family and friends.

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Postby acer » Mon May 11, 2020 10:16 am

Very sad news indeed, My thoughts are with his family.

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Postby sal » Mon May 11, 2020 10:21 am

That's really sad. Spyderco and Butch go back a long way.

Our condolences to his family.


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Postby tbdoc4kids » Mon May 11, 2020 10:35 am

God speed Butch!

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Postby Sumdumguy » Mon May 11, 2020 12:41 pm

That's a bummer, I loved his auto conversion.

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Postby SpyderNut » Mon May 11, 2020 12:44 pm

Saddened to hear this. I only met Mr. Vallotton once, but he seemed like a very nice person. Prayers for his family.
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Postby MacLaren » Mon May 11, 2020 2:00 pm

Oh man. I am very sorry to learn of this.
My 1st Spyderco was the Vallotton.
I still have it too. An incredible folder, both beautifully made and tough as nails. Unrivaled tip strength imo.
R.I.P. Butch.

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Postby w3tnz » Mon May 11, 2020 2:06 pm

Sorry to hear about this, respects.

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Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon May 11, 2020 2:16 pm

Very tragic, he was an icon.
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Postby JacksonKnives » Mon May 11, 2020 2:28 pm

[pouring out a drink in memoriam]

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Postby murphjd25 » Mon May 11, 2020 7:05 pm

Big loss for the community. RIP Butch.

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Postby bearrowland » Mon May 11, 2020 7:14 pm

RIP Butch and condolences to his family.
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Postby DutchBlades » Mon May 11, 2020 11:52 pm

I've never met the man, but I've heard a lot of good things and love his designs.
My condolences to his family.
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Postby Kodiak PA » Mon May 11, 2020 11:54 pm

So sorry to hear of this loss. Loved his designs. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.

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Postby GarageBoy » Tue May 12, 2020 8:44 am

Did he invent the bolster activated automatic knives?

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Postby Filoso- » Tue May 12, 2020 10:06 am

Very sad news...May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family.

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Postby Freediver » Tue May 12, 2020 6:51 pm

Sorry to hear that, RIP Mr. Vallotton.

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Postby Wanimator » Wed May 13, 2020 7:52 am

I once had a lengthy conversation with Rainy, Butch didn't make the show. I loved his designs, may he rest in peace.

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