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Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby sal » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:26 pm

I regret to inform you that Mr. Wayne Goddard has passed away. Wayne has been struggling for the past several years and is now gone. He has held a special place in Spyderco's heart for many years. He was a knife-maker, a blade-smith, Spyderco collaborator, writer and personal friend. He will be missed by many. RIP Wayne.

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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:41 pm

Rest in peace Mr. Goddard, and thank you for your contributions!
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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby PStone » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:43 pm

So sad to hear. My deepest sympathies to friends and family. Rest well Mr. Goddard.
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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby Peter1960 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:28 pm

Very sad, my condolences! :(
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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby Water Bug » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:36 pm

Sorry to hear of Mr. Goddard's passing. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Mr. Goddard's collaboration with Spyderco was such a nice design.

Thank you, Sal, for letting us know.
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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby SF Native » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:38 pm

Sad to hear.

Is it too soon to suggest a Wayne Goddard “memory”?
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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby ugaarguy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:38 pm

Very sad news. May his memory be a blessing.

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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby Jazz » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:24 pm

Another good man gone. I’m a fan of Wayne’s writings and knife design. He played a big part in teaching me to sharpen, with his Blade articles. Sad news.
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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby Bloke » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:36 pm

Sorry to hear this. Sincere condolences to family and friends.

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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby The Mastiff » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:39 pm

Wayne was another one that did tests on different steels in rope. This has been up on one forum or page or another for as long as I can recall. At least 20 years. https://sharpeningmadeeasy.com/edge.htm

Wayne contributed a lot to the knife industry and influenced many people. Another one that will be missed.

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Postby Stuart Ackerman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:39 pm

The legend will live on.

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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby Larrin » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:13 pm

One of the greats. A major influence on modern knifemaking.
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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby Halfneck » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:35 pm

Gone, but he'll not be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby legOFwhat? » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:31 pm

I'm really sorry you lost your friend Sal. I pray peace to his family and friends.
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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby Naperville » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:34 pm

Sorry for your loss Sal. Given his love for knives he will be greatly missed.
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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:37 pm

I distinctly remember that one of my first 10 Spyderco knives I ever owned was the Gray Wayne Goddard model. I think it was in the early 2000s when I got it. I also had one of the little GODDARD models too at one time.

Never met him but throughout the years I had heard many good things about him. We sure have lost a lot of great knife designers in the past 8 to 10 years. I'm still bummed over Bob Lum's passing and his models are still some of my favorites. I will certainly keep Wayne Goddard's family in my prayers. RIP

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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:16 pm

My condolences to the Goddard family and also to Spyderco for the loss of one of their earliest and most iconic collaborators. I definitely appreciate the Goddard designs and Sal, it sure seems fitting now to run another sprint of one of his models with upscale materials in his honor (perhaps a Ti version of the Goddard Jr. or even a high polish G10).
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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby sal » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:48 pm

I am planning that. Haven't decided yet what to do?

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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby GarageBoy » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:59 pm

Thanks for the wealth of information you have given us

The collabs were definitely iconic and the design was very purposeful

White micarta and signature on the blade is a must

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Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:28 pm

Condolences to his family and friends.
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