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Old 07-16-2005, 01:58 PM
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RIP - Gib Guignard 1935-2005

My friend and partner in CactusRose, has passed on - he was attended by his family and friends.......

requiscat in pace............

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from the wild frontier of 19th Century America to the wild frontier of Kandahar, Afghanistan 2005.........


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Old 07-16-2005, 02:55 PM
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I am so sorry. It was mercifully quick from the time of the diagnosis, but there is not much consolation in that.


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Old 07-16-2005, 04:14 PM
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The extra stone in this one is for Gib.



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Old 07-16-2005, 10:12 PM
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This is just very sad. We have all lost a good friend in Gib. We are sending our prayers and condolences to his family.Chuck, my dear friend , a special prayer for you too as you two had quite a bond and created some beautiful art together.
RIP Gib.

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Old 07-16-2005, 10:52 PM
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My thoughts go out to his family and friends. Hope he is having a good time at the big smithy in the sky.
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Old 07-17-2005, 08:53 AM
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Gib was an inspiration to me, and I am sure his spirit lives on in the knives he created.

My thoughts are with his family and friends.

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Old 07-17-2005, 09:36 AM
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Definitely an inspiration to me also. An original artist with a recognizable style. Humble and generous with his knowlege. The epitome of the spirit of TKN and a neo tribal brother. A great loss to us , and I am sure to all that knew him. What strength it must have took to work as long and hard as he did through such a devestating disease.

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Old 07-17-2005, 01:00 PM
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As Don said, "it's little consolation", but I'm glad that Gib didn't have to suffer too much in the end.

I've spent countless hours talking with Gib on the phone over the last 5 years and have come to know him quite well. Gib was a gentleman, an artist and very humble. We're going to miss Gib a lot around here. Hopefully his inspiration will live on and we'll all become better through it.

Guys, I know this isn't a good time to say this, but life offers little guarantees for those of us who remain. One of the least of which is the "time" we spend doing what we love most. I'm so pleased with the aggressiveness that Gib and Chuck went after their partnership efforts together with. They've turned out some spectacular artwork together over the short time of their partnership and there's no telling where that could have lead them over time.

Chuck, we're all here for you! If there's anything you need personally, please keep me at the top of the list.

Gib, "Old Buddy"... "Forge on!"

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Old 07-17-2005, 04:40 PM
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Here he is again. Proud man!



Nicely put, Alex. As Roc said in another thread, Gib WAS a pinnacle member of the Knife Network. This place is going to miss him.

He's been in my thoughts all the time now....

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Old 07-17-2005, 06:01 PM
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Chuck -- completely slipped my mind last night, but is there anything we can contribute to the family? Memorial of any kind? Donations to foundation (s)?

Don, thoughtful gesture!

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Old 07-17-2005, 11:55 PM
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Thanks Chuck, for sharing the news of Gib's passing. By all reports Gib was one of the good guys. Seems appropriate to note his passing with pictures of his work (in this case as a CactusRose collaborator). Gib had a style of his own. And fortunately this may not be the end of CactusRose as Gib had supplied Chuck with some wonderful blades yet to be finished.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:28 PM
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:02 PM
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Thanks all...
Gib was laid to his final rest this morning, 7/20/05...............

As noted by Buddy and per Gib's wishes those blades/knives he left in my care will be finished up by Linda and I as CactusRose pieces.

Larry aka Deserthawke, Gib's close friend who cared for him in his time of need also has many of Gib's blades and will finish them as time sees fit.

His legacy will live on..........................


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This is sad news indeed, Gib will be missed by all. Now there will be some great knives being made in Heaven!


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this is a real bummer

i haven't been around lately and decided to check in. what a sad greeting! thanks for the update, chuck. i too will miss gib's presence.


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