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Old 11-29-2021, 12:22 AM
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CPT-Jim RIP

Sad news today, Lt. Col. Jim Tighe (retired) passed away unexpectedly today. He hasn't been on the forum for quite awhile, but was active at one time. He had a knife made for his deployment to Afghanistan by knifemaker Gib Guignard (Cactusforge) with a sheath by Chuck Burrows. Gib became sick while Jim was overseas and when he heard about it, he sent a flag to his hospital room. Later, Jim had knives made by Don Halter (kragaxe) and Chris Daigle that he took overseas. He was a captain in the army when he got on here, but was promoted to major, then to Lieutenant colonel just before he retired. He posted some pictures on here from Afghanistan, but I couldn't find them, so I suppose they've been deleted.

Searching through the old threads, it's amazing to find so many posts by knifemakers who have passed on to the next life. Maybe it's just amazing that I'm still around to remember the good times those guys brought to this forum.

So if you have a moment when you're saying your prayers, please include Jim's wife and son.


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Old 11-29-2021, 04:24 PM
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Sorry to hear.

My condolences to his family and friends. I'm sure.
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:31 PM
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RIP

Reminds me of the makers and collectors that have come-gone in the time we've been into this field. Miss them.


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Old 12-01-2021, 08:58 AM
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My condolences to his family and friends also.

You think there are a lot of the "older" folks who've passed on here on knife forums you should hang around on cast bullets and single shot forums - seems like there are more old folks there than anywhere. At 74 I'm a spring chicken on some of those forums..
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