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Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland 1948

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2019, 03:40:04 PM »
I offer my deepest sympathy to Karl's family and friends. RIP,Sir. tom.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2019, 03:47:30 PM »
Very sad news.  My sincere condolences go out to his family and his "MTo family".  He was a wonderful part of our little community, and  I'm sorry I didn't get to know him better.
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2019, 04:05:52 PM »
I wish the family all the best and strength in this trying times.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2019, 04:49:12 PM »
I read the email earlier at work and it completely floored me.
Just a regular day, wanting to get home then "Bang" the sad news knocked me for six.
Like many here, I never met Karl - or Colo as I often referred to him. But he was always eager to share his wealth of information - there can't be many here who I would tip my hat to if I ever met up, but Karl was one of the few whom I would do so, he had my utmost respect.
I'm actually gutted, it's really knocked it home how we go about our daily lives thinking of other things but never living in the moment.
Sincere condolences to Karl's family. I hope they know just how fondly he will be remembered. I miss him already.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #55 on: March 11, 2019, 05:14:44 PM »
Mark, if you are reading this, I am sorry for your loss.
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May Karl be in heaven half an hour before the devil even knows he has passed.

I had few, if any interaction with ColoSwiss here, but anyone could see he was a generous soul, with a mass of knowledge about Swiss army knives that was legendary.

As others have said, thank you for taking the time to let us know. I'm sure you have other more pressing concerns. Thank you
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #56 on: March 11, 2019, 05:17:28 PM »
Lots of his pics popped up recently again over here: https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=77357.msg1699395.msg#1699395

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #57 on: March 11, 2019, 05:21:52 PM »
deepest condolences and heartfelt pain,
may he rest in peace and thank you for letting us know.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #58 on: March 11, 2019, 05:28:04 PM »
We will miss you Karl. Rest in peace.
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2019, 06:04:26 PM »
RIP ColoSwiss
Thank you for everything!

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2019, 06:10:32 PM »
My sincerest condolences to the family and all his online and real world friends.

I can't put into words how very sad and in shock I am by the news of his passing. I never met him in person and we were many thousands of miles and an ocean apart but I felt close to him and considered him a real friend.

His knowledge, friendliness to newcomers to the SAK world, willingness to share what he has learned over the years, educate, post pictures and help where ever he could was really an inspiration to me and to many off us here. We spent many hours filling the SAKwiki with information to make it easier for the future generations of collectors and for an occasional SAK user to identify their old and faithful pocket companion.

Many don't know this, but a lot of the SAKwiki.com Wenger pages and Collection pages were actually written by Karl, and he'd then send me pics and the text per email for me to turn into code and create the pages and fill the index with new models. SAKwiki surely wouldn't be as big or as informative and full of representative pictures as it is now if it wasn't for Karl.

I sincerely feel a great loss and sadness for my friend I never met. :(

May you rest in peace, Karl. :salute:
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2019, 06:18:21 PM »
Rest in peace ColoSwiss  :salute:
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2019, 06:44:55 PM »
My deepest condolences to his family.

 :'(

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2019, 07:19:12 PM »
Godspeed my friend! :(

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2019, 07:57:22 PM »
Wow! I remember Karl from way back in the SOSAK days.

God speed Karl and my sincerest condolences to the family.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2019, 07:57:33 PM »
Godspeed my friend! :(


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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2019, 08:03:37 PM »
My condolences  :salute:

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2019, 08:16:29 PM »
The SAK community lost a great member. Rest in peace Karl. May the family find comfort as well.
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2019, 08:27:38 PM »
R.I.P. Karl, you will be missed :salute:

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #69 on: March 11, 2019, 08:40:38 PM »
Condoleances.
Karl was a great guy and a great friend.
I remember how he passed on that SOG TiNi CrossCut that he had won for me as he knew how much I wanted it.
It's still one of my prized possesions.

Rest in peace, Coloswiss. hopefully you are at ease now. my mother and my grandfather both died of cancer and it was a nightmare.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #70 on: March 11, 2019, 08:45:45 PM »
My condolences to the family, both irl and on the web

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2019, 01:28:52 AM »
RIP Coloswiss, my condolences to his family.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2019, 02:08:17 AM »
Can't find the right words ...  :'(

We all know it's inevitable, but still it hits you right in the face when it happens to someone dear to you ...

My condolences to his family and loved ones.

How I'm going to miss those beautiful pictures, or whenever somebody was asking questions about some rare and elusive SAK, and Karl would drop in and post a pic (and not just a pic, but always a stunning piece of art) of that same elusive SAK being in his collection ...

I'm going to miss you mate, R.I.P.
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2019, 03:09:24 AM »
My condolences, sending good energy your family's way.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2019, 01:00:02 PM »
The name Karl Soppeland didn't ring a bell, but now I realize his name on the forum was ColoSwiss.
What a great loss for our SAK community and most of all of course to his family. He always had a positive contribution to MTO and its members.
Strange how the loss of someone you don't know, still can be a very sad event.
Hopefully his legacy will remain available on the forum.

 

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