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RIP Blackie Collins 3919

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,366 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
RIP Blackie Collins
« on: July 21, 2011, 03:40:43 AM »
Anyone even remotely familiar with the knife industry knows the name Blackie Collins.  The man has been a legend in the industry, and he should certainly be known to multitool collectors for his contributions here as well.  For example, the Paradox.



I was lucky enough to meet Blackie a few years ago in Orlando, and out of all the people I've met over the years at various SHOT Shows and other events, Blackie Collins was one of the best.  Not only was he a great, he was a great guy too, and we had a few laughs.  I even have a pretty cool knife that he autographed for me, which has become that much more special to me after today's grim news.

http://www.jdaverhea.com/knife-pioneer-blackie-collins-dies-in-motorcycle-accident/

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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 03:55:55 AM »
Dang. :(
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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 05:48:51 AM »
Sad news def, thanks for sharing, he sure an influential man. He contributed to several manufacturers.
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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 05:51:28 AM »
He was a legend in his own time,he will be missed,God Bless him and his family. :salute:
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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 06:01:54 AM »
Sad to read this :(  I always liked the Paradox ! A minute of silence  :salute: 

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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 07:04:20 AM »
I wonder what Blackie's most popular designs were  :think: :think:
Paratool is my favorite  8) 8).

Terribly sad news.


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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 12:29:09 PM »
Just read this elsewhere... real shame and a great loss to the knife community :(

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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 12:41:10 PM »
Very sad.  There is some solace knowing he was out enjoying himself (on his Triumph motorcycle) with his wife when he died.

A new article I read stated he veered off the road.  Might have just been his time.  :(

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The 71-year-old was traveling west on U.S. 178 when his Triumph went off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail, according to the Highway Patrol. He was wearing a helmet.


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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 01:59:39 PM »
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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 06:02:01 PM »
RIP BC.  :-\


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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2011, 06:43:39 PM »
very sad news indeed. :(

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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2011, 08:19:44 PM »
The upshot of this, if there could be one, is that usually when you hear of a 71 year old man passing on, it's usually heart failure, stroke, kidney disease or something similar.  It's good to see that he died doing what he loved, and that it was quick, not a long, drawn out illness.

I don't know what his health was like leading up to this, but I will say that the man was as healthy and strong as I was when I met him, despite him giving up 40 years to me.  When it's my time, I hope I'm as healthy leading up to it, and that I go as quickly as he did. 

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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2011, 09:00:46 PM »
Sad news indeed.  :-\
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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2011, 11:11:23 PM »
I wonder what Blackie's most popular designs were  :think: :think:
Paratool is my favorite  8) 8).

Terribly sad news.
The Paratool was his?

Sad day



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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2011, 11:38:46 PM »

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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2011, 11:43:44 PM »



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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2011, 03:07:26 AM »

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2011, 03:43:19 AM »
The sharp & shiny community has lost a true icon with the passing of Blackie Collins. :salute: He will be missed. :(


Blackie produced a staggering number of new knife designs in the past several decades. I cannot begin to claim familiarity with all of them, but here is a brief homage to the more multi-functional ones in his portfolio:


Meyerco Paradox, with folding pliers and AUS-8 knife blade, Seki Japan




Hoppe's Shooter's Knife, with liner lock blade and five side-folding drivers




Case Fixxit and Case Shooter's Tool, with sliding blade and four sliding drivers




SOG ParaTool, which can claim a Blackie Collins lineage, along with it's original Blackie Collins-designed belt holster

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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2011, 03:52:37 AM »
Here is my Blackie Collins knife the Tri-fold




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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2020, 03:08:52 PM »
This post is not mine originally, but J-sews' post.
Due to some issues around photobucket.com, you can hardly see many important photos posted by J-sews.
So I will back up his photos and restore some of his posts.



Original posted by J-sews;

Re: RIP Blackie Collins




 :salute:





Original posted by J-sews;
Re: RIP Blackie Collins


The sharp & shiny community has lost a true icon with the passing of Blackie Collins. :salute: He will be missed. :(


Blackie produced a staggering number of new knife designs in the past several decades. I cannot begin to claim familiarity with all of them, but here is a brief homage to the more multi-functional ones in his portfolio:


Meyerco Paradox, with folding pliers and AUS-8 knife blade, Seki Japan




Hoppe's Shooter's Knife, with liner lock blade and five side-folding drivers




Case Fixxit and Case Shooter's Tool, with sliding blade and four sliding drivers




SOG ParaTool, which can claim a Blackie Collins lineage, along with it's original Blackie Collins-designed belt holster
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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2020, 11:29:51 PM »
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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2020, 05:32:51 AM »
Did not know that was his patent.

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Re: RIP Blackie Collins
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2020, 09:56:33 PM »
Wow, he was such a name in the industry. Sad day indeed. I think he was one of the titans of the multitool realm. On par with Tim Leatherman and Karl Elsener.

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