Larry Bailey, vice-president and one of the founders of the Custom Knife Collectors Association (CKCA), passed away March 2.
According to an e-mail circulated to CKCA members by CKCA president Kevin Jones, “This is a sad day for the CKCA and the custom knife community in general. Larry loved custom knives and I can’t think of a collector who has spent so much effort for so many years moving our community forward.
“Larry was an ambassador for custom knives, always preferring to work behind the scenes, shying away from getting credit. My heart and condolences go out to the family and Larry’s many, many friends. I/we are going to miss this fine man so much.”
There is no word on funeral arrangements at this time.
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