Wayne Goddard, Renowned Knifemaker and Writer, Passes Away

Wayne Goddard, Renowned Knifemaker and Writer, Passes Away
Wayne Goddard
Wayne Goddard obituary
Wayne Goddard
Goddard’s classic guide for new knifemakers is still popular and remains in print.

Wayne Goddard, BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame® member, ABS master smith and long-time BLADE® Magazine field editor, has passed away.

Goddard was widely respected and loved throughout the knife industry for his undying mentorship to bladesmiths and knifemakers everywhere. He was a prolific writer, and his Question & Answer column in BLADE Magazine was regularly one of the magazine’s most popular features in reader surveys, with Wayne also being picked as the most popular BLADE writer in those same reader surveys. On at least one occasion he was referred to as “The BLADE Answer Man.” He also wrote a column on knife steels for BLADE.

Wayne Goddard's "The Wonder of Knifemaking" is a knifemaking library essential.

His books $50 Knife Shop and The Wonder of Knifemaking remain popular.

A long-time member of the Knifemakers’ Guild, he designed knives for Spyderco and taught bladesmithing at locations throughout the USA. His sharpening seminars at both the BLADE Show and BLADE Show West were among the best attended of each show’s seminars for many years.

There will be more here on his passing and in BLADE Magazine as details emerge. May he rest in peace.

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