Thanks for putting all of that right here for us to see!
His work was absolutely incredible!
I found myself going, "That's my favourite...no, this one is my favourite. Wait, this one is amazing"!
The handle that made me a Misono fan is in here too!
I feel like I was looking through an album of everybody's pride and joy...pretty awesome stuff!
Wow, I had never looked through that gallery before. That is some seriously beautiful work. Looks like he was quite a talented guy -- an artist, a craftsman and a great photographer. I'm sorry I found that other board after he was already gone.
Raised in Detroit, right across the street from HockeyTown USA. Was friendly with the Howe boys who used to hang out while their Dad was on the ice.
Multiple tours in Vietnam. Although I know he fought I don't know if he was a Soldier, Marine, or Seal.
Settled in HI after the war. Went to barbering school.
Ran his own construction business, I believed he specialized with interior work (koa).
Made koa boxes/chests, desk items, etc for sale.
Good friends with a major Hollywood actor, I forget his name though.
Married with (I believe) 3 children. 2 girls and 1 boy. The son (nicknamed "Poi") was killed by a car at a young age (13?). The "Poi" in "Fish n Poi" is from his son's nickname, when they were seen together people would say, "Here comes Fish n Poi".
Knifenut turned handlemakingnut. I believed he did the bulk of his knife work in 2006/2007.
Well I've owned 8 Fish handled knives and still have 6. 4 are cleavers the rest knives. Now one cleaver I sold as I bought it off the original owner and the other is the last handle made by Fish that David Smith (Boardsmith) now has which is a Watanabe Nakiri with a saya shown here near the end.