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RIP Grant Sarver

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grants influence will always be felt around every forge, anvil and hammer.rip

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OMG!!!!!!!!! I haven't been on the net for awhile due to work. I just found out tonight........OMG!!!!!! This is so sad. This is a terrible loss!!!! I will pray for him and his family. Rest in peace Grant.

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Grant rest in piece to family real sorry to hear

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Like all the rest, I sat in utter disbelief after reading this horrible news. I fell in love with Grant's tongs years ago, and have an induction forge that he provided and most graciously fixed when it started not working. So many questions he answered... and for me, just the thought that if I ever had a really tough question, he was there waiting in the wings... so sad... I shall definitely add my voice to virtual chorus of celebration for his life today.

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Grants service was nice.. The Kaynes from Blacksmith Depot where in attendance as well as a good chunk of the NWBA... We are going to get together with Grants wife soon and discuss what will become of his shop... We will miss you my friend.
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Thank you for letting us know. I would have liked to have been there but I am in southern calif.
sad smith out.
befuddled grocery clerks made me smile:)

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I'm glad that it was a nice, well-attended service. Grant deserved that.

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I also liked the befuddled grocery clerks comment. Good to hear his wife will have help from his friends in the blacksmith community.

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I was disappionted I could not attend Grants service due to work. I am glad to hear it was well attended. I got a call from a good blacksmith friend and we talked for a long time about Grants impact here in the North West. and blacksmithing in general. As a relatively new blacksmith he was one of the handful of Smith's that mentored me. When I attended my first conference Grant was the first one to greet me and he gave me advice saying that I should have my gear ready to go and tell everyone that I was a new Smith and willing to learn. I was able to do a lot at that conference because of his advice. I will miss having him at the conferences as I'm sure everyone will.

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I traveled for three days to meet the man at his behest! No regrets there! Worth every penny! When I got to Mt.Hood, Grants truck had hit a snag so we spent a lot of time together (relativley speaking of course) he oft. side tracked me with interesting titbits and sights to see! A generous and good soul! R.I.P. Our Friend and mentor. May God grant you and yours Peace!

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Grant was the real thing. A big loss to us all.

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Although I didn't know Grant personally, I learned a lot by reading his posts. He knew a lot about blacksmithing and moving metal. He will be greatly missed. I do have some of the tongs that he made and will remember him every time I use them.

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its a shame to lose him our thought to family an friends

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Although I am new to this forum and many people have already said so much I would like to send my condolences to his friends and family as well as all the people whose lives he touched. When I was down in southern California at a demo for the CBA I was introduced to his tongs and when I came home I found out about the induction forges he sold... His reach was truly amazing and a true measure of the man... I just want to say thanks

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The loss of Grant is still reverberating through this forum. The only contact I ever had with him was on the last day of his life. I had just discovered the Northwest Blacksmith's Website, and had sent a request for membership, which he immediately accommodated. I had always read his posts in this forum, and found his knowledge, generousity with information, and professionalism to be remarkable in here. I have only one wish. When the owners of this website removed the member's list at the top of the webpage, they made it very hard to retrieve a lot of Grant's scholarly posts. I think the owners should start a new column in here, called "According to Grant", posting a lot of the informational posts that Grant graced us with.

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Click on grants name, which will take you to his profile, Then click on find content button, right side of the page. His posts are listed there

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Sad for all those he left behind. Fare well on your new journey Grant.

Ya gotta wonder what he's gonna do this time round?


He only did it it so he wouldn't have to make me a set of tongs.....

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I first met Grant in the Summer of 1976. My first shop was near the Gas Works park in Seattle. He wandered in one afternoon and introduced himself. I liked him right off the bat. He was one of the most infectiously upbeat people I've ever known. We worked together off and on for about 6 years. For awhile we shared a shop in Interbay. One of the things I really enjoyed was his energy and how he'd work several steps ahead of himself and sometimes have to back out and get creative about saving the job. So many times I'd think that the only solution was to start over. But not Grant. He always came up with fixes. It got so I'd wait for him to get stuck just to see what he'd come up with next. We lost track of each other but I found OCP and called him a couple of years ago. I'm really glad we got a chance to reconnect if only briefly. Of course my heart goes out to his family and many friends. 64 is way too young.

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