John Cody Crawford
October 6, 1994 - October 14, 2012
(pictured with his girlfriend Caitlyn "KK" Bailey)


Hello Mr. Crawford, it is Monday September 4th 2017 , Labor Day - I came across a knife that says Crawford Design Point Guard on the blade, in my teenage sons dresser drawer , he's gone away for awhile and won't be needing it. I researched it on the internet and when I came across your website just to get a little information about the knife which has CRKT on one side of the blade, I read about your son John Cody. I looked at the pictures and read a lot Of the words from his friends and colleagues - I'm 54 and have 3 kids , one of them is my boy Jesse. I looked for a link on the website for leaving a message and I couldn't find one, even after clicking the link to Codys page - I am on my phone instead of my computer and it's easy to miss things on my phone but either way I tapped the link to this email address - and the reason that I am writing this is because I couldn't feel better until somehow letting you know that the tribute to your son really touched my heart. He looked like such a good kid in both earlier years as well as teen years.

If this isn't something you'd prefer to be sent to your email then I apologize but I need you to know how very very sorry I am that your son passed away. Almost angers me that God couldn't just heal him, but I have friends and relatives passing away now and then and I wonder why then too - so please accept my most sincere condolences for the loss of your son Cody, you can hopefully take a slight bit of comfort in knowing that your son touched the heart of an everyday average Joe from California and his face will remain in my mind for a long time to come.

with the very most love and sincerity possible,

Jess W.


Feb. 20, 2015

Dear Pat and Wes-

I haven’t had a chance to chat over the past couple of shows, so I was unaware of the loss of your son/grandson.  I remember you showing me photos of him from a hunting trip, proudly displaying a trophy buck. 

Please accept my condolences, even though they are late.

With sympathy,



Christopher -

Dear Crawford family, as a 100% Disabled American Veteran, my Crawford Survival Staff (tm) enables me to hike the local fields and forests each and every day with safety and surety. Now I know how and why. Your beloved Cody has been watching me and guiding me each day as my gentle, silent but ever vigilant protector.

The wondrous motto of Scotland's Clan Crawford is "Tutem te robore reddam." "I will make thee safe by my strength."

Cody's strength continues to make safe his amazing family, his friends, his neighbors and complete strangers in need of compassionate assistance.

Henceforth, during my daily hikes taken to stabilize my life long injuries, I will now have the joy of talking to your one and only Cody about wild animals encountered, compass headings taken, hills climbed and creeks crossed. Cody will be my constant hiking companion. What a blessing!

Please accept my deepest condolences that Cody was called Home by the Good Lord at a time that makes no sense. May the Good Lord and His Son provide comfort and consolation as you mourn the loss of a beyond fantastic young man who will live and shine brightly forever in my mind.

Respectfully, Christopher F.

Saturday, February 01, 2014



Dear Pat,  

While we have never met, I have talked with you many times as I looked for your help in adding the special touches I looked to add to your knives.  Each time I received one they ALWAYS EXCEEDED my expectations!  Thank you 

Today I read that you lost your Grandson and words can not express my sincere sadness for you, your wife, Wes and Cody's Mom.  But at the same time, you had the rare opportunity to see how much he was thought of and loved.  As sad as you all are, you should
be so proud of how he was raised and the fact that everyone who knew him will live a better life because of Cody.

Raymond F.
Captain, U.S. Army (Retired)
RANGER's Lead The Way
All The Way and Then Some

Al Zaino / Renagade Knives
Cranston, RI

Very Sorry for your loss, my condolences to the whole family. I had the opportunity to meet him @ The Blade Show in 2011
Saturday, June 29, 2013

Stefan Kratzke


Dear Janie & Wes, dear Pat,
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Cody. It really broke my heart to see that he passed away all too soon when I visited your website just now. The pride and joy he was for you and your family has always been so palpable to me from the photos of him that you shared on your website through the years, that I came to like him even without ever having had the chance to meet him or you in person.
The photo of you, Wes, and him together at the machine when he made his first steel knife will always be special to me as one of the magic moments between father and son that we all live for.
My best wishes for you, your whole family, his girlfriend and all the many caring friends he was happy to have.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Jon Speights
I am so sorry to hear this. I only found out when I checked your website. I had met your family at Blade Show this past Summer after admiring your knives for years. I was very impressed with all of you and spent quite a while talking to you. My prayers are with you as you continue to go on.
Thursday, January 24, 2013


Autumn Edwards

Marion, AR
Cody was a great kid and he will be missed so much. He was dating KK my best friend and he treated her like a princess. She couldn't have found a better man if she tried. He was an amazing friend. He knew how to make people smile and laugh. He will never be forgotten. I can not wait to get to Heaven and see him again. If there are trucks in Heaven he has got the biggest and badest one there. My prayers and best wishes are with his family and everyone who knew him.
Thursday, January 24, 2013


Denver D. Robinson


Just broke my heart to learn of this tragedy. I saw Cody a few times over the years, but never got to know him...that is my loss.
Monday, January 21, 2013


Tammy LaBarbera

Staten Island, NY
Dear Crawford Family;

A correction with my apologies, it was Wes and Janie that I met at the Knife show in NYC several years ago.


Saturday, January 19, 2013


Tammy LaBarbera

Staten Island, NY
Dear Crawford Family;

I'm deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved Cody. I met Wes and Pat several years ago in NYC at the Times Plaza Hotel Knife show (remember the Gold coin?). We talked as if we knew one another for years and I saw the pride and joy beaming from your eyes when you mentioned Cody. My prayers are with all of you during this painful and difficult time, I will be here if you need anything.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Jim Terry

Cameron, TX
Wes & Pat,

I am a collector and own several of your knives. I read in the March 2013 issue of Blade Magazine the list of individuals who passed in 2012. While I did not know your son / grandson, I am certain that he was a first class young man, simply because of your family's impeccable reputation for excellence.

Kindest regards,


Monday, January 14, 2013


Gary Thompson

Franklin, TN
Wes and Pat, I am shocked and saddened to learn of Cody's passing. I was browsing your website when I saw the memorial. Please know our prayers are with you and your family.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013


Brian Kellehe

Staten Island
Wes My deepest condolences to you and your family
Friday, December 28, 2012


Tom Ruby

Dunwoody, GA

Dear Pat and Wes, I just found out about Cody's passing in the Blade and am heartbroken at your loss. Susan and I spent this evening remembering all the times spent at your house and the first time meeting Cody...such a wonderful young man forever in our prayers.
Tom & Susan Ruby

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Anders Wallin


Dear Wes and Pat, I am so sad to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult moment.
Sunday, December 23, 2012


Spiros Economou


I share your sadness for the loss of Cody. I had seen his pictures in your website in the past and the boy looked so full of vitality. Please accept my warmest feelings of sympathy!
Your friend

Thursday, December 13, 2012


David Lovington


I have been following Pats work for years now. I was so sorry to hear of y'all loss. Being a new father I can't not imagine how difficult this must be for your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless, David Lovington
Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Harry Schoen

Baltimore, MD
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Monday, December 03, 2012



Charleston, SC
I am very sorry for your loss. He will be put on our prayer
list at church and we will continue to pray for the family and friends. God Bless He is with you

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Paul Demme

Baltimore, MD
I am absolutely shocked and saddened to hear of Cody's passing. I now know what an honor it was to be able to watch Cody grow up as he attended the Blade show with Pat and Wes. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, as we keep Cody in our thoughts forever. Pat, Wes, Janie, Christy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Friday, November 23, 2012


CPT Scott Mertz

FOB Salerno

To All,
I have never met you or your beloved Son, Cousin, Grandson or Friend; John Cody Crawford. I have read the portion of his life you all have revealed and just wanted to Thank You all. His life sounded amazing and it is a godsend that you all were a part of it in one form or function. There are times in life that allow you to focus on the reason's we strive and move forward; for this I will be sharing a small glimpse of Cody's life with my men. In my thoughts and prayers, Scott

Friday, November 23, 2012


Eric Lepetit

garden city, NY
Cody seemed like a wonderful and kind young man. I am truly sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Eric Lepetit

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Stefan Zane Smith

west Memphis, AR
I didn't get to spend a lot of time with my little brother but I will always remember the time we spent together...I love him and miss him so bad life will never be the same without you Cody....
Sunday, November 18, 2012


Wayne Dengler

Danbury, CT
I am so very sorry to hear of Cody's passing. Such a very nice young man.
Please let there be comfort in the thought that a Loving God knows best.
Hard to take at this time but the Good Lord chose to give us that wonderful man even for this very short time.
Wayne Dengler

Sunday, November 18, 2012
Dalton Graham

West Memphis

Cody was an amazing best friend. But not only was he a best friend but I also considered him to be family. I looked up to him, he had awesome hunting and fishing skills that would make me look inexperienced.  Janie and Wes raised Cody to be respectful, polite, and just a good ole country boy. He will always have a piece of me that can never be fulfilled. Cody will most definitely be missed. P
Thursday, November 01, 2012


Lavan Qualls

Hardy, AR
I Met Cody as a very young boy and watched him grow into a very fine handsome very well behaved and kind and polite. Wes and Janie my Heart just goes out to reach you I have felt the loss of a teenage son also and I know the hurt that is words to express my sympathy for you and the rest of your family.......Cody will be missed in Hardy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012



Horseshoe Bend
Cody was the best cousin in the world and will never be forgotten. I wont forget all our childhood memories while we grew up and the past summer experience we had together. This summer we became super close. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. I love you Aunt Janie and Uncle Wes! And tell Christy she can call me anytime and y'all can too.
Friday, October 26, 2012


Keith Currie

United States

Wes, Pat and all of the Crawford family:

I just learned today of the very sad news of Cody's death. Although I only met Cody a few times at Blade, it didn't take much time to realize that Cody was a very special young man. So well mannered, mature and with a wonderful personality and always wearing a contagious smile on his face. After meeting Cody, I quickly understood why Pat was always talking about him and so proud of him. I loved hearing Pat tell of his outdoor adventures with Cody. I always wanted to buy one of Cody's knives, but he always sold out so quickly I was never able to get one.
Please know that you all have been and are in the thoughts and prayers of so many people all around the world. My most sincere condolences on your loss.


Friday, October 26, 2012


Williams family

Cordova, TN
Deeply saddened by the death of Cody. He will be missed and not forgotten. Please have faith in the Bibles promise of a resurrection.
John 5:28,28

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Wes & Janie Crawford

West Memphis, AR
Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments about Cody we just read. He was the best child any parents could have (although we realize there are so many wonderful kids just like him and a lot of them have been here for us). Cody always had a smile on his face from the time he was born. He was very, very loving and protective of his sister. He insisted on taking her to school every morning and waved and revved the engine twice to say bye. We learned from Chandler Astin that Cody was worried Christy wouldn't have college money when the time came since Grandpa wanted to pay his so he told Chandler he wanted to open his own account and start saving for her college. This is why we asked that any memorials be sent to her account for college. We had no idea he wanted this and will add to the fund over the years for her in his honor. The memorial service at Chapel at WMCHS with the slideshow was so beautiful as well as stories told by Chandler Astin, J.T. Henson and J.W. Seale. West Memphis Christian High School, everyone at St. Michaels Catholic School, friends from Marion, West Memphis, knife makers & our knife customers from around the world, Caitlyn Bailey and her family, Patrick Harlow (Janie's brother), especially the WMCS Class of 2013, have helped us to stay alive during this horribly sad time. Patrick has been here since the beginning and has watched over us 24/7. Brother Chris Arnold of First Baptist Church of Marion, WMCHS and Kent Hale and Jamie Gore of Roller Citizens handled everything so beautifully the way we know Cody would have wanted it. The candlelight vigil and all the roses/caps left by all the kids touched our hearts deeply. We appreciate everything and pray you all will keep Cody in your hearts forever. We will never forget your love. Love, Wes, Janie & Christy
Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Sharon Ahern

Jefferson, GA
Wes, Pat and the entire family,
We are so saddened to learn of Cody's passing. It is never easy when a loved one passes away but children are especially hard to let go of. Try to remember all the good times and know that Cody is in a special, loving place now.
Sharon, Jason and Samantha

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Ed & Sue B. Albritton

Osceola, AR
I am sure he will be missed by many people: but, remember the 'good times" you enjoyed with him. We pray God will show you the good he can still do.
Friday, October 19, 2012


Larry Abramson

Cordova, TN
Wes, Pat, and Family,
I was shocked to hear of Cody's passing...I too remember him at your table at shows as a little boy and watching his progress year after year. He will be missed, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Allen & Valerie Elishewitz

New Braunfels, TX
We are so saddened by Cody's passing. We remember him as a little boy making and selling little knives at shows just like his dad and granddad. We will miss seeing him and his smile.
We are sending all of you our love and prayers.
Allen & Valerie

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Steven R. Johnson

Manti, UT
United States

Dear Wes, Pat, Linda, Janie and Christy;
This is such sad news. We cannot feel what you are feeling but we send our love and prayers for your comfort and peace at this time. Sincerely, Steve & Dorothy

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Lisa Crump West and Family

Newark, AR
Wes, Janie, Christy and Family,

I am just heartbroken over your loss. Cody was such a great kid and I know he had grown into a wonderful young man. I have so many memories of him with E.H. We all loved him and will miss him. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with all of you during this time and will continue. Love Lisa, Leigh , Lyndsey, E.H. and Family

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Richard Hood

Dilley, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with you all-you bear a pain I cannot understand.
May the peace of the Lord be with you and give you comfort.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Kassie Fraser

San Diego, CA
I was very saddened to hear of Cody’s passing. Cody was a wonderful young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Thursday, October 18, 2012


Jenniifer Harrison

Memphis, TN
Crawford family: I am profoundly sorry for your loss. I pray that peace and sweet memories replace the heavy sorrow that rests in your hearts and minds. May you be surrounded by family and friends during your time of hurt and healing.
With deepest sympathy,
Jennifer Harrison

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Susan and Bob Terzuola

Albuquerque, NM
Wes, Pat and Family. We are heart broken that your Cody has gone too soon. A young man with great poise and character. Cody loved telling Bob about "frog gigging" and his adventures with Grandpa and Dad.
Words can not express the grief and sadness we feel for your family. All our love to you. Susan and Bob

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Lori Anderson

Marion, AR
I had the privilege of knowing Cody through work. Such a fine young man and hard worker. Miss Lori will surely miss him. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. God Bless!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Jennifer Henderson

Sherwood, OR
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember Cody barely reaching over the counter at the blade show. So full of energy and kindness to all. I feel very lucky enough to have received one of his knives and will always cherish.

God Bless you all,

Jennifer Henderson

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Matthew & Mary Jo Lerch

To the Crawford Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Keep his smile in your heart and he will always be near.
God Bless,
Matthew & Mary Jo Lerch

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Gerald &Jean Barnes

West Memphis, AR
With Deepest Sympathy
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Jeanette O'Connor

Marion, AR
I was so sorry to hear about Cody. He was such a sweet young man . He was such a joy to be with at Saint Michael's always had a smile on his face. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers now and in the future.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Larry & Terry Elliott

Seward, AK
Our deepest sympathy, thought and prayers go out to the Crawford Family and all those that knew and loved Cody. We only knew Cody as a young boy going frogging with his Dad at our house at Horseshoe Lake.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012


David and Lisa Leech

Branson, MO
We are so sorry for your loss. I hope your family is able to find peace and comfort through the great memories with your son. You all are in our heart and prayers.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Tony Carico

Calabash, NC
My sincere condolences go out to the entire Crawford family. Cody was a wonderful young man. I had the please of meeting him for the fist time at Blade in 2010 and really enjoyed our conversations.
Tony a.k.a. bugman0914/forums

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Pat Haudbine

Tualatin, OR
My deepest sympathy for Wes, Janie, Christy, Pat & Linda for the loss of Cody. I am honored to have had the opportunity of knowing such a wonderful and very special young man. He will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Pat H.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Patrick Gottsch

Tualatin, OR
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Cody was such a great young man. I truly enjoyed the times we had a chance to hang out at the Blade show and watch him grow into a fine young man. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a great outlook on life. Regards, Patrick

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Mary Day

Blytheville, AR
Aloma I am so sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for you I can only imagine your pain.

With deepest sympathy

Mary Day
Hardy Sales

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Betty James

West Memphis, AR
I was so very saddened to hear of Cody's passing. My memories of Cody are those of a happy toddler who grew into a handsome young man. He was such a delight to keep during his early years always wearing the biggest of smiles. May your memories bring a smile to your heart and remain with you forever.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012



JANIE, THIS IS Felicia (GRISHAM) Fisher's mom--she was married to Kevin Smith for a short time. Just want you to know that I was saddened to hear of your and Wes's Loss of your son last Sunday...I do not personally know the pain; however I do remember what my mom went thru when my brother younger than I passed away...Even thou I never met Cody, I am sure he was a very disciplined young man, as most that attend West Memphis Christian are. Just turn your grief over to the Lord, and with time, and prayers, the hurt will fade ; however his loving memory will be with you always...I pray for peace for you and the whole family, and his girlfriend in this time of sorrow. Blessings to the family....
Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Jacob Patterson

Cody was an amazing friend to have. I became friends with Cody this summer while working together at Colton's in Marion. Cody would bring joy to my eyes when I walked into work because he always had a smile on his face and a joke or funny story to go along with it. Cody was also a very good friend to have because he was always there to help with whatever needed help. God gained a very good angel!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Dennis, Tommie and Mike Anderson

West Memphis
We are so sorry and Cody will be missed very much. Your family are in our prayers. If
Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Judy O. DeLoach

Marion, AR
Janie, Wes Christy and Aloma:

Cody is a "stand up" guy. He is such a man of integrity. One night I tried to buy him a steak dinner after he helped me muck horse stalls. He politely declined and stated it was taco night and he preferred to eat at home and that his Mom would be expecting him. He truly loved and honored ya'll. It was a joy to be around him. It was also a joy to see him and KK in love. I pray your heart is comforted. Call me anytime.
Judy O. DeLoach

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Brittanie Hill

Marion, AR
Cody was a Great guy, I didn't get to know him long but the amount of time I did he always had that wonderful bright smile of his. Ill cherish those moments I had with him. He truly impacted everyone's life. He was a great person and had a heart of gold. Ill never forget him and his "ride the curb" method. Prayers go out to his Family.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Mike & Donna

. "Love NEVER Ends" hang on

We love you and are with you

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Judy O. DeLoach

Marion, AR
Janie, Wes Christy and Aloma:

Cody is a "stand up" guy. He is such a man of integrity. One night I tried to buy him a steak dinner after he helped me muck horse stalls. He politely declined and stated it was taco night and he preferred to eat at home and that his Mom would be expecting him. He truly loved and honored ya'll. It was a joy to be around him. It was also a joy to see him and KK in love. I pray your heart is comforted. Call me anytime.
Judy O. DeLoach

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Kay Bonds

Hughes, AR
I am so very very sorry. My heart aches for your loss. My prayers are to give you all comfort and peace during this difficult time. What a precious gift from Heaven Cody will always be.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Brian Tighe


Our condolences to Pat, Linda, Wes, Janie and Christy, what truly sad news, such a loss at such a young age.

Brian & Kathy Tighe

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Cyndi & Jeff James

Marion, AR
Janie & Wes,

We continue to have your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God ease the pain you are feeling. I found the below poem, and thought of you.

No one can know just what you've lost;
No one can understand the cost;
But when you feel your energy drain,
Please count on us to help ease your pain.

Let us help you cope with grief;
We hope with time you'll feel relief.
We can't replace the one who's gone,
But let our concern help you carry on.

We love you both!
Cyndi & Jeff James

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Mrs. Betty B. Stafford

West Memphis, AR
To Cody's Parents: All our family loved Cody. He was so precious. So kind, mannerly and courteous and always willing to help in everyway. My heart just breaks for you and your family. God knows your sorrow and please call on Him during your grief. In my heart I believe Cody loved Jesus. If Bill and I can help in any way, we will be happy to do so. God Bless.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Cindy Patton

Aloma and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandson. My husband and I will continue to pray for you and your family during this loss.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Jamie Gore

West Memphis, AR
Wes, Janie, Christy and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. We could not believe it when we heard the news. If there is anything Jeremy and I can do for you, please never hesitate to ask. I remember when he and Kyle helped me when I was coaching soccer. May God be with you and your family during this time.


Jeremy, Jamie, Kyle and Family

Tuesday, October 16, 2012



Dear Crawford Family,

 I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Cody when I went to your website.  Over the years I've regularly visited the website "knives on hand" area and followed the "family/fun" section occasionally.

 My thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely trying time. 


Richard Schwartz
Berkeley, CA. 

Dear Pat,

My heartfelt condolences to you and the Crawford family.

Through your site I got to know Cody from when he was a young boy and made his first knife, to his becoming a young man and exhibiting his knives. He will be missed.

Richard Estes

Dear Janie, Wes, Pat and the extended Crawford family,

I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Cody, and have prayed that you be comforted by the Spirit and love of God in Christ Jesus.

My sincere condolences to you all,

Craig McClure
Springfield, VA

I'm so sorry to hear of Cody's passing on. There are no words to express that level of loss and pain. I'm praying for you all. God bless you.

Walter Lewis
Toms River, NJ

Hi Pat,
I've just read about the loss of Cody.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Mike Loveridge
Great Britain

Hello Pat,

I just heard from Valerie Elishewitz about your grandson Cody. I am so sorry for you and Wes and family. 
So young, so bright.  I remember you talking about your activities together. Bob will call you tomorrow, as it's late.

Big hugs,

My brother and I just heard about Cody and we are deeply saddened by your families loss.  Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. 

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help your family. 


Travis Richards
YouTube: 2Brothers'Adventures
Facebook: 2Brothers'Adventures

Dear Pat and family

We are so sorry for your loss, He looks like such a good boy. You must have been very proud grandparent, parents.

We are praying for you.

Tom and family

Oh My God Pat, 

I just looked at your web page.. I am so sorry for your loss - I have seen pictures of Cody on your web site - he seemed like a great kid and am sure he knew he was loved very much. May God give you and your family comfort & peace of mind.

Best regards

Santa Cruz, CA

Dear Pat,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God is with him now and his warm embrace and my prayers go out to you and your family for your great  loss.  You will all meet again. 


i have just two minutes ago learned of the sorrow....

Pat, Linda, Wes, Janie and all the others who have such a heavy burden now--i am so very sorry for your loss..

it is real important to pull those you care for closely and each of you support all the a family, together you all can get through this.......true, there will probably be times it seems just too much to bear.....but, together you can..

please let me know what and how i can help..

sending all kinds of love and support from afar.


Dear Janie,

I saw Cody in a couple of your videos.  I thought to myself, "what a very nice young man."  In one video he was making a presentation with his grandfather.  I immediately thought, "this is a very nice family business."

I am a father and a grandfather.  I love my sons and grandchildren deeply, very deeply.  I am so sorry to hear about Cody.  So very, very sorry.

We don't know each other, but I would have gladly traded places with Cody so you could have him back, so he could have his life back. 

I've had multiple open heart operations over the years with an aortic valve replaced at the end of last year and a aortic femoral by-pass this past August.  My problems were due to exposure to Agent Orange decades ago.  But, I've lived a good life and someone like me should have been taken, not a young man like Cody.

Take your time with the staff.  I'm in no hurry at all.  I feel so saddened by your loss.  There are limits to what I can do, but if there is anything I can do for your family that I am capable of doing, I will do it.  Again, I am so sorry. 

Robert Priest 
Louisville, KY  

Hi Pat and Wes,

Just a note to let you know I was sad to hear about Cody.

Fred Eisen
New Hope, PA

Pat, I've been traveling lately and completely missed the devastating news about Cody. This has to be a terrible blow to all of you and while there is nothing anyone can say that lessens that pain, maybe it's some slight consolation that all your friends have to have you all in our prayers and thoughts. It was obvious from the web site and our conversations that yours was a close and loving family.

Sincerely and Sorrowfully,

Don Russell
Columbia, SC

Dear Pat and Wes,

I was looking on your website last night to see what new knives you might be bringing to the show and I was shocked and saddened to hear about Cody's untimely passing. My condolences to you and the family, I can't imagine what you guys have been going through. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. I hope to see you guys again at the East Coast Custom Knife Show in March.


Jeff Yang
New York City

Pat & Wes, 

I just took a look at your web site, and I am absolutely saddened by Cody's passing. I hadn't heard, and it sure came as a shock. I feel like I watched Cody grow up at Blade Show over the last 8 to 10 years, and I always enjoyed talking to him, mostly about his latest adventures on his dirt bike. I can't even imagine what it must be like for the whole family, I feel like I just got kicked in the gut hearing about it. Please know that you are not alone feeling this loss, especially for a young man like Cody, who always seemed so happy and full of life. I know it doesn't make it any better, but I get the feeling that knowing the way Cody lived, he just may have done more living in his 18 years than most of us do in a lifetime. All of us in the knife world will be keeping all of you in our hearts during this awful time, especially with the Holidays coming up. Take care, and please know I'm thinking of Cody and all of you, always. 

All the best, 

Paul Demme
Baltimore, Maryland

Pat and Wes....I just heard about your tragedy, Cody's passing.   Deb and I weren't blessed with kids but I've always heard of how painful it is to outlive your kids.   know that you are in our prayers and we'll do what we can do to have our friends and your friends lifting you and your loved ones in prayer.  Deb just lost her dad and we buried Paul Fox on Friday.  Durned if it isn't raining bullets.   I finally gave up trying to understand "why" and am now praying for enlightenment as to where do we go from here ?    Know that we are with you in your grief and sharing in your pain.   May God's blessings be with us all.    Tim

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Oh, Mister Crawford, please accept my condolences! My name is Hassan from Russia, your fan, I was shocked about Cody's death!! I made a thread about him on our Russian knife forum, everybody was so shocked! Please, be strong! My sister draw pictures, if its possible, I wanna ask her to make a picture of Cody and to send it to you. I always loved this photo of him near grinder, smiling, I'll ask my sister to make a painting from this photo. Just know, that all Russian knife fans love and deeply respect you! Please hold on!

God Bless You and all your family! If you need something from Russia just say, we'll do our best to help You!

Sincerely, Hassan...

Hi Pat,

Spoke to Janie yesterday-  I am still heartbroken so I cannot imagine what is going on with you guys.

I am sure it will never be the same Christmas at your home again.

I am Jewish and believe in God just as almost every other normal person in the world does.   I also know that faith helps us all through tough times.

I also know that people pass on at various times in their lives and that is a part of what  our existence in the mortal world dictates.

But, for the Lord to have taken Cody at such a young age and such a wonderful young man, religious and faithful to his family and friends, just doesn’t sit with me.  makes me wonder what really goes on up there. If HE had to take somebody that day, I could have provided him with a very long list of suitable alternates.

I just think is stinks-   it’s just not fair.

Sorry for the rant. 

Best wishes to all of you and to Cody in heaven.

Neil Ostroff / TNK
Canada   EST 1997

Pat, Wes & Janie,
I often check up on your website because I'm a big fan of your knives, and plus I purchased your Dragon and the Perseco.  So, it came as a big shock for me to hear about the tragic news of Cody's passing.  I don't know your family well, but I did see some of your family pics on your website.  My family and I are truly saddened on your sudden loss, and our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow. 
Best Regards,
Peter Hsu
Mission Viejo, CA


News has peculiar ways of getting around and sometimes is inaccurate, so….I preface my remarks with this statement, “I pray the news is incorrect, but…” I heard that you and your family suffered a truly awful loss with the passing of a child.

I am so, so  sorry and wish you all my sincere condolences and wish you also all the strength necessary to endure this tragedy. Missed you in Jersey City.  Apologies for this method of sending the message, but its expedient. Bless you all. From an appreciative and long time customer.

Chip Smith

Dear Pat and Wes and Janie

please allow me to wish merry Christmas to all within the Crawford family.

I hope you are enjoying this very special day in a warm  atmosphere, as much possible due to the tragic loss of Cody.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, we lost my Father this summer and i can truly feel your loss.

I'm sure Cody rests on Angels wings right now and supports you in ways unseen to the human eye.

Thank you for your kind support and advise all this time, it's deeply appreciated.

Please be assured that you have a loyal customer here in Greece. 

Best regards

George Efstathiou

Hey everyone!  I know I haven't gotten to email you guys since I got over here, so I thought I would give you an update.  Currently, I am at a Patrol Base called XXXXXXX, Afghanistan.  Everything is going pretty well here.  Very quiet.  The weather is really cold at night, but pleasant during the day.  My soldiers are doing well and we are all looking forward to coming home sooner as opposed to later.  I know it's been an incredibly tough holiday without Cody.  There isn't hardly a day that goes by, even in Afghanistan, when I don't think about him.  While Garrett and I never had the opportunity to really interact with Christy, Cody was always close in our hearts and minds.  I will never forget what a shining example Cody was.  I hope that you all can find some peace today. I look forward to coming back home and seeing you all this summer.  Please take care, enjoy the New Year, and give everyone a big hug for me. 

As Always, With Love,


I just read on your site about the loss of your son and grandson Cody, I wanted to express my condolences to you and your family. All the best and stay strong,


Pat and Wes,

Julie and I are crying as we write this....

I can't believe it. Just found out.

We spend hours and hours with Cody over the years watching him grow up, a couple of years ago Julie was trying to set him up with some young girls at the Blade Show, and Cody was having a blast with us.

I had to read it about 6 times to make sure.

Our prayers are with you.

I am so sorry about all this, such a great guy, a sense of humor and adventure most kids will never know. He was a one of a kind.

Lots of Love to the Family,

John and Julie (Denton)

Mr. Crawford,

I wanted to offer my condolences on the loss of Cody. Indeed he passed away too soon and I am so sorry to have seen this happen. This is the first time I have visited your site in a good while.

Happy New Year for what its worth. Take care and God bless and comfort you and your family. Thanks

Ron Finkbeiner Jr.
Russellville, AR

Hi Pat,

This is Scooter Felts.  I hope you and family are doing well.  I was VERY sad to hear about your Grandson Cody.  I cannot imagine how hard it must be for Wesley and Janie.  You have my sincere condolences. 

Take care,

Earl “Scooter” Felts

Wes & Janie,

I am so very, very sorry for your loss as no words can do justice to the pain you all must feel.

He seemed like a great kid and I am also terribly sorry for his girlfriend as it will always be the marriage and life that could have been.... nothing will live up to the promise of what she had with your son.

Thank you,

Alexander Cassini

Hello. My name is Michael Ramos. I have been collecting knives since I was just a teenager. I have so much love and respect for the design and art that comes with a fine crafted knife. I had never heard of Crawford knives till today and I am so grateful for coming across your site. I absolutely love your drop point neck knives. Such a beautiful and simple design. The reason I am writing tonight is to simply say thank you. Thank you for what you do. I can't imagine how much hard work goes into these knives. It truly is an art. I read the story about John Cody Crawford and my heart goes out to y'all. He must be super proud of what y'all do and I am sure that he is watching from above.  I don't want to waste anymore of your time but I really do love your knives and hope to purchase one day. God bless you all. Stay sharp  

Sent from my iPad

M. Ramos


I am so sorry to hear about your son. My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.



Hello Pat

I was watching the video of Cody demonstrating some of the things the Survival Staff can do. My sympathies on the passing of Cody. That young man must be sorely missed.


John I Gibbons
Winfield, Il

My name is Dieter Mayr from Austria.  They see me at every Blade Show. My sincerest condolences. I read it on their homepage about Cody.  ihr Dieter Mayr

Hey, I think about you and Wes everyday, I'm not sure I could cope with where you are, you are in my prayers, I love you much, Walter.