Vic Hangas Passes Away

Ruana’s Vic Hangas has passed away

As you can read in the above Facebook post from Ruana Knives, Vic Hangas passed away this past week. He joined his father-in-law Rudy at Ruana Knives in 1964, buying and running the company upon Rudy’s retirement in 1984. The company passed to Vic’s sons in 2017, but he remained a presence in the shop until the end.

Vic was profiled in the September 2010 issue of Knife World, our predecessor publication, a flipbook of which you can view by clicking the blue button below.

Ruana’s Vic Hangas

Ruana Knives was also featured in the cover article of our January 2019 issue, which Premium Online Members can view in The Vault —> Magazine Archives tab at the top of this page, or by clicking the image below.

Vic is featured in this 2014 video profile from The Montana Experience: Stories from Big Sky Country:

Requiescat in Pace sir.