Glad you posted this --- the FACT that Larry did not post shows TO ME that he was at fault.
I own and buy LOTS of custom knifes --- I will NEVER own ANYTHING with Larry Chews name on it --- not even from the secondary market.
And I DO HOPE Larry gets to read this !!!
"Treat others as YOU would want to be treated" , ever hear that before Mr. Chew ??????
Toby, I am glad things worked out for you but that does not change my opinion of Mr. Chew, I would never own one of his knives.
Say no to Microtech.
I've heard his name mentioned before, but never met him, so I wouldn't buy from him anyway. Random knife grabbing would be highly discouraged in a building full of heavily armed businessmen. Just my take on this.
Being one of those people who have no experience with Mr. Chew, I will say his designs look very nice indeed. If I read this thread correctly, The buyer prepaid in 1999, and JUST NOW received a knife?!? I understand Mr. Chew was injured and all but that seems like a LONG WAIT.. Glad it worked out for you Toby..
Glad you got your knife, kind of a hollow victory after all these years, especially after giving up the covert proto. Nonetheless it is probably as much closure as you could hope for given the circumstance. Russ
I have no comment about this particular knifemaker, because I've never dealt with him. However, for me one of the major joys of knife collecting is a connection I feel with the knifemaker. I am very proud to own knives by the likes of people like Bill Moran, Jay Hendrickson, Ed Fowler, or Phill Hartsfield. I believe in the spirit of the knife. I've seen beautiful knives by men with poor reputations and have avoided them.
As far as a confrontation at a show, I wouldn't try to grab a knife off the table, but would certainly raise a fuss, which might induce someone to placate me by offering me what was coming to me.
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