I have been contacted even recently as a knife maker to copy this or that knife. I have personal issues with that. I tell them so. I won't do it if it is an exact copy, no way. As for myself, I may make something that looks a little bit like someone else's but I never show it or sell it. Very few designs are actually new. I also note the maker that inspired it. Owning up to a mistake immediately shows integrity and trying to hide it is a big mistake that cannot be easily be overcome and takes a long long time. Too bad.
Originally Posted by Bastid
-Convincing knuckleheads that the real key tool lies between the ears in creativity, application of common sense, adaptation and thinking out of the box might just be a losing battle.
Wow!! This dude is a turd!!
Hey Ryan i got your back, im a 265 lb viking!!
That's just sad.
couldn't agree more... just glad someone caught it and let the fraudulent 300lb cat out of the huge bag.
LOL, new to the scene thanks for this forum and heads up.
And it appears the guy's going off the deep end--not too long ago Jake began posting to this thread:
Which several friends of Sean Shepherd and I informed of us, and we responded since the last thing the community needs is some off the wall claims by a guy promoting himself as a maker going on ninja adventures, such as killing seven men with AKs with a sword, and ultimately confirming the stereotype most folks fear about makers in general.
Last week he posted the U.S. Infantry's facebook page promoting his work, which was again brought to the attention of several other makers, including myself, Calvin Richardson, and Keith Howell--first warning the page admin and readers about Jake's history, and then of the insane claims he's made elsewhere that have roused some pretty harsh sentiment against the military by civies who were unaware that Jake's claims of being a vet are unfounded and untrue.
To his credit (none) Jake's reaction was fairly out there, instead of responding to the accusations or immediately pulling his post, he and one of his buddies (and customers) launched into threats. This was all abruptly cleared out when the page admins deleted the post before anyone could get a good screen shot.
4 days hence, Jake posted this status (and subsequent thread):
I am so sick of cowards. some guys want to slander my work and my business on Facebook and I have finally gotten sick of it so I went and found 1 of them. When I introduced myself he just ran away and locked himself in his house like a scared little girl. He sure like to talk big when he was just sitting behind his keyboard. if you're reading this the rest of you you know who you are and sooner or later I will find you too. maybe at blade show 2013.
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Daniel Held HELL YEAH !!!
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Heather Mead you tell em Jake
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Blackie Stowers Get em Jake..................
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Jennifer Scharenberg Get em get em and then get em agian!!!!!!!!
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Leopold Lacrimosa ROFLMAO
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Daniel Held Dont feel bad i just had a guy that i trusted rip a truck off me without paying ! now hes in jail for armed burglary and who knows where my truck is.
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Jake Tuinstra Dan you are one man on here that knows me very well. And you know how i roll. We have both seen each other pound the crap out off mouthy punks.
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Jake Tuinstra DAN I remember the time you bloodyed that punk at the fort. 2 seconds after i knocked out his punk buddy. THAT WAS FUNNY!! Wow did you make him bleed.
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Daniel Held Why yes i do. This guy is going to get the same treatment as soon as he gets out .
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Daniel Held Ahhhhh Memory's
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Jake Tuinstra Can i watch you pound this punk. It would be better than porn
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Daniel Held Sure but the way it sounds he will be in for some time . Ive got people on the look out for my truck if they see it im going to go repo it !!
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Daniel Held http://www.channel3000.com/news/Poli...6/-/index.html
Police: Reedsburg couple arrested for burglary, thefts
A husband and wife were arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglarizing a neighbor’s home and stealing checks from another home.
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Daniel Held the way it looks he got into hard drugs fast
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Heather Mead wow!
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Becky Sue Gleesing You go Jake!!!! I have one of your origionals!!! And still love it!!! Thanks!! I will post a picture I a minute!!!
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Mark Girard you shure make a fine blade!! them boys must b jealous!!
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Jake Tuinstra Thanks mark.
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It'd be interesting to find out who he was insinuating the coward he confronted was--especially since he (Jake) lives in Wisconsin, and to my knowledge I live in Georgia, Calvin in Missouri, and Keith in Alabama.
This guy is all sorta of off his rocker.
I'm not up on internet laws regarding threats. Does anyone here have knowledge of them?
It is so very simple to create identities on Facebook. My guess is that Jake is also Dan, Heather, Blackie, et al...........
Hahahahahahahaha. I love you guys. Bottom line, Jake is a lying turd, and will hopefully get the "attention" he deserves. Ed, keep fighting the good fight brother!!!
what a poser, though I wouldn't take any of his threats at face value, nor would I believe a word he says, and for his "followers" to agree and believe this goes to show just how shallow his crowd is... he obviously has some identity issues....
"I am not a Number, I am a Free Man"- Maiden
"The moments we share today, Inspire the stories we tell tomorrow"
Ok, so I've read this thread and even others preceding it. I have seen other posts where he was complimented on the quality of his knives, so curiosity got the best of me and I did an Internet search on his name and came up with this: http://www.sonorandesertknives.com/Jake_Tuinstra.html
If this is the same guy, then I would say that the quality is just not there. The handles are very two-dimensional, looking more like profiled blocks, which is a very novice characteristic. Nothing like the quality seen here. Has anybody else seen his real work? If this is it, then I think these pictures are pretty telling. Nothing even close to what he was claiming to be capable of.
Appears that you guys have hit this one square on.
BTW, the above website is the only one providing any pictures of knives attached to his name that I could find!
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