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General Update #2

Discussion in 'Evans Knife and Tool' started by Brian.Evans, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Buddy30

    Buddy30

    6
    Jun 30, 2017
    Evan I need to update my address I've sent multiple emails back from march please respond. Also give some sort of progress other than the empty deadlines of progress that have been going on from October
     
  2. Buddy30

    Buddy30

    6
    Jun 30, 2017
    I emailed him in march about a address change still nothing
     
  3. Brian.Evans

    Brian.Evans KnifeMaker-EDC Knife Specialist Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2011
    Is this Will N.? If so, I had already updated your address after you sent it to me on March 28, I just checked. I just sent you another email as well.
     
  4. Piet pielle

    Piet pielle

    11
    Feb 13, 2017
    Brian, all we are asking is that you keep your word and provide us with the fortnightly update.
    I'm sure every one following this thread myself included pop in every two weeks and then daily after no update is received. Sometimes multiple times a day. Whereafter you feel like a chump because the update we look so forward to is not up.
    The only reason the update is not up is because you can not keep to your word!! So excuse us for thinking this is a scam.....
    So stop with the hollow promises and start keeping your word! We understand the problems but you are not doing yourself any favours by not keeping to your word and providing client service.
    One last thought; would you be happy being treated the way you are treating us if the rolls were reversed I.e. You have paid money and receive late updates etc. (and I'm not taking the things outside of your control into account, only the things that are within your control like updates that were promised)
     
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  5. Buddy30

    Buddy30

    6
    Jun 30, 2017
    I didn't receive a reply so I wasn't sure if anything was changed if you can email me what address you have on file to confirm I'd appreciate it I send a email with just my address yesterday
     
  6. Bygbyrd

    Bygbyrd

    6
    Feb 7, 2017
    I understand he mentioned "shutting down" after this run, but he is making himself look horrible. Dragging his own name through the dirt. Everything this is going on in this thread right now, and he reply to 1 person about an address change, but not the other(s) or any of our concerns. Any internet detectives on here that can try to find out which company is in charge of this run now?
     
  7. Barrettboy

    Barrettboy

    14
    Oct 20, 2016
    Thanks for the update Brian. That's what we need. Information and photos. Maybe even direct quotes from the company, rather than paraphrasing. Keep moving forward dude. Updates updates updates!
     
  8. ez1

    ez1

    1
    Sep 18, 2011
    If it looks like a duck, walks like a
    duck and quacks like a duck then it is
    probably a duck.

    I hate to think that someone is lacking in honesty and integrity but sometimes
    their actions speak so loudly that you
    are forced to make that assumption.

    Brian appears to be reading the emails(and
    appeares to be responding to small things
    like an address change). Yet he choses to
    not respond to reasonable requests like
    How is production going, when is shipping to be expected etc.

    This leads me to believe that our money
    Is gone and he is either trying to repay/raise
    the money to produce the knives or he has just given up on the whole project and may
    or may not tell us that our money is gone
    And to forget about
    money or knife.
    I truly hope that I am wrong, and will
    be surprised by the arrival of the high quality knife that I have bought, paid for and that Brian has promised.
    Brian, if I am wrong about you then I
    would suggest a quick response and
    Update would be the minimum that you
    could provide.
    Or have you just
    Given up on the project and we haven't
    Yet been told.
     
  9. Brian.Evans

    Brian.Evans KnifeMaker-EDC Knife Specialist Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2011
    It's Metallinus Synergy out of Escanaba.
     
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  10. Brian.Evans

    Brian.Evans KnifeMaker-EDC Knife Specialist Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2011
    I've not given up on the project, I have not spent all the money and am now trying to raise money to pay everyone back, no one needs to forget about the knives. I can't update anyone beyond literally quoting what I've been told by the guy running the shop that is making the knives. What else would you have me do? Specific steps that would make you feel better?

    Am I thinking about getting out of the knife business after this run? Yep, cause I am tired of dealing with delays and pushbacks and shops that can't seem to give me a decent timeline or hold to deadlines. I'm tired of looking like an idiot because I can't actively control the production process.

    But if you have any ideas, I'm all ears. On July 5th I will be contacting Kevin and asking if the knives are running as he said they would be. If they are, great. If they aren't, what are my options? What do you all feel like our options are at that point?
     
  11. Barrettboy

    Barrettboy

    14
    Oct 20, 2016
    Thanks Brian. From my experience, manufacturing companies will always say they can do it (because it's bringing in business for them, no one's ever going to say no), even when they can't do it in the timeframe they quote. Again, because it's money into their shop. I've always doubled whatever time-frame they quote, after which I start to pester them.

    What happened to the S35VN blanks cut at that first company which screwed up the steel type? Do you still have those? Maybe that's an option for some people.
     
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  12. CBowers1990

    CBowers1990

    1
    Jul 2, 2017
    I just picked up a Companion from the 1st run in a trade recently (S35vn). I got the jade scales, orange and purple scales and this thing is awesome. I cannot wait for this to be over with and I can have 2 companions . If this second run turns out like anything from the first batch, then you guys won't be disappointed.
     
  13. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    I'd have to agree, if these are anything like the first run, everyone will be a happy camper! Just wish there were some pictures of the process.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2017
  14. DRJames

    DRJames

    36
    Mar 3, 2012
    Just wanted to throw in my two cents, I've been mostly a quiet observer since throwing my lot in on the campaign when it started. I don't think anyone blames you for issues at the various shops. We don't have to like the delays, but frankly a lot of that seems like it's outside your control.

    What's frustrating is to be told we'll get bi-weekly updates, and then to repeatedly not get those promised updates. You often might have nothing to report, but if you communicate according to the schedule you gave us, it would go a long way towards settling folks down. Even if the news isn't good, I think most would rather know what's happening. Also, you may be working your tail off behind the scene, but we have no way of knowing that and you don't get any credit for it if you don't tell us.

    Stick to those bi-weekly (or more frequent) updates and I think a lot of these complaints go away. For what it's worth, I'm still sticking it out till the end and looking forward to a wonderful knife one of these days.
     
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  15. Piet pielle

    Piet pielle

    11
    Feb 13, 2017
    Thanks for the update Brian,
    What is the expected completion date? Surely you would have asked the shop....
    Please provide expected completion date.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017
  16. Piet pielle

    Piet pielle

    11
    Feb 13, 2017
    Hi Brian, see you are online, please provide expected completion date as requested above.
     
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  17. Bygbyrd

    Bygbyrd

    6
    Feb 7, 2017
    Would love to hear how last wednesdays call went....
     
  18. LG&M

    LG&M

    Dec 19, 2005
    Well he is on the forum now, maybe he will stop in his own page with a updated;)
     
  19. Piet pielle

    Piet pielle

    11
    Feb 13, 2017
    Thank you Brian,
    At least now we know it is going to be minimum 12 weeks for completion and not waiting / hoping for your next update saying the knifes are finished.
    Good luck let's hope there aren't anymore delays.
     
  20. SV-97

    SV-97

    9
    Aug 18, 2016
    Glad to hear some good news :D
     

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