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General Update #2

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

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  1. lovescamaros

    lovescamaros Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 17, 2014
    brian, its great to hear things are moving in the right direction and you got the refund you deserved. i eagerly await to see some progress pics.
     
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  2. Norwegian hanzo

    Norwegian hanzo

    5
    Jun 1, 2017
    What email should i reply on?
    Your evanknifeandtools.com email dont work for a damn :p

     
  3. Barrettboy

    Barrettboy Gold Member Gold Member

    40
    Oct 20, 2016
    Piiiiiiiiiiictuuuuuuures...
     
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  4. SpeedHoles

    SpeedHoles

    Jan 18, 2015
    I almost completely forgot I paid for this...
     
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  5. Manowar1980

    Manowar1980

    110
    Feb 2, 2015
    Hi Evans!
    When will the process end?
     
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  6. Jason Burke

    Jason Burke

    2
    Jun 22, 2017
    John- did you ever get an answer back on the address change? I am in the same situation.
     
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  7. wming18

    wming18

    3
    Mar 6, 2017
    Nope I haven't gotten an answer back yet. Still waiting on some kind of reply
     
  8. bfeasterjr

    bfeasterjr

    2
    Sep 13, 2015
    Any news? It has been 3weeks.
     
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  9. Harmon

    Harmon

    2
    Mar 31, 2017
    Even though I received a full refund from Brian (I was one of the last ones, if not the last one to get it), I have to give my take on this entire endeavor. I would like to start with saying that initially I was under the impression that EKT will be producing (making) the knives. I was a bit thrown back when Brian spent more than a year trying to find someone to make the knives for him. I am still not in the clear who is manufacturing these knives or parts of them? Maybe I misunderstood something in the fine prints, but still is this an EKT manufactured or just EKT designed knife and produced by who ever is cheapest and fastest? Secondly, communication with people who trusted and invested their money in EKT was awful at best. Late email replies, if there were any, long waits, etc. I dropped by to this thread to see how the things are progressing and I can see that nothing changed. If Brian took upon himself to make each knife by hand, on by one, he would be finished by now. It has been more than a year and there isn't a single photo of the progress. My feeling here is, if you do not have the time to do something, don't do it. Especially when all these people depend on you and you took upon yourself to take their money. I hope I didn't offend anyone with this, it's just my two cents. I wish Brian all the best, but this is not the way to do business.
     
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  10. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    It was in the fine print. So was that there are no refunds all though Brian himself said there would be, which there were for a while.

    Someone correct me if I am wrong but wasnt the first run made overseas?
     
  11. rabbivj

    rabbivj Gold Member Gold Member

    285
    Jan 1, 2007
    you would be correct, the 1st run was made in China.
     
  12. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    That is what I thought. Thanks.
     
  13. Zombiefan65

    Zombiefan65

    2
    Jan 3, 2016
    Me Too! I would love to own one of these knives for sure but I keep forgetting all about this as the months and years go by. I guess I will just get a surprise one day?
     
  14. Pdrush

    Pdrush

    3
    Mar 8, 2017
    Hi Brian, any updates since your last?
     
  15. jamal_spelling91

    jamal_spelling91 Gold Member Gold Member

    525
    Feb 1, 2012
    Has been nearly a month since last update.... :(
     
  16. Piet pielle

    Piet pielle

    14
    Feb 13, 2017
    I don't understand how everyone that has paid for these knives and listened to all Brian's hollow promises about receiving updates every two weeks is ok with how he is treating us??

    It is totally unacceptable and I find the way he is treating us very distastefull!!!
    Brain, I understand that the knives are late and as mentioned before that is not what is upsetting me! What is upsetting me is your bullshit attitude towards your customers!
    This is starting to feel like a scam! Have you taken our money to finance your divorce, or new wedding or whatever else? The feedback from you is thinning out like you are ready to disappear with our money.
    There is no evidence of the new fabricated knives only your words which quite frankly don't mean anything at this stage!!
    You hinted at posting photos, nothing yet. How long does it take to take a picture with a camera phone...?
    I don't believe the knives have been started, I think you are bull shitting us. (Please prove me wrong)
    Please provide us with photos and fixed and firm dates for completion, this rubbish of late updates with no definite end date is not acceptable anymore.
    I look forward to hearing from you!!
     
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  17. Fickle1

    Fickle1

    1
    Nov 14, 2015
    Too bad refunds aren't being offered any more. I am out of patience with this whole situation. Do we have any other recourse here?
     
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  18. Bygbyrd

    Bygbyrd

    11
    Feb 7, 2017
    This is complete bullshit. When I first messaged him about the knife he was quick to respond. Now he won't respond to anyone. The only proof we have of is he has a check for 10k, along with the rest of our money. On March 28th he said the new shop quoted 8 weeks. March 31st he said that company had ordered the steel and would be in-house within a week. April 13th he said the numbers were submitted and production would start the following week. That would mean production would be completed around June 8th. He also said at this time he would be requestioning production pictures. We are now at week 11 since production should have started and no pictures. Does anyone know who this "new shop" is so we can find out what is going on? It's been over a year now since I paid for this and all we get are somewhat generic updates, no replies to messages, comments, emails etc...
     
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  19. Pacino1911

    Pacino1911

    2
    Apr 2, 2017
    I have also sent Brian three or four messages on Facebook Messenger and I've even emailed him I have yet to receive confirmation that he got me email because I moved twice since this whole thing started and both times I've tried giving him my address and he doesn't let me know if he's got it or not. It's crazy because everyone I talk to about this whole situation says it sounds like a big scam. I hope it ain't but like everybody else said we're not seeing any pictures of the progress or anything with the knives he keeps promising us updates every two weeks we're lucky to get an update once a month. It's crazy because it seems like people are willing to buy his knives if he'd be willing to put in the work to get them out to people. I am starting to believe the majority of the issues are because of Brian not because of these different companies he's trying to have make the knives because he's promised us and promised us and never keeps to it people would be happy if we could just get updates on the stuff.
     
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  20. Barrettboy

    Barrettboy Gold Member Gold Member

    40
    Oct 20, 2016
    Yeah, this is hard. He strikes me as a good bloke, but one who has serious issues "organising" things. We're coming up on a year and a half here. Don't forget he did have pictures from the first attempt to get this run machined. So that says to me he wants to get it done. But man, when you don't post pictures or answer messages, how do you think people will feel? I agree with Pacino1911 - all he'd have to do is update to ease people's frustrations. I do know that there can be some strange psychology here that some people don't understand. But I've been there. When everything turns to shit, or you're embarrassed and ashamed, or you're doing something self-destructive, for some people there's this weird reaction where you kinda shut down, disappear, and ignore the world. Part of your brain wants to sort it out, another part of your brain wants to deny and run away, so you kind of end up with this weird mental lock-up and dissonance. And severe stress and trauma--like that experienced by EMTs--can really do some bizarre things to your executive functioning.

    I know it sounds like I'm making excuses, but I'm just as pissed off as everyone else. I guess I'm saying I understand why this might be happening, and I'm trying to ease people's minds that this isn't necessarily a scam. Brian, if you are reading this, please mate, you HAVE TO post an update. It's not an option. Rip the bandage off hey.
     
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