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Bad Knife buy from earl blackmore, a fraud

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Håkan Gusfavsson, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Håkan Gusfavsson

    Håkan Gusfavsson

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    Mar 22, 2020
    My rebuild outback bowie modified transform look A like...Dundee Bowie design i came up with. A
    A maker rebuild it me missing braiding and Deeper fyller bloodgrooves

     
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  2. stonesell

    stonesell Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    While you probably won’t get anything out of this guy after all this time, you could still get the knife that you want. Communicate with some of the knife makers here on the forums, and perhaps one of them can replicate the ideal Dundee knife for you.
     
  3. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    No, but I'm a big fan like you.
     
  4. Håkan Gusfavsson

    Håkan Gusfavsson

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    Mar 22, 2020
    Checka out my bowie links to youtube.
     
  5. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Looks great! Your modifications have really enhanced the original Down Under Outback Bowie. Upgrade the handle a little more and find a custom sheathmaker to reproduce a Hornback crocodile sheath and you'll have a knife and sheath to be very proud of. :thumbsup:
     
  6. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Hakan,

    So disappointed to read this. I did a people search, and came up with a change of address and a phone number in New Jersey with prior links to his Phoenix Arizona addresses. You may want to test this?

    https://www.fastpeoplesearch.com/name/earl-blackmore_phoenix-az

    Anyone live in or near West Orange, NJ?
     
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  7. Håkan Gusfavsson

    Håkan Gusfavsson

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    Mar 22, 2020
    Hi there test it?
     
  8. Håkan Gusfavsson

    Håkan Gusfavsson

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    Mar 22, 2020
    I have tested most i can. If i just lived over there. I would visit him.
     
  9. Håkan Gusfavsson

    Håkan Gusfavsson

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    Mar 22, 2020
    You meant the braiding on handle i should work more on?
     
  10. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Yes, I remember Earl used kangaroo lace, which is readily available online. You can probably find different braiding ideas on You Tube. Not sure if Dundee's Bowie used kangaroo lace, but I always thought it was a good idea.
     
  11. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    ....given it was a cheap'ish movie prop I honestly doubt it.
     
  12. Håkan Gusfavsson

    Håkan Gusfavsson

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    Mar 22, 2020
    Stainless steel version is kangraroo. Handle. mugger scene was the real stainless
     
  13. Håkan Gusfavsson

    Håkan Gusfavsson

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    Mar 22, 2020
     
  14. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Not sure I would call it "cheap'ish". There were steel and aluminum versions used depending on the scene. The steel version was a full working knife. Paul Hogan owns it. Years ago, I exchanged emails with the original sheathmaker. Her name was Chantal. Here is the website that initiated our communication, but it is not active anymore. It does mention woven kangaroo leather on handle and crocodile tail on sheath.

    http://www.pccord.com/crocodile_dundee.htm
     
  15. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Earl E. Blackmore

    Most - like 80-90% - of small businesses (and this was a one-man operation) close in less than two years. One in twenty lasts as long as five years. The final bills are usually not paid - at least without a lawsuit (if there is anything to collect - usually not as they are broke) and final contracts are usually not fulfilled. That's reality.

    I find no evidence he has made anything in years. He seems to have left his old stomping grounds in Arizona and moved to New Jersey. He appeared on Forged In Fire once in 2016 and finished 4th. That does not seem to have resulted in lots of new business.

    Breach of contract is almost never a criminal act, and a civil court judgment is only as good as the assets a deadbeat has from which to collect - typically none. No imprisonment for debt in the U.S. since we threw out the British laws some years ago.

    Your money is gone.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 8:31 PM
  16. Håkan Gusfavsson

    Håkan Gusfavsson

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    Mar 22, 2020
    Yes sad but true.
     
  17. mikey488

    mikey488 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 10, 2006
    Sorry for your disappointment and your loss Hakan. He most likely, he does not have the means to give your money back; and does not make knives anymore, and no tools to make them with.
    Those probably got sold in AZ. :(
     
  18. Håkan Gusfavsson

    Håkan Gusfavsson

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    Mar 22, 2020
    Yes i got pics of the knife. Thats all i have.
     
  19. Håkan Gusfavsson

    Håkan Gusfavsson

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    Mar 22, 2020
    Do you know him?
     
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  20. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Yes, worth a try.

    But for Gawd's sake, DON'T PAY UP FRONT.
     

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