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Paulo Balzano

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Heineken, May 16, 2017.

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  1. Heineken

    Heineken

    229
    Mar 23, 2012
    That is definitely Paulo Balzano. Has he been using a fake name this whole time?
     
  2. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    Yup. Apparently he worked at cartoon network and also create a DC shoes flag logo? Lollololol

    Then things started to go down hill for him. Like really down hill.
     
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  3. Heineken

    Heineken

    229
    Mar 23, 2012
    Anyone get a MARS folder yet?
     
  4. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    Don't think so. Vossin or whoever his name is spelled recently made some for sale. Iirc. But don't think they went to Mars kickstarter backers. Last I remember balzano said he was working on them 5 at a time. But then he blocked me so I dunno if he completed any.
     
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  5. ncrockclimb

    ncrockclimb

    Nov 20, 2014
    On IG he occasionally states that "they are shipping." I have yet to see any verifiable evidence that a single knife has shipped, and no one on the Kickstarter page has claimed to have gotten a knife. All evidence points to Balzano getting ~$29K for products that he has not delivered.
     
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  6. Heineken

    Heineken

    229
    Mar 23, 2012
    How do people still keep buying Balzano knives when there are threads like this around?
     
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  7. Lance Leon

    Lance Leon Gold Member Gold Member

    651
    May 3, 2017
    New people who see hate towards him without accompanying evidence (because they don't search for the evidence, not because it doesn't exist) will be inclined to side with him since he's good at sounding like he's being unjustly attacked.
     
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  8. JohnWE

    JohnWE Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 7, 2013
    Sociopathy is a helluva thing...
     
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  9. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    OR YOU PAY WHEN SOMEONE SAYS IT'S DONE?
     
  10. Heineken

    Heineken

    229
    Mar 23, 2012
    “Done” to Balzano means he is thinking about buying the material for your knife and needs the cash to purchase said material
     
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  11. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    Mars folders still not made or sent out.

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  12. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
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    Still no mars, and he lost his helper.
     
  13. Krinsky1965

    Krinsky1965 Gold Member Gold Member

    407
    Oct 17, 2016
    The knife that has been paid for is the last to be built, never pay a maker up front and if he insist consider it a gift and go away. Real makers don’t request deposits.
     
  14. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    And, as often happens, the maker says it's complete, you pay, and no knife arrives? No fool-proof advice except, perhaps, pay with a credit card and contest payment if no delivery before cutoff for contesting payment.
     
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  15. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
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  16. omg wtf

    omg wtf Gold Member Gold Member

    72
    Oct 13, 2004
    Figured I'd chime in - PVK got and sold 3 of his balisongs, at 400 bucks a pop. Remember, these were supposed to retail for 200 USD.

    This was a few days ago. He hasn't posted balisong stuff since (just random "street art" stuff).

    How do we (we, as in the knife enthusiast community, not the royal we) get the word out about this guy? He seems to rank down there with Will Moon in shenanigans and tomfoolery.
     
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