Thanks Rob. It's funny you say that as I already had one dealer that I was on pretty good terms make it very clear he is very unhappy with me because he is apparently owed some work from Turpin and feels I am hurting his ability to sell those knives, I guess.
Ha! Not hard to figure out at all.
That dealer has misplaced priorities and I sincerely question his love of this knife community. If his business depends upon the sale of Turpin Knives, he may want to rethink his business plan. If I were that dealer, I'd drop a relationship with Turpin like a stone and walk away. Now, if that dealer is really "owed" work by Dustin as some sort of payment, debt, or an "in lieu of" arrangement, then he's also gotten screwed. He just hasn't come to grip with reality yet.
The fact this dealer told you he was unhappy with YOU tells me a lot about his character.