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Steve Corkum does not deliver on paid orders

Discussion in 'Hall of Shame' started by oldone, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Patrick Henry

    Patrick Henry

    Nov 25, 2006
    Wow. I'm so glad I found this thread. I was looking around the Internet continuing to search for my next knife when I saw a number of Steve Corkum's knives on a reputable purveyor's site. I search for his knives and found that he has sold his name and designs to CRKT I believe (I lost my respect for them, they used to make very good very inexpensive knives and now they make overpriced crap) which raised my eyebrows, then I found a surprisingly large number of knifes available, far more than any other custom knife maker I've ever seen. That raised my eyebrows even more. Then I searched for reviews and found one reference to him being a thief, so I searched again and found this thread. Now I know why there are so many Steve Corkum knives available - there is a boycott going on. Thanks y'all.
  2. brian daniels

    brian daniels

    Mar 1, 2005
    looking for new phone numbers or if any one knows if he still lives at same address thank you any info will be great
  3. dfarmerknives


    Aug 7, 2004
    but I finally got the last blades I had paid for. I really didn't expect to see them, but miracles do happen.....


    Aug 22, 2006
    He is still in knife buisness?
  5. Claehill


    Dec 1, 2002
    Good for you :thumbup: My last unreturned email was 4 years ago, so I guess he'll be in touch in 2014. :rolleyes:
  6. daggerjoe


    May 14, 2009
    I will not get in to my problem with steve, but I am true to the heart hurt!!
    Why? when I trust some one and they have made a promish and does not come thru , I really don't know how to think , I have allways gave evry body the beifit of the dought , and now I am out over $600.00 with out recouse
    ( folks please for give my spelling and don't fell like fixing it do to depresion.
    good luck to all who do get these fine made blades, which I feel they are. I figure I will never see mine. but those who do enjoy the blade. and then forget him. who knows the may be worth some bigger money latter in life. I have gave up on him. GOD Bless all of you, and have a Great Christmas & new year.
    Be well. Dagger Joe:(
  7. nikoknife48

    nikoknife48 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Dagger Joe,
    I'm sorry about your situation with Corkum. If he's out there somewhere and happens to see your post I hope he realizes how he has affected people who have took a liking to his work and never received their blade. Dfarmerknives got his blades and maybe one day you will get yours. Hey Christmas is coming and miracles do happen. All the best and have a great holiday too.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2015
  8. Crazy Ray

    Crazy Ray

    Jun 23, 2000
    Hello, I just found this thread.
    I ordered 2 knives from Steve in 2005 or 2006 I do not remember.
    I received the knives but he started acting strange so I stopped buying from him.
    I am sad to see that he has reached this level in his career.
    Any news on him lately?

  9. HattoriHanzo


    May 26, 2004
  10. ThievesLikeUs


    Aug 2, 2009
    Karma is a hell of a thing....
  11. Knife Crazied

    Knife Crazied

    Apr 17, 2009
    Dang Karma is at work here!
  12. BustaCrook


    Mar 10, 2009
    Heck, I've taken some cycle trips through his town. For a nominal fee, I can collect some of his DNA for you guys. (grin)
  13. Magebleck


    Nov 20, 2010
    Uh... anyone else notice the hamon line on that top one is VERY obviously fake?
  14. Josh Mason

    Josh Mason

    Jun 15, 2011
    the stingray on the bottom looks fake as hell too.
  15. BladeChick777


    Jun 20, 2011
    It Is.
  16. griz1918


    Feb 16, 2006
    The bottom blade hamon looks more "faked" than the top.
  17. PitbullShogun


    Apr 14, 2011
    his knives look top notch..... its a shame he was such an @$$.
    BoyBob likes this.
  18. tjttsjj


    Aug 13, 2012
    Wow, I just worked with this guy for 2 months, he was trying to sell cars. Man what a story teller, don't know what was true or not but interesting, none the less. He quit on Saturday saying only "the Government needed him". He talked about his knives a lot but I never typed his name into google until today. I was thinking of some of his heroic stories and thought I may see some articles about him, I guess you could say what I found was not necessarily a surprise. Did you know one time he was involved in a mid-air knife fight after falling from a window? Just thought I would give an update, good luck to all on getting what they ordered and also sending positive thoughts to Steve in hopes he can make a comeback or something, he obviously made good knives! One thing I will not miss is trying to get away from the man when he started telling me stories....LOL!
  19. monkey edge

    monkey edge

    Oct 1, 2012

    Staggering read, cover to cover. Highly informative section of the forum, yet utterly sobering. Nonetheless, extremely dark and bitterly depressing.[/HR]
  20. mr.townsend83


    Sep 27, 2013
    Just looking over these forums. I know Corkum personally now and did then. What you are saying is made up. The man was very very sick and almost died at the time you are talking about and I know for a fact that you didnt see what you say you did, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM!!!!!

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