I had the same problem with him a few years ago. What I found amazing about him is that he would call me at home and talk for an hour or more. He would call almost weekly to talk and keep promising me my two knives that were on order. The following week he would promise their arrival the next week then the next and the next........... On and on it went. I finally started thinking, "If this guy would stay off of the telephone he might get some of his orders complete." I finally cancelled my orders with him. I honestly like Corkum's blades because I focus my collection on Japanese inspired tacticals. Unfortunately you just cannot rely on Corkum to fill your order in the time frame that he promises. It is how he keeps his cash flow circulating. I would much rather that he tell you that it will be a year or two before receiving your knife instead of making promises that he cannot keep. I also noticed that while I was waiting for my orders he was continuously cranking out new designs and some of his retailers seemed to be getting a new supply of his knives in. Meanwhile I received nothing. If you really want a Corkum your best bet is to locate one for sale on the various knife forums or find a retailer with one in stock. Also, you can check ebay. A Corkum custom will surface on ebay every once in a while.