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Steve Corkum does not deliver on paid orders

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

  1. shappa


    Oct 15, 1998
    Glock27...don't drag a good company down with Steve.
    A lot of businesses , unfortunatly, are pretty much stuck with trying to move Steves knives. :mad:
  2. Ancient One

    Ancient One

    Aug 3, 2005
    Many companies are hurting with trying to move their corkum stock. This is only due to one reason, and that is steve himself. I will always believe it is a great shame, because personally, steve can do magnificent work, it`s just that he has taken a very different road.
  3. k19


    Apr 15, 2005
    Corkum does designs and license's his designs for a number of Manufactures. If everyone that responded to this post sent letters or emails to the companies that pay him for his name/design on their product and explained that they will not buy their product because of the "bad will" created. These companies might reconsider some of there contracts with Corkum or pressure him to clean up his act!
  4. SIFU1A


    May 12, 2001
    IIRC people have done that & he no longer designs for CRKT. CRKT no longer makes his stuff irregardless........

    does he design for others??
  5. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    I can't find any other company that Corkum works with.
  6. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Another trip to the top.
  7. diamdave


    Nov 29, 2001
    He's got a Shobu 5" blade on Ebay right now... can we assume it is even genuine?
  8. Claehill


    Dec 1, 2002
    Don't really understand your comment?
    What has it got to do with him not delivering on paid orders?
    The Shobu listed is one of his, you are bidding on it.
    Thanks, signed confused of NY.:confused:
  9. diamdave


    Nov 29, 2001
    Yes, I am bidding.... but then I found this thread, and it made me wonder if his business practices influenced his work. If you review the posts you will see there was a question to that effect above. In any event, the seller has kindly responded to my question and alleviated any doubt as to the authenticity of the knife in question. The whole thing sounds like another Allen Blade thread, who also makes nice knives, but sours a lot of people by way of reprehensible business practices.
  10. SIFU1A


    May 12, 2001
    although corkum makes really nice stuff, i would be hesitant to buy anything of his, if ya have any problems with the knife or need some repair/etc ya cant send it to him without wondering if ya will ever see the thing again, not to even speak of all the other problems he has had. he does nice work but there are plenty of good decent honest smiths who also do great work, ya just gotta decide if thats what ya want. i think i will pass on his stuff myself.
  11. JohnC


    Jan 1, 2005
    Like SIFU1A said...why waste your time & money on someone who treats others like that?

    My 2 cents: If it's Japanese inspired knives you want, consider RJ Martin & Mike Snody. IMHO they're two of the absolute best. I'm sure there are many others too. Hell, I certainly wouldn't mind owning anything by Wally Hayes!

    And don't forget guys like Michael Burch (sells here and on USN as Burchtree) & Chiro75 (currrently taking a hiatus)- they both do excellent work in a slightly lower price bracket from those already mentioned.

    Didn't mean to leave out any of the other exceptional makers - I am sure there are many, many more. Just wanted to offer opinion based upon my own personal experience in terms of what I own & who I've dealt with.

    Hope this helps,
  12. GigOne


    Nov 27, 1999


  13. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    This one should stay near the top.
  14. marcangel


    Dec 20, 2001
    NOOOOoooooo....REALLY?! We've only been saying that here for like 2 FREAKING YEARS!
  15. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Marcangel, your comment is in regard to which post?
  16. Claehill


    Dec 1, 2002
    Has anyone ever got anything?
    Suddenly thought that maybe everyone else got their knives or their money back, with interest, of course. And I was the only one still out of pocket. Only because he lost my number or something genuine like that. Or that maybe he's been sick or something, that would be awful, poor thing!!
    Then I woke up:rolleyes:
  17. Hoody


    Mar 30, 2003

    IMHO there is no excuse for this. None what-so-ever that could explain a 5 year wait. Sad.

  18. Rugger


    Jan 27, 1999
    Saw a bunch of Corkum knives @ a recent show. Poor guys were stuck with them- said that there was *no* interest in the knives from people who knew who the maker was & for others that asked the maker & were told- they just smiled & thanked them & walked away. His reputation proceeds him. Mr Corkum has pretty much "jumped the shark" in the knife business IMHO. Won't be long until he'll have to find another line of work. I feel bad for those who own customs & are finding the secondary market drying up.
  19. Hoyo


    Dec 16, 2005
    If six individuals complain to the postal investigators they will [be bound to?] investigate.
    As long as something went through the mail it's their business, so if you mailed a check or MO, or he mailed you anything regarding the transaction I'm fairly sure it will count.

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