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Steve Corkum does not deliver on paid orders

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

  1. Old Guy

    Old Guy

    Dec 31, 2005
    Keith, you do have a valid point. I grew tired of wasting my own time as well as others who read my thread about Mr. Corkum. I have tried almost every option, except knocking on his door, but I doubt that I will ever get around to that as I live several thousand miles from him. Whenever you wash a car using a sponge, you find out that you can only squeeze just so much water out, never really getting it dry enough.
  2. brian daniels

    brian daniels

    Mar 1, 2005
    has any one been bye his home recently if so does he still live there planing fishing trip to p.a. soon might have too drop by and check on 3 almost 4 year old order
  3. G3

    G3 Via con dios

    May 23, 2004
    Bladeart should use the rest of their corkum and have them engraved as
    Deadbeat awards. Send Steve one! Lousy f0kr!

    Edited to remove maker as I spoke out of turn.
  4. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    So much time spent on Allan Blade and he is a petty thief in comparison with Steve Corkum.
  5. G3

    G3 Via con dios

    May 23, 2004
    So I hear. I had thought he was decent and ashamed I bought a CRKT First Strike without knowing. At least it wasn't custom cash.
  6. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    I wonder how dealers that sell Corkum's knives are doing?
  7. v-man


    Jan 20, 2001
    I met Steve at the New York custom knife show in 2001. Seemed at the time to be a nice guy. Had some really nice stuff.
    Thanks for keeping this going.
  8. garyz


    Jun 10, 2000
    I noticed that CRKT does NOT use his name in their ad for the first strike. Pretty cool.
  9. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Maybe he is just getting some of what he deserves. Hopefully his name will become dirt and he won't be able to sell a knife anywhere.
  10. SIFU1A


    May 12, 2001
    i noticed that myself, good for them................
  11. GigOne


    Nov 27, 1999
    Agreed. . . . .and up it goes. :D
  12. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    No company should take pride in having this makers name associated with them.
  13. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    I wonder if this guy is ever going to get straight with all those he owes? What a douche bag.
  14. G3

    G3 Via con dios

    May 23, 2004
    I doubt it. It's all up in smoke by now. Pun or not, u decide.
  15. Irezumi


    Mar 1, 2006
    I don't understand why these people act like that. I only know what has been written in this thread (so not from my experience) but if a knifemaker who had a top reputation didn't want to make knives anymore, why not stop taking orders. The value of what is already out there would go up for sure. Instead, by ruining your reputation, your gear becomes pretty much worthless. Some of SC's gear is awesome looking but obviously nobody wants it now. I am in Australia, and after reading these forums we seem to have a problem with a maker here (I am sure you know the one). Such a pity also because when I first saw his gear I was thrilled to see such quality from a fellow Aussie...I even sent him an email of congratulations with a promise to buy a few bits and pieces in the near future. Oh well...
  16. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    So, has Corkum been trying to get more dealers to order his knives and pay for them in advance?
  17. RJ Martin

    RJ Martin

    Oct 26, 1998
    My question to all of you is this: Have any of you who sent him money through the US mail contacted the USPS? Committing mail fraud is a felony, and each incidence is a felony. Multiple counts add up to big penalties in a hurry.

    Stay Sharp,

    RJ Martin
  18. Starscream


    Jan 10, 2006
    I did some searching on Google, and I came up with a snippet of a header, from a Adams County 2005 Tax Claim Sale, and listed in the header is "CORKUM, STEVEN A & SUSAN J, $ 1300.00 ..."

    I couldn't find any address, and the Tax Claim Sale in no longer listed on the web. I can't be sure, but I think this means he may have lost his home for not paying his property taxes! Since I'm also a Steve victim (to the tune of a wakazashi & two Persians), I gather I won't be alone if feeling very little in the way of sympathy for this...guy.

    I'll call and try to find out if this is our own little Steve.:cool:
  19. johngalt


    Feb 27, 2006
    Would it help if I posted his address, to contact him regarding payment/products? I will use open source information only.
  20. Cougar Allen

    Cougar Allen Buccaneer (ret.)

    Oct 9, 1998
    He's had ample opportunity to respond. Please post his address and any other contact information you can find.

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