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Steve Corkum does not deliver on paid orders

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

  1. NorthStarXO


    Nov 29, 2001
    For anyone who has used money orders go to US Postal Service Mail Fraud Form and fill it in and send it in with the address you sent the money to. If enough people do this then they'll go after him quick. Depending on the state he's in federal charges can rack up over as little as $500.00
  2. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Corkum the dorkum must stay near the top.
  3. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Back to the top we go again.
  4. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    While reading another thread about a maker that is about as low as they get, I though about Steve Corkum. The lowest of the low.
  5. SIFU1A


    May 12, 2001
    i can figure him out the least of all the con artists, he at least makes an unusual kind of blade and imho has more skill than the rest put together, if he would get his self straight imho he could make a living at this, go figure.
  6. Old Guy

    Old Guy

    Dec 31, 2005
    I have always said that Steve makes some of the finest knives around, however he is somewhere where he can`t be reached. I don`t mean physically- There are some people who have had very serious talks with him about getting straight, however he seems to be getting farther away. It would be great for Steve to get going again, but I think it would be almost impossible to do, as he has stuck it royally to too many people . Who can really tell though.
  7. brian daniels

    brian daniels

    Mar 1, 2005
    any new info on corkum moving
  8. Frank Castle

    Frank Castle

    Dec 6, 1999
    (Last known address)

    Screen Name: Seemadashi
    Other E-Mail: SCo7129849

    Home: 717 359 9563
    Cell: 717-269-5934
  9. Quiet Storm

    Quiet Storm

    May 17, 2002
    Has anyone done this..?
  10. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Just so people continue to get to see what kind of a person Steve Corkum is.
  11. Old Guy

    Old Guy

    Dec 31, 2005
    What has happened to most people that dealt with Corkum, including me, is that a lot of people didn`t keep good records. I have heard that an online company was planning on filing fraud charges against him. However I haven`t seen anymore about it.
  12. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Doe anyone know if Corkum is supplying any knives to anyone at all these days? Does he still supply certain dealers?
  13. Old Guy

    Old Guy

    Dec 31, 2005
    Keith I don`t Steve is doing anything these days except ducking and hiding. I have been cheking up on him lately, there isnt much happening. I have heard that he has showed up at a knife show now and then , trying to sell a knife here and there, even though these few knives should be going to past customers. I do believe that he is in super-serious financial shape, however as I have said before, this is due entirely to Mr. Corkum. I doubt very seriously he is working with any dealers, as word should have spread around by now that he is unfortunately unreliable.
  14. bmrzmr


    Aug 6, 2005
    Quote Keith Montgomery "Just so people continue to get to see what kind of a person Steve Corkum is."

    My first and only contack with SC was a telephone call I received from him when he had appeared in Blade Magazine's knifemaker profile section. He said to look out for him cause he was going to be the greatest thing to hit the knifemaking scene. Huh? I thought to myself so who are Slobodian, Engnath, Bell and Hartsfield? (WestCoaster here)
    Initially I thought he wanted to talk knives but it became apparent he wanted to promote his knives. He critiqued my work and told me his methods were much better than mine. I know I don't make the greatest knives. I ALSO KNOW BETTER THAN TO CALL ANOTHER KNIFEMAKER AND CRITIQUE HIS/HER KNIVES and say mine are better.
  15. SpringfieldM1A


    Jul 21, 2005
    if you were ripped off by Steve Corkum contact

    Jodi L. Zucco
    Deputy Attorney General
    Bureau of Consumer Protection
    301 Chestnut Street, Suite 105
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    717-772-3560 (fax)
    mail to: [email protected]
  16. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    That is an excellent suggestion!
  17. sheathmaker

    sheathmaker Custom Leather Sheaths Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 18, 2005
    Bring it back to the top.

    I'd be interested in opinions please. I was contacted today to make a custom sheath for a Corkum knife and as I had no idea what he makes or who he is I Googled him up and WOW! Let me stress, this is not for Corkum...it is for a person who bought a Corkum knife some place and just wants something other than Kydex in a custom sheath. I'm just wondering if I want his knife in one of my sheaths as I do not condone his business practices. On the other hand the customer is quite innocent of any wrong doing. I just don't want to do anything to further Corkum in any way. What are your opinions?

  18. RJFitz1


    Oct 17, 2005
    Just my .02 worth....

    Corkum is a dirtbag, on this we all agree, but the man did make a good product. I still hope to see something at some point, for the money I have lost.

    The question you are asking, it seems to me, should be "Will I be supporting Corkum if I make a sheath for someone who has one of his knives?" If I'm wrong, say it. As my wife reminds me on a constant basis, I'm wrong almost as often as I am right.

    I personally feel that refusing to make a sheath for a Corkum piece is not hurting Steve, but IS hurting the one who wants to have YOU do the work.

    You can take pride in your work, and gain a good customer, by telling him that you wouldn't do it for Corkum, but you will for him.

    "Don't shoot the messenger" goes further than many think....

    Again, if you think I am wrong, or if I have offended you, I am truly sorry.

    Drunken tirade over,

    Out here....
  19. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    There is nothing wrong with Corkum knives and nothing wrong with making a sheath for one. There is something wrong with Steve Corkum and those that support him by selling his knives. I have no problem with those dealers that have been stuck with Corkum knives selling them off, but any dealer that would continuously support him would never get my business.
  20. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Since this is a maker that is still around, I think it is important that what he has done stays fresh in people's minds.

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