fraudulent to charge
I would imagine that BHQ would be getting the knives around the same time the orders for the 4.5 come out, as they produce one model at a time in batches. I'd doubt they would start advertising if they did not think they were going to get the knives.
If the pre-order people are feeling the delay, I'd imagine this would be true for BHQ... I was told my knife was actually done, but sitting there not shopping because of delays for the sheath design with an outside company.... or something along those lines. They always seem to be a victim of an other company's fuck up.
For the record, if you're a knife maker who makes fixed blades, but can't figure out how to make sheaths for your knives, to the point that you allow it to derail your whole production schedule while you wait for someone else to do it, you don't deserve to be in business!
There are dudes on Instagram making knives with a sheath, one at a time, who have a better delivery record than these scumbags, that's just hilarious to me.