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Thread: My Buyer Bailed

  1. #1
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    My Buyer Bailed

    This is one of the reasons I don't take orders. A friend got me to take this order from a friend of his. 1/2 up front and 1/2 on completion. Well it's completed and he hasn't got the money. It was one of those, "Well, I'll take it if I have to but go ahead and sell it if you can. And, oh, by the way, if you do sell it can I have half my down payment back?" Don't think so, pardner, and, in the mean time, you better be coming up with the money. Anyway, it's not a bad knife so if you want it PM me. Here are the specs:

    Blade material: CPM- 154 Stainless Steel Guard: None
    Blade Treatment: None Butt Plate: African Black Wood
    Blade Finish:Hand Sanded 400 grit Matt Finish Handle Length: 4 5/8”

    Blade Hardness: 59 ( Rockwell “C” hardness Scale) Handle Spacer:None
    OAL: 10” Handle Liner: African Black Wood
    Blade Length: 5 1/4” Handle Material: Wych Elm Burl
    Blade Width at Plunge Line: 1 5/8” Handle Pins:Stainless Steel
    Blade thickness at Plunge Line: 5/32" Handle Finish: Danish Oil, Buffed and Waxed

    Tang Treatment:Fill Tang Sheath: Hand Stitched Vegetable tanned cow hide
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    Thanks,

    Wallace
    Last edited by wmhammond; 02-03-2017 at 05:05 PM.

  2. #2
    That's really nice work. I've been burned in the same manner and have gotten to the point that all "orders" are paid in full up front and there's a $100 minimum fee for cancelled orders. I tell all people that rule and if they don't like it they can walk. Pieces generally sell no matter what, but when you design something for a certain person it's quite insulting when they flake.

    Good luck on the sell. If I had the money, I'd love to buy it just to see another great maker's work in person.
    Steve S.
    www.LobosStyle.com
    www.facebook.com/LobosStyleBlades77

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge . For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." ~Albert Einstein

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    Thanks for the kind words. As often happens in a world created by God, this cloud had a silver lining. Sold it for more than the original price so I paid back by putting the guys down payment in the plate this Sunday. Told the guy so he could feel good about himself but I don't think he did. .

    Wallace

  4. #4
    Well, it sounds like you made out and the original down will go to a great purpose. Perhaps that good deed from you will be returned 10 fold. I have to say that it lifted my heart to hear what you did with it and that you are a much better man than I. I'd have used it to buy more steel
    Steve S.
    www.LobosStyle.com
    www.facebook.com/LobosStyleBlades77

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge . For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." ~Albert Einstein

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    That's a really nice knife. PM me with the balance due if you want to sell it for that amt. Paypal ready...
    Don't take life too seriously-----you'll never live through it.

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    it's not a bad knife
    That's the understatement of the year! That's a GREAT looking knife. I do like the lines, and if you don't mind I'd like to save a photo and perhaps make a very similar knife with those lines.

    Ken H>

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    Wallace....Classic story!!!

    Glad it worked out well.
    Thanks,
    Smallshop (AKA Ted Hauser)


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    God puts the iron in the ground and the highlights in the wood....it's His stuff, we just get to work with it....make it nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenH View Post
    That's the understatement of the year! That's a GREAT looking knife. I do like the lines, and if you don't mind I'd like to save a photo and perhaps make a very similar knife with those lines.

    Ken H>
    Be my guest. Thank Gahagan for the blade shape and me for the handle design but I'm sure somebody has made it before. Nothing new on this earth. Thanks,

    Wallace

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithy View Post
    That's a really nice knife. PM me with the balance due if you want to sell it for that amt. Paypal ready...
    Sorry Smithy, it sold. See below. Thanks,

    Wallace

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    Wallace, God works in mysterious ways, That is a great job on that knife. Dan

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