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General Update #2

Discussion in 'Evans Knife and Tool' started by Brian.Evans, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Brian.Evans

    Brian.Evans KnifeMaker-EDC Knife Specialist Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2011
    [UPDATE 4/13/2017 0857]The final numbers for this run have been sent and production will begin next week. The steel has arrived in the shop, so we can get started right away. I had to wait and see what taxes were going to look before I sent final numbers. Because there were no production costs to offset the "income" of the pre-sales, I only owed about $11,000 in taxes.........I will definitely be losing money on this run, or possibly barely breaking even. Evans Knife and Tool is done for the immediate future after this run. I can not refund any more knives guys. I'm already bringing about $6500 in my own money into this run to get it completed.

    I will get a firm production timeline next week when he looks over the numbers. It shouldn't take too long. I am going to ask for production pictures as well, so hopefully we can all see movement through the production pipeline.


    [UPDATE 4/1/2017 2235]All the refunds that will be processed have been processed this evening. I have refunded $6000 in the past couple weeks. Long story short, I'm not going to be able to do a second run any time in the near future. If you want one, now is the time to get one. I will likely end up losing money on this run due to the refunds. I can't refund any more knives or the entire run will be in jeopardy. Unless something drastic changes, I will be shutting the doors on Evans Knife and Tool after this run, at least for a few years. I won't take on debt to run the company, even with a good product.

    I will be sending the shop the final numbers on Monday morning and getting a better timeline on the run. Look for an update Monday or Tuesday if I have a chance, if not it will be later next week.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017
  2. wming18

    wming18

    1
    Mar 6, 2017
    Hi Brian, I have moved since I ordered the knife. I have already emailed you regarding the change in address. But I haven't gotten a reply. Please get back to me on this.
     
  3. Tommyd345

    Tommyd345

    59
    Nov 12, 2015
    How do we go about getting one if we weren't on the original list?
     
  4. rich208

    rich208

    1
    Jan 9, 2016
    Same ? as Tommyd
     
  5. Hojo133

    Hojo133

    9
    Mar 9, 2012
    Refund received - sincerely hope to see the final product in the marketplace but life wouldn't allow me to wait any longer.
     
  6. Ilockemup

    Ilockemup

    2
    Dec 2, 2016
    Brian,
    I would like a refund on my order also.
    I ordered directly from you and as everyone else, I want a refund of monies paid to you through Paypal.
    Please contact me A.S.A.P.

    John Figueroa
     
  7. joeldworkin307

    joeldworkin307 Gold Member Gold Member

    751
    Oct 2, 2012
    I'd be willing to buy his spot on this order if you can change the shipping info. Will email to see if this is possible.
     
  8. Barrettboy

    Barrettboy

    8
    Oct 20, 2016
    Brian, I think there'd be quite a few people out there who would want the extra spots (maybe they regret missing out on a previous run?). Perhaps you could put the word out?

    And what about everything else? Sure the blades are in the pipeline - but what about handles, sheaths, presentation boxes, etc? Are they all ready, or will that add to the timeline?

    I'm crossing all my fingers for you buddy.
     
  9. Jessiesurbuddie

    Jessiesurbuddie

    3
    Dec 29, 2015
    Hey Brian, I am sorry to hear that people are wanting to back out after already sticking with you this long. I ain't going anywhere. Just a funny little idea...I am willing to donate 30$ as a gift to you, and I am sure others will too if you get the knives numbered 1/100 etc... I'd want to take shotgun on the no.1 since I opened my mouth. I hope the amount isn't insulting....I was just trying to think of what others would consider a fair donation and that wouldn't deter people considering to throw some more skin in the game!
    Let me know! DM if you'd like!
    -Jes
     
  10. Jessiesurbuddie

    Jessiesurbuddie

    3
    Dec 29, 2015
    Actually...I take that back. I'd want the no.3 since it's my lucky number!!! Someone else can have 1 and 2!
    -Jes!
     
  11. herisson

    herisson

    762
    Mar 11, 2013
    I think this is a nice idea. Let's see what Brian thinks about it. Brian is a good guy and I am absolutely sorry he teamed up with the wrong partner. But I'm sure this will turn out well in the end. I trust this guy and he makes a fabulous knife. So, let's be proud : I'll take the numbered " 1 " of the new production to come and will donate 50 $.
     
  12. Jeff Anderson

    Jeff Anderson

    1
    Thursday
    Hey Brian, I really feel for you having to go through all this just to get a run of knives made. I'm staying with you my friend because I believe in you and the product. The money is already spent and there's no reason to back out now. I have also moved since the order was originally placed. How do I get that info to you?
     
  13. totkst1

    totkst1 Gold Member Gold Member

    287
    Oct 14, 2016
    If there is any open spots left or available knives after folks have backed out please let me know. I am in if I can get in but the order site from the other link won't let me support the campaign
     
  14. herisson

    herisson

    762
    Mar 11, 2013
    By the way, if someone would really like a "1" blade, I could settle for the "55". No problem.
     
  15. dsanto22

    dsanto22

    40
    Oct 11, 2009
    I'm hanging in as well and looking forward to getting the knife. Might be interested in another if any extras.
     
  16. DRJames

    DRJames

    35
    Mar 3, 2012
    I'm sticking around till the end as well - would also be interested in donating for numbered knives if that becomes an option. My preference would be for #7.
     
  17. coinbuysell

    coinbuysell

    407
    Mar 29, 2014
    Brian, I got one of the first run cf versions and have been pointing others to you but I have not been following this (and the other thread) but trusting Mike Stewart was a BAD idea. He has proven over the years that he is only in it for himself. Sorry to hear about all of the issues but let me know if you have a left over and I may be interested.

    Search BF (or pretty much any other knife forum) for Mike Stewart issues and you will be overwhelmed! I will take it as supporting you and NOT BRK.
     

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