I can confirm. I have a second and don’t really understand why it wasn’t sent as a 1st. I bought it before I knew everything that was going on with them. Received it after about 8 or so months. It’s a great knife, but I’d never order from them again.
I’m thinking he had to have meant 2017 because of the order number mine is #108xx and I ordered on Feb 28, 2017. There is also someone earlier who received there’s that was ordered on Feb 1st. At least I hope that is the case or I have a real loooooooooong wait ahead.