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Brad Duncans web site?

Discussion in 'Hall of Shame' started by APerna, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Cougar Allen

    Cougar Allen Buccaneer (ret.)

    Oct 9, 1998
    The way he's going maybe he can get a little help and supervision in prison. Have you read the statement he made quoted above?
  2. GigOne


    Nov 27, 1999

    You're not the only one in the Duncan oarless boat with the rudder stuck hard right ! :D I have two of his knives and both were purchased before his "problems." Dayum, they seem to hit the poor boy one right after the other. :rolleyes:

    Brad makes a nice knife, but his "problems," which are well documented here, ARE NOT worth the price of ownership !

    There are soooo many great makers in the field. . . .there's absolutely NO REASON to deal with Brad !

    Nothing more than my opinion. Here's my honest opinion of Brad. . . .

    . . . . .ASSHAT !

    Add me to your list, ya POS ! ;)
  3. pkdmslf


    Jun 16, 2006
    Anyone who has their order "cancelled" and their money not refunded immediately upon cancellation, needs to file a report and press charges against this guy! :thumbdn:

    "I believe this boy's cheese has done slipped off his cracker!"
    (Quote from the Green Mile...seems appropriate in this case)
  4. SIFU1A


    May 12, 2001

    i would reccomend folks think twice (or maybe 3 times) before purchaing anything by BD, imho its just not worth the hassle, like i said before there are wayyyy too many honest 'smiths around who would love your business i see no reason to risk a bunch of BS dealing with BD, perhaps if he gets caught up with folks he owes knives and/or money to, sends folks back there knives after repairs in a timely manner, and cease the silly threats about ripping folks off, then perhaps we can trust him until then action speaks louder than words, also folksneed to remember this isnt the 1st time BD has been down this road.

    i hope he gets things right, but until he does i sure wouldnt reccomend anyone having any dealings with him.
  5. wolfmann601

    wolfmann601 Gone, but not forgotton. RIP Ira.

    Mar 12, 2001
    The only way I would own a Brad Duncan knife is if it were gifted to me. The thought of spending money, no matter how nice his knives are is ludicrous.

    Brad is probably praying that most on his list will complain loudly on the forums so he can cancel their orders and pocket the deposits.
  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    My thoughts exactly...........what a piece of sh!t..........oops, damn, there went my deposit. :jerkit:

    On his chin, I hope!!!!! :D
  7. braillediver

    braillediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Interesting- Cougar3677 has contacted me today via PM stating:

    “Does Brad owe you a knife or a repair. I am trying to help him get this situation cleaned up, let me know!

    Would you ID yourself after what Brad has posted on his website?

    “At this time I will reserve the right to cancel any order where a customer has dragged my name through the mud on any of the forums with the intention to receive quicker service or make me loose business. I will find out about it and you can consider your order done if you participate in this childish behavior. By Done I mean you won't get a refund or a knife.”

    The Simple Solution is to take care of All your customers and Deliver or Refund what is owed them.

  8. Slatts


    Feb 16, 2005
    I cannot believe the balls or the complete ignorance of the law, or both. He's essentially stated that if you say anything negative about him, then he has the right to STEAL from you. I suppose he is the judge of whether your intent was to make him LOSE business or get quicker service.

    Duncan, I've never owned one of your knives, but have really thought seriously about making a purchase. Your complete lack of professionalism and integrity has ensured that will never happen.
  9. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    I was contacted as well. I will ansswer the question here. No, I am not owed a knife or a repair. I have known others that have had problems with Brad's service, his inability to deliver as promised, and his total lack of communication. There was a time that I thought very highly of Brad and his knives. That time has passed. I am totally disgusted by the way he treats his customers and no longer would want to have anything to do with him.
  10. jujigatame


    Mar 21, 2005
    Seems several folks who posted in this thread got that PM. I wished him good luck.

    EDITED TO ADD: It does make me wonder about cougar3677 though. I browsed his posting history and they're all in the Exchange, some buying, but mostly selling, lots of Microtechs and, lately, Duncans. That, in and of itself, seems fine. But as a "collector and purveyor of fine knives," I'd like to know what he's proposing to do to help things along with folks who are out money/knives from Brad, presuming the PM wasn't a ploy to get names for Duncan's blacklist. Brad's front page says Travis doesn't know anything about Brad's orders and isn't responsible for answering any questions about such matters, yet Travis is sending multiple PMs to folks here asking if they have an order with Brad. Either one hand doesn't know what the other is doing or they both know and it isn't being clearly communicated to the rest of us. I find the whole thing confusing and rather dubious.
    Last edited: May 6, 2008
  11. SIFU1A


    May 12, 2001
    i got one too FWIW.........

    what really bothers me is the post he made about "talk bad about me and i wont refund your $$ or make your knife", i dont know about other folks but i feel if ya owe folks services or $$ and they want there services or $$ and you dont provide it they are liable to bitch and have a right to bitch, if you are the one owing the services or $$ ya really dont have any right/need to bitch, thats the person who is oweds thing, ya gotta figure if ya have folks $$, wont contact them, after a few weeks/months they are gonna bitch, thats just the way life is. BD isnt the aggrieved party here imho, its the folks he owes $$/services/knives to, he needs to understand that imho before he can get his act together, whats he mad about lol???????

    i hope he gets his act together, but i can still rememeber his "shock" when i wouldnt prepay him, it was like "what, ya dont trust me.....?"
    Last edited: May 6, 2008
  12. GigOne


    Nov 27, 1999
    I have a Duncan knife that needs a refresh, but it will not make a trip to Brad. :D

    I'm thinkin'. . . .sandpaper, flat black spray paint, and some bailing wire will do the trick. :D
  13. cougar3677

    cougar3677 Banned BANNED

    Jun 3, 2004
    I am trying to make contact with members on this forum that have dog in this hunt. Several have come forward and their orders have been filled or are in the process at this point in time. There have been a few knives in need of service and those are also being addressed. I ampurchasing current knives from Duncan to enable him to have some income that will allow him to buy materials, etc to continue making knives. In doing so he is working on backorders alongside his current work. My hopes are my fellow collectors can get the knives they were promised and like it or not, Brad can continue to make knives. I reside and ply my trade in the same jurisdiction as Duncan and can vouch for the block wall he is up against regarding his personal life. I realize his personal battles are not important nor of interest on this board but this plight has effected his ability to make a living. I have been collecting custom knives for over 30 years and there have always been what most people would consider deadbeat makers and purveyors. Ironically several of those shady purveyors of yesterday are worshiped by collectors today! Same goes for many of the early makers. Today collectors can't throw their money at some of these makers fast enough! In all my years of business and practice I have had my ups and downs-tough times when bills were paid late, etc. I have been blessed to be able to enjoy a hobby that in the end I have something of quality to show for it that was made by a man's hands. Over the years I have been able to benefact several makers quietly and help them get over their hump. I know they appreciate it today. And there are many others out there doing the same thing. My collection consists of at least one knife from every voting member of the knifemaker's guild. So I have dealt with all of them and the vast majority have been +1 dealings all the way. Collectors today seem to favor the "maker of the month" mode of collecting! I have no need for the knives I am buying from Brad but if I can sell them and recover my cost while trying to help him stay afloat and maybe keep his work in circulation, then I feel I have done a good thing. At the same time I don't want to see my collector brothers not get the knife or knives they ordered and paid for. In 1978 I ordered a folder from Bill Moran and that rascal went and died on me before he could get to my knife!! The postcard he wrote me confirming my order sits proudly in my collection! I have put myself in the middle o this one and although no one paid me for their knives I truly want to see this matter resolved all the way around. No matter how you feel about Brad, or me for that matter, there is a determination to keep Duncan Knives going. You all may never buy a knife from Brad, that is your choice. But hopefully six months from now this will be behind him and Brad will be a better maker/businessman.
    If you know of any persons that have outstanding orders that have been paid for and knives not delivered, please have them contact me. I appreciate the support and friendship I have made on this board the past year or so. The internet is a relatively new discovery for this old fart!:cool:
  14. John T Wylie Jr

    John T Wylie Jr

    Feb 1, 2007
    Backorder paid for should be priority # 1 , right along checking his tude'.

    Customers may put up with a delay and being out of pocket if the maker is a decent guy , or they may put up with a maker who is a totall ass , however you wont find many that will do both and put up with a maker who has delays , wont deliver , wont communicate , all while having his customers money and be an ass about it.... as they used to say on Saturday Night Live... " I don't think so , homey dont play that ! "

    Respect is earned , not given , so far he ain't earned it.
  15. severedthumbs


    Nov 9, 2004

    wasnt that In Living Color? Homey D Clown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QhuBIkPXn0
  16. John T Wylie Jr

    John T Wylie Jr

    Feb 1, 2007
    yup , you are right... doh !
  17. jujigatame


    Mar 21, 2005
    cougar3677 - I appreciate your offering that information. It fleshes out some of the things I was wondering about. Like I said, I hope you can facilitate some good results for the people who are stuck.
  18. SIFU1A


    May 12, 2001
    no matter what else happens imho cougar has his heart in the right place and i for one hope it all works out but only time will tell, & i'll be among the 1st to thank ya for at least trying to look out for some other collectors who might be owed $$ or services, and help them get there stuff,

  19. OilMan

    OilMan Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2004
    Glad I only ever took one Duncan as a trade and refused the rest. What a joke. It should be easy enough to take this jacker to court though after posting that he was going to steal from anyone who told the TRUTH about him on a forum.

    Greg McKean <- Not on his list so he can go pound sand.
  20. Culpeper

    Culpeper Banned BANNED

    Jul 1, 2007

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