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Ripped Off by Dustin Turpin Knives– Deal with Caution.

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by lawfor, Apr 18, 2016.

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  1. Crossdraw

    Crossdraw ~ Rob ~ USAF Retired ~

    Oct 13, 2013
    Ha! Not hard to figure out at all.

    That dealer has misplaced priorities and I sincerely question his love of this knife community. If his business depends upon the sale of Turpin Knives, he may want to rethink his business plan. If I were that dealer, I'd drop a relationship with Turpin like a stone and walk away. Now, if that dealer is really "owed" work by Dustin as some sort of payment, debt, or an "in lieu of" arrangement, then he's also gotten screwed. He just hasn't come to grip with reality yet.

    The fact this dealer told you he was unhappy with YOU tells me a lot about his character.
  2. Spartan00


    Feb 4, 2016
    That's one of the stupidest things I've ever read , not you lawfor the dealer. You get ripped off and shame on you for going public . I wish you would privately tell me the dealer if you remember past conversations and I told you about my friends ...They are very active in the custom knife world and I'm sure they'd like to know what dealer did this to avoid then from now on.
  3. looseyfur


    Aug 4, 2006
    you cant make this shit up if you tried.

    hate to quote myself but:
    "stop protecting the value of a product when you know there is no value in the man."
  4. Crossdraw

    Crossdraw ~ Rob ~ USAF Retired ~

    Oct 13, 2013
    When you're right, you're right. Well said.
  5. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Very intelligent dealer.....instead of ripping into the piece of shit that is responsible, attack the guy that got robbed??
    Makes sense........if you're a heartless prick.
    Again Dale.....don't sweat that shit my friend.
  6. phil40000


    Oct 29, 2011
    Every retailer who sells this cucks knives needs petitioning.

    The community needs to stand together and not give in to selfish preservation regarding any DT knives they have in their possession.

    Listen Dustin, this is not going to go away and end up on page xxx of the hall of shame. It's staying up here to reign shame on you until you step up and make our pal Dale whole again.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    I'd love to see him step up and square Dale away Phil, but good old DP is now blaming Dale for all this because he went public. Psychopaths, when cornered, lash out and blame the whole world.......because they will NEVER look at themselves.
    So at this point Dustin Turpin is feeling sorry for himself and telling himself big bad meanie Dale is a big bad meanie.
    I can't imagine going through each day with this shit on my head.
  8. cda555


    Nov 17, 2015
    I would love to know the dealer so that I can avoid him.
  9. ncrockclimb


    Nov 20, 2014
    Wow. I am sorry for those that own Turpin's knives. If those knives drop in value it is due to Dustin being an unscrupulous liar and NOT Lawfor's actions.
  10. Gastonknife

    Gastonknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Wow, what a selfish person - dealer- who puts making money on things they do not even have yet ahead of integrity and calling out a lying thief. No one needs to do business with a "dealer" like that. There are way too many honest upstanding makers out there to defend this turd. Shame on that dealer.
  11. lawfor


    Dec 25, 2013
    Well, I just thought it interesting given Rob's comments but don't want to say more about that. Want to keep the focus right where it belongs, on the man with absolutely zero honor or integrity- Dustin Turpin.

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    Sep 5, 2014
    For anyone curious this thread is now above Mr. Turpin's own shut down site which should be very telling to anyone researching a new purchase.
  13. jhalb


    Jun 20, 2015
    I was able to find this, some of us would like to ask him to immediately compensate the OP. [email protected]

    - Dustin Turpin knives - I would not recommend buying his pot metal trinkets. They are no longer of value. He is a common thief. Not an artist, but a con-man. Preying on the weak. Stealing from good people. This knife maker is not exhibiting the kind of behavior that would be attributed to a wildly imaginative and brilliant artist, quite to the contrary, but shows his true colors of a common bottom dwelling thief, and vigorously seeking out new methods of stealing his victims blind. Presently, a $7000 dollar Rolex watch, taken from his victim. How many others have been bilked by this monster? Who knows? Let others begin coming forward to tell their stories......
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2016
  14. Crossdraw

    Crossdraw ~ Rob ~ USAF Retired ~

    Oct 13, 2013
    Somewhere out in the knife community, this dialogue is already happening:

    BUYER: Hey, I'm really interested in the knife you have for sale. Would you consider a possible trade?
    DEALER/SELLER: Maybe. What do you have to trade?
    BUYER: A Dustin Turpin ____________.
    DEALER/SELLER: Uh, no thanks.

    And that, gentlemen, is the sound of a knife maker's secondary crashing through the floor.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2016
  15. Dead-On


    Apr 5, 2013

    Same here. Please PM me the dealer so I know not to deal with him.
  16. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Sent Dustin Turpin a couple e mails and it seems that addy is good.....no bounce back.
    Nothing horrifying or threatening......just a heads up or 3.
  17. Deiphod


    May 2, 2016
    This info may have already been posted in this thread, but I couldn't find it. If this is old info, I apologize.

    I just noticed that some dealers are selling a Brous Blades/Dustin Turpin collaboration - The Insight.

    This is very discouraging. I have sent messages to Brous and KC letting them know, especially Brous, that this collaboration is a black eye to their reputation.
  18. lawfor


    Dec 25, 2013
  19. cda555


    Nov 17, 2015
    At this point I would be pursuing legal action. Even if OP got the other 2 knives what would these knives be worth now? Nowhere near $7000.
  20. Anderdale

    Anderdale Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2015
    I agree, why haven't your gone legal with this? You have been scammed. Probably time to realize that.
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