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STOLEN KNIVES ALERT: Ken Onion

Discussion in 'Hall of Shame' started by KnifeAddictAK, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. rottwang

    rottwang

    310
    Feb 5, 2006
    Crap, what could you do? Try to buy them to get them back to Ken? Call the Police? which LE agency would be able to help? don't know about eBay (the company)'s willingness or ability to assist. people's account information can get stolen, and even if the seller were tracked down it may just be the victim of ID theft/phishing/spyware :(
     
  2. OilMan

    OilMan Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2004
    Anything new on this? You'd think that as unique as all the knives were one or two would have popped up by now.:confused:
     
  3. flbache

    flbache

    229
    Dec 2, 2004
    WOW, i am stunned. Anything new on this. I hope it wasnt TSA, but I do bet it was probably a baggage handler.

    flbache
     
  4. skunked

    skunked

    262
    Sep 25, 2004
    Bring this back. Any update that I missed?
     
  5. Lone wolf and cub

    Lone wolf and cub

    6
    Feb 13, 2007
    Why is this thread in the Hall of Shame?
     
  6. user24

    user24

    223
    Nov 10, 2006
    I remember this thread the first time. As much as I'd love an update, my gut tells me (as it did back then) that these beaut's are gone for good.
    I've (thankfully) never had anything significant stolen from me, much less anything I've spent untold hours working at, so I can only guess how bad this must have felt. What a shitty world we live in sometimes. My thoughts go out.
     
  7. drift draft

    drift draft

    May 12, 2007
    Cause it's a shame?
     
  8. nate3993

    nate3993

    Jul 29, 2008
    that's horrible...i went to that show too
     
  9. CrialJLA

    CrialJLA

    357
    Dec 17, 2008
    Dang those are some nice knifes too..
     
  10. FWO

    FWO

    622
    Oct 31, 1998
    There are a lot of collectors outside the U.S. That will buy from top American makers. Let us hope they will help rather snatch a bargin piece.
     
  11. lordoftherings

    lordoftherings Banned by Moderators Banned

    118
    Sep 29, 2009
    Probably some baggage attendant at the airport snooping though baggages.Easy way to make a buck is by stealing from those who are less fortunate.
     
  12. DrivebyTrucker

    DrivebyTrucker

    Nov 8, 2005
    Guys, I hate to say it, but you really can't check luggage in anymore unless you are ok with it being lost, damaged, or stolen. I know, it sucks, and you don't want to believe it. But many of us who travel know it is true. If you have to fly and take something with you (Ken Onion lives in Hawaii so it's not like he can drive there) then it's best to ship separately and insured. I'm not saying it's Ken's felt. But you can bet he was kicking himself after it happened and will likely never check anything valuable with the airlines again.

    That's the reality of flying in America.
     
  13. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    with the Shot show coming up, and still on my mind a local maker almost losing his entire display collection travelling back from Blade, a little bump...


    Bladite
     
  14. illumination

    illumination

    125
    Nov 21, 2005
    a few years ago - around the time Ken's knives were stolen - someone stole my entire suitcase (clothing, scuba gear, etc) in transit. I arrived in Southeast Asia wearing winter clothes with nada to change into. My loss was small in comparison to his, but I can relate to how he must have felt. I never check anything of value anymore, but that's really not much of an option with knives...

    Thieves are rotten scum...
     
  15. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    to this day, Ken's suitcase is sitting in a storage locker somewhere, along with 90000 other bags, boxes, and items, ... all of them misplaced by gnomes...

    #
     
  16. SilentJohn

    SilentJohn

    Feb 11, 2008
    I would like to hear a few stories about stolen knives hat were found and returned
     
  17. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster

    16
    May 18, 2010
    Someone should get this in the media or something. Like have Chris Hansen or Dateline NBC start an investigation. Like purposely place obvious high value items in luggage with a security device (camera, or something else) and see what happens. I'm sure someone would want to investigate since Ken Onion is a victim personally.

    P.S. Chris Hansen would verbally tear em apart in a professional manner.
     
  18. peterinct

    peterinct

    Dec 13, 1999
    WOW!! I can't believe it was almost 4 years ago now. I remember when this happened. I was hoping to hear of a good end to this:(

    I had some minor things stolen and I would bet it was baggage handlers.

    TSA is a fairly good paying job and those people are scrutinized. At BDL, the local airport, there was a sting operation on baggage handlers, and quite a few were caught stealing from bags. It had proliferated to an absurd level!

    Peter
     
  19. SilentJohn

    SilentJohn

    Feb 11, 2008
    Yeah man I am never taking anything expensive with me on a trip unless I have it in carry on and even then maybe 1 or 2 things a camera and my itouch
     
  20. shooter_250

    shooter_250

    114
    Aug 26, 2007
    One of the Mods posted that this thread warranted a "sticky"..i'd have to add whoever did this warrants an azz whuppin

    Good Luck getting them back Sir...

    God Bless

    Lee
     

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