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STOLEN KNIVES ALERT: Ken Onion

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

  1. Haystack2.0

    Haystack2.0

    3
    Oct 28, 2010
    Ken Onion, knife-jacked at an airport? How can someone be stupid enough to steal another mans master peices? I bet they'll be pawned or end up on the open market within the next year, I feel sorry for Ken and the idiot that took them, but how does TSA allow this kind of stuff to happen?
     
  2. 13ninjas

    13ninjas

    Aug 2, 2009
    This happened in 2006.....I don't think anyone has repoted seeing any on the open market.

    Welcome to BF!
     
  3. Sirmasta

    Sirmasta

    48
    Jan 14, 2011
    Ken Onion, isn't he the famous knife maker? Well, that sucks. I bet someone had no clue what exactly they have in their possession but I would assume they will never show up again. What about airline security cameras? Surely they have the security cameras that caught the dude in the act. I would guess they will assist in this but again your at the mercy of the airport.
     
  4. EZ Bake

    EZ Bake

    Mar 5, 2009
    This was in 2006 btw...
     
  5. Davor

    Davor

    662
    Mar 10, 2010
    Did this theft occur in Hawaii? I sometimes wondered if it was part of the U.S.

    I'm traveling soon and I plan to only travel with one or two small folders wrapped in some dirty underwear.
     
  6. Beile

    Beile

    772
    Jul 17, 2006

    Remind me not to buy anything with tan or brown scales from you.:D.
     
  7. SilentJohn

    SilentJohn

    Feb 11, 2008
    Maybe it was a collector or evens a bag person, I would hate to see those being sold for cheap at a pawn shop because the dealer doesn't know jack about custom knives

    They will steal watches from you when you take them off to go through a metal detector
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  8. sgt244

    sgt244 Gold Member Gold Member

    937
    Mar 15, 2010
    its a shame.. but those knives just dont do it for me -.-
     
  9. David A

    David A

    6
    Jan 27, 2011
    When I'm traveling with something valuable, I NEVER let the airlines or TSA anywhere near it. I send it UPS, and insure it for full value. When they know it's insured they are very unlikely to steal it because they know it's very likely their own boss will catch them and nail their hide to the barn.
     
  10. HangLoose

    HangLoose

    165
    Oct 17, 2010
    HI is part of the U.S.
     
  11. SilentJohn

    SilentJohn

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hawaiians are US citizens
     
  12. DialM

    DialM

    10
    Jun 10, 2011
    Try to convince a Hawaiian of that. In international sufing, they don't compete as Americans, but as Hawaiians.
     
  13. Slipdisc

    Slipdisc

    2
    Aug 16, 2011
    That really sucks. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy either. What goes around comes around.
     
  14. seaplane

    seaplane

    680
    Jun 25, 2000
    Ken is actually a native South Carolinian.He just transplanted to HI! :)
    I was wondering if any resolve ever came from this old thread?
     
  15. BRO

    BRO Gold Member Gold Member

    116
    Jan 4, 2007
    Had to be one of the employee's working for the Airlines, Security or one of the contracting types supporting the airport. Shameful, and in many families in today's society, "stealing" is an acceptable income generating method. Public executions need to become common and plentiful.
     
  16. cziv

    cziv

    Nov 24, 2005
    Good idea. Wrap 'em inside and leave some skid marks exposed on the outside! :D
     
  17. skyrivermichele

    skyrivermichele

    1
    Oct 26, 2011
    I have seen these beautiful knives in the summer 2008. I'm not sure any of them are still there, but they were in a small jewerly store located in Snohomish, WA
    on Avenue D. I believe they were selling for around $800-$1400 a piece.
     
  18. cziv

    cziv

    Nov 24, 2005
    You should contact Mr. Onion and the Snohomish, WA police dept. with the exact location and time that you saw them so that they can contact the jeweler who must have a record of how he obtained them.
     
  19. AusieGav

    AusieGav

    172
    Mar 29, 2011
    Well spotted Michele:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: I am sure Ken Onion or his representative would love the exact location so it can be followed up with the appropriate action.
     
  20. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    I sent Ken an email so he'll know about this.
     

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