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The Disappearance of Trouble Blades (Tim Bakonyi and Jessica Bakonyi)

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by VA Knife Addict, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. leozinho


    Jan 7, 2005
    Even if everyone eventually was 'taken care of', the thread should stand.

    (Lots of instagram knife enthusiasts have no idea about this thread or even Bladeforums. A negative response won't mean there's not an unsatisfied person out there that hasn't received his knife.)
  2. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar

    Sep 1, 2016
    I believe you.
    b00n, palonej, JohnWE and 1 other person like this.
  3. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    But it's all true.

    And strangely enough the dude keeps signing up here with new names or getting his sock puppets to sign up and and try to cover his tracks.

    This is the number 2 result for a google search on "trouble blades". let's keep the drive alive.
    BP Green, Heineken and bonky like this.
  4. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Check source for this . . .
    Heineken and bonky like this.
  5. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp I support the 3rd amendment! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Whataburger got my order wrong, so I was depressed. I really dont like tomatoes.

    This made me laugh though. Thanks for that.

    I've got no money or knife at stake here, but this thread should definitely stand.
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  6. bonky

    bonky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2009
  7. neffarious

    neffarious Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    Do they not realize how shady these posts look?
    BP Green likes this.
  8. bonky

    bonky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    What, a member who joined today and the entirety of his posting history (3 total) are in this thread?

    Surely he's on the level! :D
  9. Popsickle

    Popsickle Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    January 2014, I never received an order made by me over the phone that was taken by Tim personally. No money ever changed hands, all we had at that point was our word. I also have no desire to own a knife by someone who can’t keep his word. I can also substantiate this claim by emails I still have between myself and his wife, and the only reason I spoke to her is because he would never return my texts or emails personally. All this even after he told me on the phone to text or call if I had any questions.

    This thread should ABSOLUTELY stand as is. Let it ride!
  10. Foghorn Leghorn Fan

    Foghorn Leghorn Fan Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    For the millionth time, if it walks like a duck....
    BP Green, Thomas Linton and Popsickle like this.
  11. Heineken


    Mar 23, 2012
    I also had a order with Tim for (2) mini debt collectors over 2 years ago. The price was much below his current asking price so I understand why he doesn’t want to fulfill the order. No money was exchanged.

    I vote this thread should stand as a warning until sufficient time (5 years) has passed with no other negative incidents.
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  12. Brazilian Blades

    Brazilian Blades

    Jul 22, 2016

    I'm yet to see a maker that doesn't honor the list price for when the order was taken. It feels cheap on the maker side since so much rides on reputation. If Scott cook can keep his prices , I'm sure Tim can too.
  13. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    I "understand" why bank robbers rob banks. As Willie Sutton said, "that's where the money is"

    He also said, ""You can't rob a bank on charm and personality."
    BP Green, JohnWE and Popsickle like this.
  14. BP Green

    BP Green

    Oct 23, 2010
    Bumping this because I appreciate the information which kept me from making a serious mistake. I recently took a shine to cleaver style folders. I love the blade shape was seriously considering a DC. Will look elsewhere. Once a crook always a crook. There are far too many honest makers in the business to risk doing business with someone with such a shady history. Thanks BF for keeping this thread alive...
    Matthew W. and JohnWE like this.
  15. JohnWE

    JohnWE Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    Sociopaths have trouble realizing things in general.

    Particularly when they are working a con.
    W. Anderson, JJHollowman and BP Green like this.
  16. Brazilian Blades

    Brazilian Blades

    Jul 22, 2016
    Tim had a table on the GX, and word on the street was that everyone had been taken care of and either refunded or got their knife.

    Anyone still needs to be made whole?
  17. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
  18. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Where is this "street"?

    Another defender. :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
  19. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010

    Corner of Lower Shill Street and Proxy.
  20. IIDiode


    Feb 16, 2017
    So is everyone taken care of ? can anyone speak to still being owed a knife w/ an exchange of funds?

    Trouble is pumping out knives like crazy right now. I have seen 6 up for sale brand new this month alone.

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