Uncle Bill needs your vote. PLEASE READ!!

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Bill Martino, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. Svashtar

    Svashtar Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    Seems to me that the solution is simple: Don't send him a refund, but split the difference and send him Dan's sharpening CD or point him to a sharpening thread.

    If he has spent this much time on it the poor guy is obviously not sharpening the blade correctly and is working against himself!

    Makes sense to me!

  2. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    If somebody else is offering to buy it....my offer is null.

    Only stands if Mr. M is still looking for a refund.
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  3. ferguson


    Feb 21, 2001
    Nope but when I sand the meat of'n one of my knuckles, I cuss a blue streak!

  4. Yvsa


    May 18, 1999
    Hey gang! I registered over there and invited Geoffery over here for help if he wanted it. I also told him about Uncle Bill's policy of guaranteeing the khuk for the first owner only because of people buying the knives second hand, trashing them and then returning them for a refund often more than they paid for the knife to begin with.:(

    If he comes over please everyone be nice to him. It wasn't his fault the khuk came dull and we all know how often the noobs come in here asking about sharpening.;)
  5. DeathDancer


    Dec 20, 2000
    No. :cool:
  6. At this point it seems my opinion is rather unnecessary, but....I'll give it anyways.

    Refund= Not only "No" but "HELL NO!" I would say more, but this is said to be a family friendly place.... :D

    Daniel Koster is my hero- Not only did he design my favoritest khuk, he's showin' damn strong moral fiber by making his offer and helping to lighten Uncle Bills worry load.
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  7. BruiseLeee


    Sep 7, 2001
    Does that mean I have to edit my "cursed war club" remark?
    :) :p
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  8. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002

    Good call, Yvsa. We can't expect him to know everything, or anything for that matter, about HI or the khuks. I for one would feel pretty crappy if this is this guy's first handling of a khuk, and he is totally turned off by it because he first gets the shaft on ebay, then the HI community beats him about the head and shoulders for it. IMHO, FWIW, I think that if he comes forward looking for help we just let this matter slide on by if he really seems to want our help. I mean what does he have to lose? he's already been offered his asking price by Dan to buy it. Heck, i'd buy a 12" AK for 50 bucks even if it was beat to hell. I'm looking to replace the one I gave away anyway;) So he has 2 offers right there if he can't get it right. No lose situation in my book.

  9. hdwrlover


    Sep 21, 2003
    Our khukuris are made for heavy use & are backed by a written no-nonsense

    LIFETIME GUARANTEE (both blade and handle!)
    and sent with a satisfaction guarantee.

    Don't know what I can add that hasn't been said already, but my vote is also no cash refund since person is not the original buyer. However, if you go by what is stated on the HI website, the Khuk should be backed up and repair or replacement given once it is established that it is a HI product. Maybe the above guarantee needs to be modified if this is not true.​

    Busse has a similar warranty and a good part of the reason I buy his products at a high price - whether directly or indirectly.​
  10. Yvsa


    May 18, 1999
    Okay, I see now. It was my habit of clicking on the last post and not paying attention to who posted the thread to begin with.:rolleyes:

    I vote NO as well because it has been the policy of HI for quite a long time now to only refund the original buyer.

    But like I said in my previous post, "I registered there and invited geoffrey here." "It wasn't his fault he got a dull khuk."

    Lets all help him out if he joins up with us.:D
  11. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I'm all for helpin the new guy....no problems there. Come on over, friend. We'll get it straightened out.
  12. donutsrule


    Feb 14, 2003
    Exactly. I've spent a long while with various techniques and various khuks, but I can't say I ever held the khuk responsible for not being sharp at the end of the day.
  13. Drdan


    Dec 24, 2003
    He's not the original owner, and HI is certainly not responsible for his lack of sharpening skill. They're not responsible for my lack of it either. :D Reasonable is inviting him offer, being nice, and getting the situation straightened out as Yvsa suggests... It's more than reasonable, and a nice boost for HI's integrity above and beyond the call of duty! :cool:
  14. depusm12


    Jan 17, 2005
    I vote no for all the previously stated reasons, however he has an offer from Dan to either buy the kukri or sharpen it for him that is more than generous.


    Badges, we don't need no stinkin badges
  15. Snoopy

    Snoopy Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 1999
    Another NO from me.

    I am hoping that the purchaser will come over to this forum and get some help. It is clear that things can and will be worked out if he does. I think the person that should be questioned is the ebay seller since this doesn't sound like a HI product in the first place.

    Dan, you are the best!

    Also liked the comment of having Master Shiva Ki take care of the sharpening, gave me a very good chuckle. :D
  16. Roadrunner


    Jun 9, 1999
    I'm going with the crowd on this one. Considering the quality of said crowd, I consider it a wise choice. The warranty applies to the original owner only, and it isn't as if a potential customer is being left out in the cold. Reading this thread I came across no fewer than five offers to sharpen or buy the item, and I had planned to offer my services at no charge if someone hadn't beat me to it. Anyone who could fail to be impressed with that kind of service isn't going to be a worthwhile customer anyway IMO. I sincerely hope "M" isn't one of those.
  17. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    I agree with NO. Sounds like a guy who needs sharpening lessons, to me...5 hours is enough time to put a shaving edge on a snow plow blade.
  18. Berkley


    May 5, 1999

    "refund" - to give back or pay back (money, etc.); repay.

    HI never received anything from Mr. M to give back. Seems like Dan and a lot of other generous forumites have offered to make the guy whole in several different ways. Hope he comes over, takes advantage of one of these generous offers, and takes the time to learn from the experience.
  19. Kismet

    Kismet Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    BUSHCRAFT has disappeared. Checking on Google, all I get is:

    This Account Has Been Suspended
    Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible.

    Too much traffic, or did one of you guys get tough with the Brits? :)
  20. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    they exceeded their bandwidth...a little $$$ and it'll be back up again....I'm sure the boys are baffled across the pond.....crazy stuff, though....
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