Deposits for Custom Knives: Yes, No, Maybe?
Because issues can arise it is imperative for both maker and collector to keep their communications (particularly emails). Should something go wrong, if the maker belongs to a professional organization such as the US Knifemakers Guild or the American Bladesmith Society (as examples) and file a complaint against a member in good standing. You will need communication records lest it turn into a he said/she said situation.
Ordering a custom knife should be a pleasurable experience! Open and direct communication between the maker and collector will insure the makers builds the knife you order. I don’t know a knife maker who does not want to do their best to get you the knife you want. Remember, it is best not to pay for the knife upon ordering it. Many knife makers have told me, “The hardest knife to build is the one that has been paid for.”
Robertson’s Custom Cutlery is your source for custom knives from today’s leading custom knife makers. We only feature the highest quality knives at value prices. Our custom fixed and folding knife selection includes tactical fixed and folding knives, presentation fixed and folding knives, bowies, hunters and skinners, and a large selection of forged blades. Les Robertson, author and owner of Robertson’s Custom Cutlery, is also a Field Editor for Blade Magazine and an instructor at Blade University. If you have questions about the content in this article or about any knife or maker on our website, you can contact Les directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 650-0252.