Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby Larry_Mott » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:38 am

I buy almost all my new Spydercos from Whitemountainknives, occasionally BHQ, and Knifecenter. Bento Box delivered flawlessly a while back too.
eCop on ebay has provided good service to me as well.
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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby 40mm » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:58 am

Anyone know of an online dealer that you can call and have them check a few samples for centering etc?

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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby PStone » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:44 am

40mm wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:58 am
Anyone know of an online dealer that you can call and have them check a few samples for centering etc?
I’ve called and had Knifeworks check for me before. As well as SoonerState, CutleryShoppe, and NewGraham. Asked SMKW and they said not possible but I could return if I wasn’t happy.
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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby 40mm » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:53 am

Thank you sir!
PStone wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:44 am
40mm wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:58 am
Anyone know of an online dealer that you can call and have them check a few samples for centering etc?
I’ve called and had Knifeworks check for me before. As well as SoonerState, CutleryShoppe, and NewGraham. Asked SMKW and they said not possible but I could return if I wasn’t happy.

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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby toxophilus » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:54 am

OP; no issues here (knives & service) from the few times I've gone with Bento Box Shop :spyder:

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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby JuPaul » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:04 pm

40mm wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:58 am
Anyone know of an online dealer that you can call and have them check a few samples for centering etc?
I also know you can ask Knife Center to do that, but I think they ask you to put your request in the comments when you check out.
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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby JMM » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:33 pm

I've had good luck with DLT, National Knives, BladeHQ & KnifeWorks
I've had one good and one bad experience with Optics Planet, I won't have another.
I've bought from BBS twice, they are on the steep side, but they have Exclusives that are awesome, so there ya go...
I've also had good luck with CountryKnives, which while they charge retail, they have a unique & extensive inventory unlike anyone else if you are looking for a long disco'd or hard to find knife, and they are a brick in mortar shop too... plus they're super cool to deal with via email or phone, really nice folks.

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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby redhawk44357 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:37 pm

I have used KC several times never any problems.

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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby elduderino04 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:47 pm

I've had great experiences with Knifejoy, New Graham, National Knives, Knives Ship Free, Blade HQ, Knifeworks, Knifecenter, River's Edge Cutlery, Smoky Mountain, DLT.
I've had a very bad experience with Knife Outlet (taking orders for sprint run knives they didn't have and ultimately never received, then taking days to admit it, causing people to miss out on ordering elsewhere). I may shop with them again, but its doubtful and never for a sprint run.

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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby JRinFL » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:43 pm

elduderino04 wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:47 pm
I've had great experiences with Knifejoy, New Graham, National Knives, Knives Ship Free, Blade HQ, Knifeworks, Knifecenter, River's Edge Cutlery, Smoky Mountain, DLT.
I've had a very bad experience with Knife Outlet (taking orders for sprint run knives they didn't have and ultimately never received, then taking days to admit it, causing people to miss out on ordering elsewhere). I may shop with them again, but its doubtful and never for a sprint run.
I hate to pile on, but KO failed me in exactly the same manner and also shipped another order to a seemingly random address. They made it to my “never again” list.
River’s Edge, Sooner State, Knives Plus, and BBS have all been great. The rest of the big names have all lived up to their well deserved positive reputations as well. Collector Knives is excellent, but currently does not sell Spydercos.
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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby kennethsime » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:45 pm

BBS has provided the best service so far. Ordered three times, always shipped next day with USPS Priority and arrives within two days.

BHQ and BladeOps have been pretty good also.
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Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Postby zuludelta » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:30 am

I generally prefer buying knives in person at a brick & mortar location. I like being able to "try them on" and getting a feel for how they fit my hand & whether there are any potential hotspots, how the weight is distributed, etc. And I just like being able to talk shop with people who know knives... there aren't any "knife people" in my social circle.

There are times when buying online is the only option, though, and when I go that route, my go-tos are Blades Canada (a.k.a. Warriors & Wonders) and Gorilla Surplus. Prices are a bit on the high side compared to what some overseas sellers offer & new models take a bit longer to get added to inventory but it's important for me that I support local businesses especially at this time. I've bought I think 10 knives online from Blades Canada & maybe 2 knives online from Gorilla Surplus over the past few years & have no complaints.


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