Not taking away from Consigliere's problems, but Dan Koster is actually worse. He was taking money without delivering knives for far longer. Sad thing is he makes a really nice knife. I've got a Scandi-Nessmuk from him that is outstanding. Went to order another knife and heard nothing for over a year. Then after contacting him I'm told it should be soon. Then dark again for several months. During that whole time I was seeing his knives pop up at various dealers websites. Finally said fuck it and watched him implode over the next year.
Hopefully you get your money instead of the knife Consingliere. If you're like me, the knife will feel "tainted" and you'll not get any pride of ownership out of it.