It's no secret that Matt does amazing work, but what's even more impressive is his level of customer service.
My recent experience... Matt was pretty busy with orders when I originally contacted him. Yet, he always found time to reply within 24hrs. We e-mailed back and forth working out the details. Once we had the details hammered out I sent him the knife for one of his custom Handles. In less than a week I had pictures in my inbox of the nearly completed handle(just needed a finish polishing) and to be attached pending my approval. I was shocked, less than a week turn around for another master piece!
When I received the knife the handle didn't quite have the choil to handle spacing I had requested. In all honesty, this was partially my fault. I had included the spacing on the instructions with the knife, but we hadn't discussed this aspect when we were working out the details through e-mails. My penmanship isn't the greatest. In any case, I sent Matt an e-mail and this is were he gained a my utmost respect and a return customer. That same night I had an e-mail for Matt wanting to make it right. He offered to correct the spacing or a significant refund. I didn't want to take a chance messing up a custom handle moving it myself so I opted to send it back for him to correct.
At the point that I sent it to back to Matt for spacing correction he was even more busy. I believe, booked almost 2 months in advance with work. I wasn't in a rush and let him know that he could get to it whenever he had time. Well... he found time right away. From the time he received it to back in my hands was less than a week. Fixed, shipped and at my door in less than a week when he has plenty of other projects on hand... wow! As expected the spacing is now exactly where I wanted it!
We all make mistakes, heck, we're only human. I'm at least partly to blame here as I didn't include the correct spacing in our e-mails. Yet, the speed at which Matt replied and corrected it has left me greatly impressed. Not only is Matt an artist that does amazing work, but also a truely stand up guy. I am very pleased with the whole experience and had to do a little write up of his excellent customer service. I am looking forward to commissioning him for future custom handles. Well... that is if he is willing to deal with me. I can be one of "those" customers
Thanks you Matt from another happy customer!