The first week of September, after seeing this web site: http://www.solisearch.net/ims/album.php?u_id=11165k5MDt , I mailed Mike MacIntosh a new Spyderco Persian and payment for him to modify the handle scales. After a few months of apparently avoiding my repeated attempts to communicate, and finally - proven deciet, Mike finally admited that he couldn't do the work and he would refund my payment, and send a new Persian to me. That was over two weeks past. I still have not seen a refund or Persian and I suspect I will not, with the expletives I endured on the phone today, and was hung up on.
If any one has had any similar experience with this craftsman or is aware of any recourse avasilable in this situation, please advise.