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Sounds to me like someone has taken the NKCA money and run.  I have been and I know other NKCA members have been trying to get in touch with this Lisa Sebenick (Davis, Boyles).  To no avail.  I have some possible leads and have called her grandson. He was secretary/treasurer of NKCA but he does not answer.  I think if we can get a list of the members that paid for the 2014 club knives that the list can be forwarded to the Attorney of Tennessee for legal action.  Which I think should be done.  

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In November 2014, I sent a check for my club knife with my lifetime number, and also for 2 youth knives for my grandsons.  The check was cashed December 9, 2014.  December 15th I had called and texted Lisa several times and she finally responded that she was trying to raise funds for the knives and have them shipped.  She mentioned that NKCA was no longer in business and that she was selling her personal knife collection to get the knives produced.  She also said that she put I $10,000 of her own money to keep the NKCA alive. True or not true.   I have tried several times since to contact her but haven't hade any response.  I am out $427.70 for the knives which  also the annual dues for the grandsons.  I hope that the knives get delivered (tho I rather doubt it.).    If anyone hears any further information, I would appreciate the heads up.  Thank you.

Rlch,

I believe you know the same info we do.  I believe by this point the NKCA is done, it would take a call to the state to confirm that the charter is dead.  

I do not know the truth or not of what happened, I just know it did not have to happen this way.  The NKCA could have been brought into the current century and been a partner in assisting AKTI and Knife Rights in keeping our hobby legal and fun.

I offered a place to discuss this because I felt the members had a right to have a gathering space instead of being spread out all over the web.  I was also rather hoping a few people would step up and take it over, turn it around.  I do not think it is possible at this point

Last I heard from Lisa, she still claims that those who paid (and haven't requested a refund) will be receiving their knives. It just took a long time to get enough money together to place the order.  My fingers are still crossed, although it has been over 3 years of waiting since I sent in my money.

Hi folks, there is a short item in the new edition of KNIFE Magazine reporting on the formal closure of the NKCA (the issues are starting to hit the streets now).

I have not been able to reach Lisa either, so every once in a while I would shoot an email to the Tennessee Secretary of State's office to verify the NKCA's existence. In late July they told me that the NKCA would be formally dissolved at the end of the month because they had not been filing their annual reports.

I cannot comment on Lisa's intentions or activities but as far as the state is concerned, the NKCA no longer exists.

Mark,

I appreciate your letting us know and also for publishing what you know about the status.  This saddens me to a great degree but at this point it may just be better to let it go than to try to fix the reputation.  So, we move forward.  For those that have been supporting this group, pay the annual dues to either AKTI or Knife Rights.  Continuing to support our rights in this manner is the best we can do for knife collectors.

The NKCA officially shuts down. According to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office, the National Knife Collectors Association has been Administratively Dissolved in its home state of Tennessee, effective August 1, 2016.

The NKCA officially shuts down. According to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office, the National Knife Collectors Association has been Administratively Dissolved in its home state of Tennessee, effective August 1, 2016.

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