I don't have a dog in THIS hunt, but as a customer awaiting a knife I ordered back in April, this could potentially be a concern if shipping times are weeks to months. My question is how are knives being shipped from AS? USPS Priority takes a couple days usually, and even UPS or FedEx will have 2-3 day shipping. Why would you ship custom ordered (or not), expensive knives out by any other method? I understand on my end that my order would take 6-8 weeks to fulfill, which is rapidly approaching, so I hope that mine will ship out within the next couple weeks or so, per AS estimated shipping time for the knife I ordered based on order date (04-26-2017). But once shipped, waiting another month for the package to arrive just doesn't make sense and is not acceptable. Overseas should take longer, I get that, but within CONUS.....??