I too have dealt with Richard on many items. I believe he goes by the name Sawgrass on AAPK. He and I have come to terms with all but one knife that I made an offer on. He is a reasonable gentleman and you can bet that the knife you get will be exactly as he states and will almost always be one of the best in your collection.
IF YOU AIN'T BUYING OR LOOKING AT A KNIFE THEN YOU AIN'T LIVING. Always looking to buy good quality Empire knives.