Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

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Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by kootenay joe » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:03 pm

I bought a couple of folding knives from Phil Tham in Texas a few years ago. I am trying to contact him but his email address bounces back. My browsers refuse to go to his website "ptartistry.com" saying it is "unsafe" even though a few years back there was no problem accessing his website.
Does anyone here know, or know of Phil or have any contact info for him ? I cannot recall where in Texas he is located.
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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by Madmarco » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:20 pm

Roland! I tried to access the site as well, and it would allow me to proceed but claimed it was "unsafe". Usually a sign that something has changed. Good luck finding your pal. 8)
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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by Montanaman » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:49 pm

I sent Ricky Bob a message asking if he might know.

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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:46 am

Montanaman wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:49 pm
I sent Ricky Bob a message asking if he might know.
Thank you.
"Ricky Bob" ? Menefee ??
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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by Froe » Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:59 am

I tried. The message was that the ‘domain has expired’.
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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by zzyzzogeton » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:50 am

Did a search and found that Phil Tham, knife maker, is currently living in Bryan Texas. I got the Bryan Texas from a Worthpoint listing for one of his knives.

Using

Phil Tham Bryan Texas

as google search words, you can get phone numbers, etc.

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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:44 am

Thank you zzy. I did the same search before posting here and it did not bring up the Worthpoint site. I just did the search again and it brings up Phil Tham in Bryan Texas and a Phil Tham as Director for Texas Department of Agriculture in Austin Texas.
I found a phone number for the Phil Tham in Bryan Texas. I'll give him a call in the morning.
Google search seems to be variable in what it brings up ?
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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by mrwatch » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:45 am

kootenay joe wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:03 pm
I bought a couple of folding knives from Phil Tham in Texas a few years ago. I am trying to contact him but his email address bounces back. My browsers refuse to go to his website "ptartistry.com" saying it is "unsafe" even though a few years back there was no problem accessing his website.
Does anyone here know, or know of Phil or have any contact info for him ? I cannot recall where in Texas he is located.
kj
My browser say's it is an expired domain name.

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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by Montanaman » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:44 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:46 am
Montanaman wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:49 pm
I sent Ricky Bob a message asking if he might know.
Thank you.
"Ricky Bob" ? Menefee ??
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Yep, Ricky said he never heard of him, sorry.

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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:01 pm

I now have 2 phone numbers for Phil Tham in Bryan Texas: 979 778 3130 and 409 830 0089. Neither one is still in service.
This is mystery. When Phil's website was active it showed many knives he had made and was making along with pictures of his well set up modern shop. He was not just 'dabbling' in knife making. He was full time knife making. That was about 7-8 years ago ?
If you find any further information please post it.
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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by conslade » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:19 pm

I used to set up at the Buffalo (Texas) Gun Show across the aisle from Phil. I always loved looking at his stuff. but he hasn't been there for several years now. The show is going to be this coming weekend (Mar.6,7). I'll ask around, see if anybody knows anything.
I loved looking at his knives, finally bought one and then let a friend get it away from me.
By the way, Buffalo is not very far from Bryan.
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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:58 am

Thanks Conslade. I'm sure someone at the show will know something. I hope Phil is still with us. With the cancelled phone numbers and website i am beginning to think he might have passed away.
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Re: Phil Tham Texas Knifemaker

Post by zzyzzogeton » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:43 am

kootenay joe wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:58 am
Thanks Conslade. I'm sure someone at the show will know something. I hope Phil is still with us. With the cancelled phone numbers and website i am beginning to think he might have passed away.
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I'm concerned with that as well, but I'm usually pretty good at finding obituraries and I haven't found on yet.

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