I'm not spam - windmill knives
No, I'm not spam. The first site I see when looking it up in google is Cutlery-Shop. I agree, it shows shipping to the US, and if money was no object I could order from that site. It would cost 4 times more for shipping than the cost of the knife (assuming the kitchen classic, or some simple knife). Like most of us, money is part of the equation for me and I can't see paying $69.90 (euro) shipping for a $14.99 (euro) knife, assuming I wanted the classic kitchen knife. A US distributor would import in bulk, and minimize the shipping costs.
To use an analogy, this shipping equation would be like buying a TV for $1,000.00 online, and then paying $4,000.00 shipping. Most folks, including me, wouldn't do that.
I think this is a major contributing factor to the lack of support for Windmill Knives in the US; there is no cost-effective way to get them to the US, and the manufacturer doesn't seem interested.
I'm just curious if anyone has found a better way to get these into the US. I spent considerable time working on a solution back in 2007, but haven't spent time recently so was looking for any other news, since I saw some old threads on this site.