No deposit is required to order any knife, hawk or leather item. A deposit is required to order a rifle or fowler. The deposit for a rifle or fowler goes to cover the cost of purchasing the lock, stock blank and custom barrel. All deposits are non-refundable, no exceptions. When the money is received it will be spent on the items needed to complete your order in the good faith that you will see it thru to completion. No other payments are needed until completion of your order. Full payment in advance is neither needed nor advised, payment in advance does not get your order finished any sooner. We complete items in the order they are received. We make them one at a time, we're not a factory and we can only work as fast as time and our standards of workmanship will allow. At the time of ordering we will quote an estimated delivery time. Please understand that this is an estimate and it may and probably will vary depending on what all life throws at us between time of order and completion. We will always try and complete all orders in a timely fashion while ensuring the highest standards of workmanship.