REPORT: Has Anyone Used Splitting Image Taxidermy?

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I used Splitting Image for my Eastern Cape trophies that I took with African Cape Safaris. Nice shop and Aschlee was very efficient. My only complaints are that they were more expensive than Highveld for more basic mounts. Also, I never received any pictures of my mounts until they were crated. The crate was given to Badger Cargo. Please, understand that Badger did an efficient job of handling my crate. However, I contacted Oxi-Logistics with weight and dimensions of my crate and asked what they would have charged from Port Elizabeth. They would have been about $600 cheaper. Oxi also takes credit cards. Badger could not. I absolutely hate wire transfers.
Having said all of that, my mounts are beautiful. @johnnyblues: I'm sorry that you had a negative experience.
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I used them twice. The first batch was atrocious and they gave me a refund and begged me to try again. The second batch was a marginal improvement but still pretty bad.

I’ve hunted in Africa 20 times since 2011. Used Karoo Taxidermy and Life Form as well as had stuff shipped to Jim Kelly in New Jersey. A few pieces ended up slightly damaged in shipping but nothing major and the taxidermist always made it right.

This is the only taxidermist I will not use and if an outfitter uses them and recommends them to me I will actually cancel a hunt or not book on this recommendation alone.
 

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Since my original reply to this post several years ago, I have used Splitting Image twice more. In every case, the work done has been excellent, trophies arrived without issue, and I have received incredible customer service. I won't say that others have not had the experiences they report but I have had nothing but good experiences with them.
 

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Have you used anyone else?

I’m glad you are happy with your trophies. That’s what matters most.
 

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