Ok, quick overall update time - as I have a fair bit of ground to cover I'll break this update up into several sections, starting with:
Project X closed off around 24 hours ago and formatting the pre-orders and getting the final production information out to the Master Smiths accordingly. Sorry to everyone who is asking if they can get a pre-order in now, at this stage of the game it is a little bit late, but don't worry - you'll get another chance when the swords come in sometime in Jan/Feb (sure, the pre-orders get the best pick - but we are making enough swords - made by the RIGHT people - that even the worst of them would still be an incredible buy. And if there are any that come in with any flaws, we will offer them at reduced price respectively).
Updates will be sent via email to pre-order customers, but you can also stay abreast of the project by signing up to the Project X newsletter here.
With the end of August looming, the Hanwei Raptor special has sold out and been replaced by the Hattori folded model 2202 Katana, back by popular demand.
Check them out here.
SBG CUSTOM KATANA
I will post a proper update shortly on the dedicated blog, but just wanted to keep the stragglers from batch 19 in the loop. Customs finally released all but 10 of the swords and my agent is feverishly inspecting them and shipping as fast as possible without messing it up (after all, after waiting a month extra it would be a disaster to send the wrong sword out just because we are trying to make up for time).
Held back due to the backlog of the SBG Custom Katana in batch 19, we have been sitting on a quantity of Black Dragon Katana - the famous 'all black' design that out of all the possible variations of the SBG Custom Katana appeared time and time again as a popular combination (take one look at it and I think you can see why)..
Shipping may be slightly delayed as my agent concentrates on shipping out those stragglers from batch 19, but we should be fully caught up by next week. Check them out here.
I think that's about it for the time being, as always any questions send me an email and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.