But as we run down towards the last opportunity to pre-order John Lundemos stunning Furia – Sword of the Apocalypse, the so called ‘doomsday clock’ is revealed to have moved closer to armageddon shifting the hands to now just 2 and a half minutes to midnight – the closest it has been since 1953 when the first hydrogen bomb was tested..
Naturally we hope that the events we describe in the Furia backstory will remain fiction. But the fact that this is the absolute last opportunity to pre-order this sword, regardless of whether or not the world goes up in flames or just keeps on keeping on as it always has, is very real.
We don’t want to keep anyone waiting any longer.
While John has already begun some preliminary work on the final 10 blades, work begins in earnest on the 3rd of February – and to be fair to everyone who pre-ordered, the opportunity to pre-order will close one minute before midnight eastern standard time on the 2nd of Feb.
Once that threshold is crossed the window of opportunity to pre-order will slam shut, and the very last 3 swords currently open to pre-order will become mine, to gift to some dear friends and keep one for my own personal collection, sell at a price closer to their true value as a never to be repeated, limited edition John Lundemo collectible sword, or otherwise release or not release as I see fit..
The clock may or may not be ticking on the doomsday clock itself. But it is definitely ticking on Furia – and if you wanted one but did not take action fast enough, I am sorry – but it will simply be too late..
Out of the 20 swords that have and ever will be made of this revolutionary sword design by John Lundemo – only 4 pre-order places remain at the time of writing this post..
Those last 4 places are not going to be available for long – and once spoken for – this truly limited edition piece will simply be unavailable to buy unless one of the owners of the 20 swords decides to sell it second hand (and don’t hold your breath on that!)..
In the meantime, here are some photos from the first run from early 2016 that we sent out to customers who pre-ordered the first time around..
Just a quick note that due to several emails from people who wanted to get in on the Forge Direct Special Offer of 20% off the Forge Direct Chinese line but who needed a little extra time to organize their finances to do so, we have been able to secure an extension on this deal until Saturday January the 21st (midnight EST).
At the stroke of midnight, this deal will turn into a pumpkin – so if you needed a little extra time, now is your LAST chance to secure one of these fantastic swords at a huge 20% off discount.
Chinese New Year is coming very soon – and that means that the Forge and the Master Smiths who make our Forge Direct Series swords will shortly be downing tools and taking a break for 2-3 weeks to visit family, recharge their batteries and otherwise do everything we in the West did over the Christmas/New Years period (but for longer and on an even grander scale!).
The bad news for us is that of course any orders placed from now until they get back to work in early February on our Forge Direct Line will not have anything done on them until they get back to work. The good news is that when they do get back to work, they will be rather refreshed and keen to put hammer to anvil – and the period immediately following Chinese New Year is when the forges tend to do their best work!
And the BEST news is – to make up for the delay – any orders placed from now until the 18th of January are not only going to be the very best quality of any swords ordered this year.. But you can also save yourself 20% off the price to make up for having to wait a couple of weeks longer!
As mentioned in a previous post – we were about to and have just added THREE NEW SWORDS to the Forge Direct Line Up – and they are hitting the ground running at the best price you will see them for with the 20% off discount.
We are proud to release a bit of a ‘surprise’ item for fans of Project X Chinese – the limited edition Wind Steel Jian, a stunning 1095 carbon steel with a rare and very hard to reproduce ‘Wind Steel/Feather Steel’ shuangxue (hamon)..
Close up of the Wind Steel pattern, made by a special differential hardening technique. Click on the pic to enlarge.
This sword has been produced in conjunction with Ronin Katana and, apart from this blades amazing cutting power, durability and stunning blade and fittings – is not a pre-order item, it is available for immediate delivery, and there are only 4 pieces available – making it a true limited edition release for Chinese sword enthusiasts..
While the name ‘feather steel’ may make it seem like a lightweight, nothing could be further from the truth..
Like I said, only 4 are available and it is a limited edition, one off piece – so don’t miss out!