Exclusive to SBG – now when you order one of the ancient or fantasy inspired almost indestructible hand made in the USA swords from Scorpion Swords you get four new custom options for each and every sword in the line up!
Don’t like the black blade of our SBG designed Tactical Ko Katana? No problem! Customize it and select either a 2 toned black and steel color or just plain ‘silver’ (steel). Or want to change the black Mircarta wooden handle to bloodwood, walnut or maple? No problem there either you can do that too!
How about a lanyard hole to attach a lanyard? With or without, its up to you (Lanyard not included).
And the best part is, all the customization options are FREE (and no hidden price rise to cover it either)! Just select what you would like using the dropdown selections when you order and have it made YOUR way..!
Happy New Year for 2018 – hope that this year is going to be a fantastic one for you all.
We certainly have a lot of new projects coming due this year, from a relaunch of Forge Direct Chinese and Forge Direct Japanese to the beta launch of our Fantasy Swords website and exclusive lines, and much, much more..!
Anyway, just wanted to post a quick note to let you know that almost all the delayed orders from between Christmas to New Years have started moving, shipping companies are back doing their thing and our suppliers have all woken up from a brief holiday rest and we are officially back to business as usual.
With Christmas now just around the corner, it is almost certainly too late to be ordering any swords in time for a Monday holiday delivery..
And indeed, with most of our suppliers, warehouses and shipping companies taking a well deserved break over the holiday period we are also planning to take some time off to spend with friends and family.
Our office will be officially closed from Saturday the 23rd of December to January the 3rd of January 2018.
During this time, there will on occasion be a skeleton staff to deal with any extremely urgent matters, but for the most part as our suppliers and shipping companies are only partially open during this period, please expect significant delays.
If you have not already got your Christmas orders sorted, for a last minute gift idea SBG Sword Store GIFT VOUCHERS are a great idea – they never expire and you can forward them to your loved ones on Christmas day so that they can use them to get the sword that they REALLY want, not one that you think they MIGHT like..
It will still be business as usual until the 23rd, so if there is anything urgent you need to discuss with us please contact us at the earliest opportunity.
Basically, there have been some major changes to production of sword components over in China due to (valid) pollution concerns, and all the tsuba and koshirae you see that are made from zinc alloy, brass or copper with gold and silver inlay are – simply not available anymore and are no longer in production until new suppliers set up new, eco friendly factories.
I can’t argue with the need for this, and in the long run, its a good thing. But in the short term, it means that all the koshirae (sword fitting sets – Tsuba, Fuchigashira) like those pictured below to the left are no longer an option..
However, iron Sukashi tsuba are usually made in house by the large sword forges (and the forge who makes our swords for Forge Direct are certainly one of those). So in short, we needed to pull the entire product line and allow them time to re-tool, make new tsuba and see where we are up to over the coming months.
As mentioned, existing orders are all okay – but we can’t take any new ones for the time being.
I will keep you all posted as new developments occur.