First off, as the title of this post suggests, welcome to the new look SBG Sword Store blog!
Of course, it is not just the appearance of the blog that is different. Indeed, as anyone who has been a regular SBG site and store visitor could tell you, since March the site, store and now the blog have all changed their basic apperance!
But as with the other changes, they were more than skin deep – having added new functionality for the future by migrating the blog from blogger (which served us well for many a year and which I can highly recommend) to our own hosted wordpress blog.
You will see exactly how this will transform and I hope make the sword store blog even more useful and interesting over the coming weeks and months.
But in the meantime, stay tuned – another reason for transferring to our own, more robust platform is because we plan on posting a lot more often than we did with blogger. And as we have not posted for a while, and we are about to release TWO new SBG exclusive products witin the next 2 weeks as well as many other exciting developments coming to a head, we have a lot of news to share…!
Talk to you all again soon, and thanks for bearing with us while we remodelled the site and the store. What you see now is pretty much what we plan to be using, and while there are still a few more tweaks here and there, the foundation is solid – no major disorentating changes from now, I promise!
Sometimes, no news is good news, and to date that has been the case with batch 24 of the SBG custom Katana – officially due to arrive between the 5th and 15th of July (sorry, a little confusion on the due date on this one – officially it should be the 15th of July but elsewhere I may have accidently mentioned the 5th of July..)
Either way, we are most definitely on or even slightly ahead of schedule, so here are the first pictures direct from the forge of some of the completed batch 24 Katana, many of which are already well on the way to our agent for sorting, inspection and final shipping.
So without any further ramble – have a look and see what you think!
Really quite an eclectic mix, who knows maybe you can see YOUR design in there!
Talk to you all when we have some more news (and you had better believe it when we say that very soon we will have some extremely exciting news), but in the meantime – we are on schedule and on track across the board. 🙂
Batch 23 (closed Mar 14) is now almost nearly complete with some swords already arriving with my agent and are now being sorted and inspected. At the forge, its only packing, and finishing up some stragglers – they are now underway with Batch 24 (closed April 5th) and overall, nicely AHEAD of schedule.
Which allowed them a little time to take a few quick shots of some of the finished batch 23 swords as follows:
Email updates are forthcoming, in the meantime – enjoy the eye candy! If you are a batch 23 customer, you might just see yours in here!
Talk again soon.
I am too busy doing the actual work to blog about whats been done to date (anyone paying attention may notice it looks, feels and handles a tad more modern (oxymoron – not you, my terminology – heck and me! Who collects swords in 2014?
Well, I have run this store since 2007 – and now we are investing for 2014 and beyond. Check the site in your tablet, ipad, iphone, android, robot or that thing that used to be attached to the keyboard.. (which I have been more or less non stop for the last few days) – so forgive me if things on the outside keep changing in the wee hours.
Unless we switch payment options off in the wee hours US Easter standard time, the system remains secure and running safely 100% of the time..!
Sorry for an unfamiliarity, I think it should be worth bearing with me in short term.
Will update with more info after a bit of a rest. Apologies if any emails directed at me take until Mon evening before I can personally reply – its actually a bit of a messy backlog due to the need to focus o the store so much, but after a break and some tweaking the store over the weeked, I will do my best to focus on amy emails for me that have build up by Monday night at the latest.. (sorry, its worth it I think!)..
This is pretty crazy and to be honest we arent even close to breaking even on these – but we have a limited number of DELUXE MOTHER OF PEARL SAYA available in three styles:
And each saya comes with Real Buffalo fittings as a secondary bonus. And to test the waters, the price is…? What? How much?
Check it out here, and if you would like try try a little taste of luxury at a token price point, well – here is your chance.
P.S. Only available on a 28″ blade and in the colors provided. No modifications are possible, what you see is what you get (and its pretty easy one the eye!)