The last 15 hours…

Ok guys, as you may have noticed the countdown clock for closing batch 20 is nearly up.

To date, orders have been nice and smooth and we should be able to batch everything up within 2-3 days after we stop taking new orders. However, as the clock is literally ticking, any orders placed in this last period need to be pretty well thought out – in the first few days of order taking we can (and have) made quite a few changes to individual orders, but now that it’s nearly time to batch – and we DON’T make any changes once we submit your design to the forge – if you are planning on a last minute order, please make sure your design is 100% correct and well thought out.

You shouldn’t rush, if you feel the need to rush ‘something’ in I strongly suggest you instead hold off until batch 21..

I’ll post again soon after the batch closes, but yes – until then, please don’t rush!

Batch 20 opens THIS weekend!

Hi everyone!

I’m pleased to advise that with batch 19 now officially on the way from the forge to my agent that we will officially start taking new orders on Batch 20 Starting THIS WEEKEND!

I’ve got quite a few emails to sort through from people inquiring about this upcoming batch, so if you are waiting on a reply from me please hold on just a little bit longer and I’ll get to you as soon as I can.

In the meantime, here’s a few more pics of batch 19 that the forge snapped for me before they shipped them out.

Swords in ‘socks’ to protect the sayas while prepping
T10 blades with natural hamon
The ‘Black Dragons’ – with and without bo-hi

I’ll try to keep everyone posted, but in the meantime – stand by!

Talk to you all again soon.

– Paul

SBG Custom Katana and Project X

Ok, just a quick follow up to the previous post of the 20th of June.

Things are moving along quite rapidly with batch 19 of the SBG Custom Katana and it is now EXTREMELY close for us to start taking orders on batch 20. Rather than repeat myself here, if you are interested check out the SBG Custom Katana blog here.

The other VERY exciting news concerns Project X – Master Smith forged Katana made under the SBG and Ronin Katana banner. As mentioned in the previous post, the whole story (and it’s a long one) will be posted in the July edition of the Sword Buyers Digest Online Magazine – so if you haven’t already, I strongly recommend you subscribe..

But in the meantime, here’s your chance to sign up to the official Project X notification list!


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So stay tuned folks, July is going to be HUGE!

P.S. We have changed the look and feel of both this blog and the SBG Custom Katana blog to better match the store, plus added a ‘window’ to the Store Blog on the news page. Hope you like it!

Talk to you all again soon.

– Paul

Nearly THAT time again…

Ok, definitely time for a blog update – and quite a bit to report!

First off, Batch 19 should be shipping out from the forge by the end of the month – I’ve just sent a couple of update emails to everyone in this batch along with some pics, but here’s a couple of pics for everyone else.

Some great use of the various configuration options

Gotta love those hamon – the blades rock

Of course with batch 19 nearly clear it means that Batch 20 may well be only a week or so away from opening up on new orders (as it takes a while to process everyone’s orders, compile the master order sheet for the forge, etc – and I don’t want the forge to be sitting idle in the interim).

So if you have been waiting for a shot at creating your own custom Katana in this next batch, you may not have to wait all that much longer!

The only other thing I should mention is that along with batch 19 we will have another limited run of the SBG Black Dragon Katana coming in.

A ‘peek’ at some of the Black Dragons in the incoming shipment

So it’s definitely all hands on deck at the moment, that is for sure!

I’ll post again soon with some more news on batch 19 and a firm date for new orders on batch 20 so talk to you all again shortly!

Thanks all,
– Paul