And Batch 20 is officially closed!

That’s it guys, batch 20 is now officially closed and my assistant Karyn and I will be going over all the orders in the next couple of days, tying up any loose ends and then getting the instructions to the forge.

I will email everyone who ordered soon afterwards, in the meantime – great to see so many new and original designs.

Once we have the forge running again I’ll be focusing 100% on getting the batch 19 orders to everyone (they are still in transit at the moment) so hope you can all bear with me.

Thanks again,

– Paul

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