Forge Direct Chinese: 25% off super sale now on!

Only ever discounted once or twice a year, the most astute buyers wait for this awesome opportunity – as the headline states, from now until midnight the 18th of November we have lowered our prices on the entire range of Forge Direct Chinese Swords by a whopping 25%!

With swords available from a few hundred to a few thousand dollar ‘movie star’ quality buys, it cannot be guaranteed that they will arrive in time for Christmas, but many will. And for the others, the deal alone is as good as all your Christmases come at once..!

Check out some of the stunning Master Smith made classics and grab yourself a bargain while you can:

Project X now potentially available all year round!

In past years, perhaps because the economy was in better shape generally and because the price was around $600 less than it is now (and also perhaps because took 2-4 months less to make) – everytime we opened up to take new orders of Project X Japanese we would always receive more orders than the forge could possibly handle and so usually after about a week (sometimes a short as 2-3 days however!) we would close off on new orders and only open them again once the batch was complete..

This meant that to be able to actually get in on one of these swords, it was necessary to be on ‘stand by’ for the notification that we were taking new orders, and so demand would build up and quickly overwhelm us within a few days of opening up again..

It looked like we were on the same treadmill with the relaunch of Project X – the next generation swords, but after I posted we were about 50% of the way to the forges maximum capacity, the orders stopped coming in for the first time since we launched Project X 10 years ago – and have seemingly reached a point where we are optimally balanced between demand for these swords and the forges ability to supply them.

As such, unless we receive a sudden influx of orders that threatens our ability to make the swords in a timely manner – like it’s offshoot forge direct, Project X Japanese will be available all year round..!

We will keep you informed if we get close to being forced back into the position of ‘batching’ the orders again – but for now, the rush and the pressure to get an order in before the opportunity snaps shut again is off and you can take your time designing your perfect high end custom laminated Katana or Wakizashi..

Project X Orders already at 50% capacity..

In what is only slightly longer than a 24 hour period, the relaunch of Project X Japanese that we talked about on the 3rd of May has already reached 50% of this batches maximum production capacity!

While the previous batch actually stopped taking new orders after only 3 days, it looks like the Next Generation line might not be open all that much longer…

We will be allowing a window of opportunity for anyone who ordered to tweak or adjust their order, but with slots filling up quickly it is recommended that if you don’t want to miss out on this batch of orders you secure your order as fast as possible and make any adjustments to your custom selections AFTER you get your order in as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

We will try to update the blog again just before we need to close of on accepting any new commissions, but in the meantime if you have been waiting for this opportunity, well, you know what to do!

Project X – the Next Generation Relaunch Imminent!

It has been a LONG time coming to this point, but the first and rather revolutionary batch of our best quality custom Katana series, Project X Japanese, is about to relaunch it’s next generation blade design!

Having had some serious issues with lead time and a drop in quality (with the need to raise prices) from the original forge we have used for Project X for the last 10 years, we decided to switch production to a more reliable and even better forge (the one we have been using for Forge Direct Japanese) – taking Project X to the highest possible level.

As with previous Project X offerings – the swords will only be available to order in a ‘batch’ of around 20 swords maximum, after which time the swords will not be available again until the main batch of swords has been completed in approximately 4-6 months..

Due to popular demand – despite a shortage of saya, we are also offering the option to custom order a blade in different blade lengths, though as it will require a custom scabbard to be made for it ordering a custom length sword will cost an additional $200 and add another 4-6 months to the lead time. As such, this new option is not really encouraged – but at least it is there for anyone who really needs a blade with a length different than the standard 28″.

(Side Bonus: This option can also be applied to Forge Direct)

To get the full lowdown on the differences between Project X and Forge Direct, we have updated our page on this blog ‘OVERVIEW: Custom Katana Lines – Similarities and Differences’ so check out this article if you want more detail.

Otherwise, be certain to sign up to the dedicated Project X newsletter for the official ‘go’ signal as well as some exclusive subscriber only bonuses…


In the meantime, here is the first sneak preview at the swords themselves..

PROJECT X – Custom Katana

Project X – Custom Wakizashi/Ko Katana