Well, it seemed to take forever, but it looks like batch 17 is now finally dealt with - there are still 2 or 3 swords that we are guiding in but for the most part they are all in and the feedback is what makes it all worthwhile..
Emails such as "Your customer appreciation and dedication is something that seems to a lost art nowadays. My katana has arrived and it is beyond all expectations. Thank you and your team for all of your hard work" and "The tsuba and hardware are incredible and the color scheme on the tsuka is better than I expected! I really appreciate the work done here, it is without doubt fantastic! Can't wait to 'clear some brush!'" make my day and though it sounds corny, they make the hard work behind each batch worthwhile..
Anyway, from now on all updates will be about batch 18 which is currently in production, and of course the next opening in Feb/March (batch 19) - though stay tuned as there may be one more special offer very (very) soon.