...I've been busy adding quite a few options in preparation for batch 19. And I must admit, I am pretty excited by what has just been readied..
First off, the blog itself has been restructured slightly - you can sign up to be notified when there is a new post towards the top, there is a search box to the right which will search through both the site and the store for any SBG custom Katana related questions - the countdown to Batch 19 ticks away at the top of the blog, and quite a few other tweaks of one kind or another (better internal linking, a page with bigger pics of all the components, etc).
But the real meat and potatoes added is a brand new page which lists no fewer than 80 new tsubas that we can source for an additional $20! Check them all out here:
Special Order Tsuba List
If that wasn't enough, due to frequent requests, we have added two new major options to the extras line up - blade and tsuka extensions! (though not both, as to do so creates a sword that sticks out too much from the others and cannot be batched effectively).
Tsuka's from 12" to 14" long for those with big hands or who just prefer a longer handle, from $20 to $30 extra depending on length.
Blades from 30" to 33" long (O-Katana) for an additional $20 per inch added.
You can see both options listed at the bottom of the SBG Katana order page here.
Add all of the available options now together and I really have no idea just how many possible combinations there are! But no doubt about it, Batch 19 has more variety than ever before - I really look foward to seeing the designs people come up with!
Ok, well, that's enough for now - plenty more behind the scenes preparation that needs to be done over the next 4 and 1/2 days to launch, and still several hundred emails to get around to, so sign up to the blog notifcation list to keep abreast of it all! :-)