This post is specifically for people who ordered swords from batch 18 (batched and commenced by the forge on the 5th of December 2011) and haven't emailed me about what is going on. While the vast majority of the swords cleared customs and have been shipped, I hate to say it but we still have a few stragglers that are still stuck in customs (grr) - and the majority of these are for Wakizashi, Tanto and sword sets (though there are still a few Katana).
It's really quite frustrating as batch 18 is now coming up to 150 days since batching, so the last stragglers are some 60 days over the 90 day turnaround time we aim for. :-( However we should have the last ones clear customs within a week and my agent will ship them out as soon as possible, so while I hate to ask for it - please bear with us just a little longer.
Since I am making a quick post, I though I should also mention that batch 19 is coming along much faster - without Chinese New Year to get in the way, batch 19 is 100% on track and I'll be making another post (and sending an email update) around the midway point.
In the meantime, if anyone has any questions please email me and I'll do my best to get back to you asap.