Just a quick update as to where we are up to.
Right now we are firmly in between batches 18 and 19. Batch 18 has been a real pain this time around, delayed first by Chinese New Year the 'stragglers' were further held by customs for a ridiculously long period. While most swords have been shipped out, the majority of the sword sets have been sent back to the forge by customs and will apparently need additional documentation (never happened quite like that before, but the procedures for importing blades in quantity are nebulous and change constantly). So we have had no choice but to comply, bite the bullet, and reship them back to Canada.
Anyway, I'm contacting these last few individuals personally after this blog post is finished to let them know and figure out our options.. Not fun I can tell you.. :-(
Fortunately, things are looking a lot smoother for batch 19 (officially batched on the 11th of April). To help customers keep track of where we are up to I have changed the counter on the SBG custom sword page to count down until it is due (must admit, I think I am addicted to these counter things!)
I hope to be posting some photos of batch 19's progress on this blog early next month. Naturally, we wont be taking new orders until batch 19 is completed and in transit, so for those who are waiting for another opportunity, for the time being the above counter is a rough guide.
Will post another update soon - as always if anyone has any concerns at all please contact me personally and I will get back to you asap.