PMs have not gone out. Same situation. We lost our machinist AGAIN and have hired a new one. With CFX chassis needed a complete re-engineer, and the re-engineered designs are currently out with a machinist waiting our turn AGAIN. If our new in house guy gets up to speed before "our turn" we will work them in house but it is a complex design to throw at a new guy so we are trying to cover all bases to get these done as quickly as possible to put this to rest. If you do not want to wait anymore Pfockerchief, AGAIN, please contact me for a refund. This goes for anyone else on this run. This is the same offer that I have made so many multiple times.
Just to give you a head's up, in the past year and a half, I lost my grandmother who was a mother to me, my infant grandson passed after a year long battle with Leukemia, Alan broke his foot, I have health issues and had exploratory surgery three weeks ago, and my grandfather passed two weeks ago (again he was a father to me). Life has been unfairly difficult. However we keep plugging ahead, we have not gone anywhere and we are moving forward on all projects.
Thing is, I can't handle any more stress than I already have. This run has gone stupidly long. It is a personal embarrassment and it is a stress every single day, I have offered multiple times, refunds for the 25% deposit that you paid. If you cannot wait, please take the refund. These types of "do we have PMs" posts are not helpful as they add more stress into an already stressful situation.
Before accusations fly, I am not looking for sympathy. We have obligations and we intend to fulfill them, unlike many others in the industry who take the money and run that is NOT us. We are here for the long term. This particular run was just cursed with a comedy of errors. It has been one thing after another FOR YEARS. Refunds have also been offered, for years. I assume anyone still on the run, which is almost everyone, still wants their sabers and we intend to deliver them. HOWEVER, if you cannot wait any longer WE UNDERSTAND. TAKE THE REFUND. Don't add to the stress. Putting more stress into an already stressful situation slows things down, not speeds things up. It is paralyzing. Please, for the love of God, if you feel you cannot wait, TAKE THE REFUND.
To everyone who has waited patiently over the years, all I can say is I am sorry. This is not some deliberate withholding of your sabers. The sabers themselves have been machined and in house for a couple of years now. The internals are difficult and getting 35 manufactured to specs has proven to be much more of a challenge than I ever anticipated. With multiple hardware changes in between we just keep getting screwed with this. We are so far in the red now that it is a joke. However, again, it is a matter of pride. We are committed to getting it finished and done the right way. I love our design, even with all the wonderful versions that have come out since then I still feel it is definitive and will be a centerpiece to your collections.
So, in closing, PMs have not gone out. I was hoping to have chassis in hand to be able to have something exciting to share as well as collect the second 25% but that is not where we are. Probably looking at after the holidays now for that which is not what any of us want to hear but I would rather be straight up with you, as I always am, in case you decide it is finally time to ask for a refund. The chassis HAS been re-engineered and is retaining some of the pieces that were already manufactured so that should at least help move things along. It is a multi metal machined chassis (no 3D printed garbage) that is classy and detailed. It is a beautiful reveal to reside inside beautiful sabers when it is complete. I promise literally the DAY I have chassis in my hot little hands we will be installing these and getting them out to those still on the run. Anyone who has had enough, please PM me, happy to refund.