Update and the Return of the Jim Has Lost It Sale
Just an update...Things here are finally returning to normal and well, I am just sick and tired of the Japanese stuff laying around here so I am going to list a couple of pieces at a time for 3 days in a modified Jim Has Lost It sale with deep discounts on pieces...
This will start on Feb 27 at 12 noon PST.... So take a look at the in stock pages...
Also the return of the throwing axes and RR spike knives will be posted in the next couple of days as well. A lot of you have been writing in about them and now that I have updated my site security I am more comfortable in posting items.
Pieces will be posted as they are finished.
Take care and thank you!!
New Year's Day Madness Sale!
The first few pieces are up...more will be coming as I am having to re-take all the photos of the pieces thanks to the idiot hackers. These should be all up by this evening sooooo take a look.
I will also be placing updates on what has been added as I go along within this update so keep an eye. These prices are good until Friday the 4th of Jan 12 noon Pacific time.
Update No. 1: just put up several pieces that are now ready to go..so please take a look...back to posting...(Note I did find out why my site is being hacked..more on this at a later time..) Expect more pieces up shortly
Update No. 2: put up a couple more pieces, including my "Jimahagane" O-Katana and a Tanto made from high alloy tool steel (F-8) that actually has a HAMON..talk about a PITA..and this little bugger is SHARP to boot...more updates and pieces are being posted...
Update No.3: A few more pieces were added a moment to go...so take a look see..remember this is first come..first served and this is pretty much "the end of an Era" as far as Japanese blades go...so get them while you can.... More as things progress...
Update No 4: I put up a few more pieces in the Japanese section (my New Year's MADNESS) as well as re-constructed the Axe and Rail Road Spike sections that the GD Hackers destroyed..nothing is posted there Yet but there will be....however....I am calling it a night..
Now if any of the pieces I just posted entice you, by ALL MEANS drop me an e-mail cause these are pretty much it for the Japanese pieces..I have been putting this "warning" pretty much "out there" for a while now so this is it..Last call and all that..I still have a few Tanto to finish but that will be during this sale and they will be posted during its run..
Now due to the fact that it has taken me so $^&&!ing long to work passed the damage that the idiot hackers had done I am extending this sale 1 more day...to Noon (Pacific time) on January 5th 2013,,, Now...even though I am extending the sale by 1 day..it is still first come, first served..so remember that..If there is any piece on sale that you wish to purchase, you should act on that ASAP cause once these are gone..THAT'S IT! No more Japanese inspired pieces will be done for a while (and like I said before that means YEARS and YEARS,,,,) So if anything piques your interest, please feel free to contact me.. As always, if you would like additional photos, by all means let me know and I will send them forthwith.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 02 January 2013 11:59)
Update About the Sale and the Site Hacking
As you are aware we got hacked, and hacked BIG TIME. I lost most of the contents on this site. Luckily my head e-vile Minion has the articles, photos and item descriptions backed up and those should be uploaded in the next little while, so that is a relief, still it bothers me greatly that some one would do this so I had acquire and to install several additional safety features as well as get a remote site back up. Now while both are prudent things to do, it couldn't of come at a worse time as my 3rd installment of property taxes are due..Drats...Oh well... So you say..what effect does this have on my "New Year's Day Japanese Blade Sale"? Simple answer NOT MUCH...
Now the way this will be working is like this. I will start to post the Japanese blades around noon time (Pacific Time) on the first and will continue to post them until all of them are up..this will take a few hours as I have to make sure the pages are working (which they are presently) and the sale prices will be good until Noon on the 3rd of January. Now be warned..this is first come..first served here so if you are thinking of waiting until everything is up..you could be disappointed as once they are posted they are available for immediate sale.
OK, now I AM a reasonable man and I will be putting up updates as things are posted, but still..once they are up..they are up. I have but a few odds and ends pieces laying about here (tanto mostly) that I may finish (or may not) at the end of this tear (2013) but don;t bet on it...So for all intents and purposes this IS the END of the Japanese stuff.
So take a look and see what's up for sale starting Noon on the 1st.. I have some really NICE swords, a couple of Gen III's with killer Hamons, a couple of Gen II's with exquisite lines, hamons and superb handling and even my Jimahagane sword will be up and available at a very, very reasonable price..., not to mention that F-8 high alloy experimental Tanto with a very nice but subtle Hamon....
Now keep an eye out here or you may miss out.
On a different note. I wish to thank everyone that wrote in with offers of aid as far as the hacking. This is where I got the information about the additional security measures as well as the "Cloud Service" remote site backup. To all of you I say THANK YOU for your kindness and concerns, I greatly appreciate it.
So until tomorrow...see you at the Sale!
Last Updated (Tuesday, 01 January 2013 05:57)
Update on Site Hacking and New Year's Sale
Just an update on the hacking...OK 90% of this site has been affected...text and information lost, defaced or simply deleted..HOWEVER after speaking with my E-vile minion Karolus...he has the articles, descriptions and photo albums saved..so in the next 10 days to two weeks or so..all of those will be restored..so I ask of all of you to be patient..In the mean time I have signed up for off website back up so if some other square headed wing nut decides to hack me again..I can pretty much restore the site in a matter of a few minutes... BUT..where does all of this put my "New Year's Sale" you ask??
I am working on getting the last few swords wrapped tonight and tomorrow AM.. There are two really NICE DH swords..a Gen II and a Gen III that will be going up as well as three tanto for the opening. These two are NIIICCCE blades..especially the Gen III swords..Great Hada and a drop dead Hamon...PLUS there will be a Gen II Tanto forged out of F-8 Silvanite High Alloy Tools Steel WITH a HAMON..
OK a lot of people will say "No way on Earth can you get a Hamon on F-8 steel"...well no one ever told me that (and the bumble bee flies anyway) so after a good bit of puttering about I have a tanto that is forged from F-8 that HAS a Hamon (OK it is subtle..BUT it IS THERE and easily seen)...and it is waaay too sharp to believe....So be warned this Tanto is in FULL polish (as far as I am concerned. I sliced myself up way too many times finishing this guy)...and since it is an experimental piece..expect the price to reflect these factors..
However...this is truly a one of a kind piece and I can say I am quite certain that no one else could get a Hamon on F-8 Alloy steel like I did.. It is mounted simply in a black and silver leaf finish with silver grey Ito.. A GREAT colour combination....if you ask me...
So take a look see on New Year's Day at around noon-ish (PST) and see what I have up... First come..first served and remember I am at the end of my "research series" for book IV so these will be more or less "it" for the Japanese style blades for a good while..(translate that into at least 5 to 7 YEARS before I make any more..I still have a few numbers left in my series of 125 but I am in NO hurry to finish this series up at all...)
Well I am back to working on restoring my site... THANK YOU to all of you for your patience...
Happy New Year to you all from Salamander Armoury...