It's been one crazy summer. Three knife shows, family medical stuff, the wheels falling off of my poor old pickup (well, almost; the brake booster and wheel bearings went out in rapid succession), and work to launch my stock removal line of blades (Helm Enterprises, Grinding Division www.helmgrind.com).
So I have gotten behind in taking care of custom orders. There's a lot of communication involved in building a custom knife, so even if I have you written down on my list, discussing new commissions divides my attention and can make it hard to keep track of what I need to work on right now.
To help with keeping focused on taking care of the customers who have already made commissions with me, I am taking a break from accepting new commissions until I can get more caught up. I am working on them right now in batches, which is more efficient than working on one at a time. I'll be posting the new work as I finish it up, just like usual. I'll also be continuing to work on prototyping and streamlining the process of building my line of stock removal blades as I do that.
1. If you're active duty military and you're looking for a knife, go ahead and contact me. You go to the front of the line.
2. If you've commissioned a blade from me and we haven't communicated in a while, drop me a line. I'm only human and I sure want to make sure that I have you on the list of blades I'm working on.
3. If we're in the process of discussing a commission, don't worry. You got in under the wire. :) We'll get everything hashed out and you'll be added to the list.
Thanks for all your patience and for taking an interest in my work. It is greatly appreciated!