With 2019 drawing to a close, I have been thinking once again about how to better improve my workflow and have revised my Custom Orders in 2020. While I’ve had some very busy months in the last year, some have been slower and there have been challenges as well as major frustrations.
With all of this in mind I have decided that I would like to reel things back a little bit for 2020. I want to focus on doing what I think I do best, which is making knives to a high degree. Making knives with this high level of detail can be quite taxing to me, the way I work is extremely considered and methodical and requires a lot of energy investment. So having a big workload just isn’t conducive to the standards I’ve set myself.
I’ve decided to limit my Custom Orders in 2020 to just 12 per month, with some months being even less. I would really like to be able to produce extremely well made pieces which a high level of detail, and the only way I can do this is if I allow myself the time. Whether it’s a relatively plain G10 handled knife, or a full Tsukamaki, they all require the time and energy to make them right.
A new Ordering page has been set up to explain the process for 2020. You will also be able to see how many custom order slots are available for next year. You can book any of the slots available, whether its for January or November. My hope is this will better allow me to plan ahead for what I need to make for customers, and reduce some of the waiting times associated with logistical issues.