Looking forward to a much better 2014!! As many of you know, I've got myself in over my head with a backlog again. It's not NEARLY as bad as the last time and I'm going to nip it in the bud before it gets any worse. Over the past month, I've made a pretty good dent in it. January is going to be full force on getting caught up. I'm going to do my best to keep my promise but on a few high end builds, I'm best off issuing refunds. Again, my MOUTH agreed to builds that my a...ss cant cash right now and I'm very sorry for that. I get just as enthusiastic about these builds as you guys do and I guess I just tend to over promise. In order to get this situation wrapped up by the end of January, I may be posting some knives that have been cancelled and available. I might also offer "openings in my book" as I issue refunds on cancellations. My main goal is to settle up with everyone ASAP no matter what it takes. It might not be pretty but it's going to happen so I can get back to a normal schedule. I need to get back to building what I want and allow myself some design and creative time. That's when my knives are at the highest level and that's when I enjoy knifemaking the most. The last thing I want to do is turn friends and customers into enemies and whenever I find myself juggling a backlog, that's what seems to happen First up is a Bruiser, if anyone might be interested, please contact me. If you are waiting on a knife, I'm on it, I'm not going anywhere and if you have any concern please Email me at nblackwood4(AT)gmail.com. I will be glad to let you know the status and anything else I can provide. Have a safe and Happy New Years. I'll reply to all inquiries on the 2nd.