Its about time to start planning upcoming projects for the Summer. If you have any comments about what you'd like to see please drop a line here. I can tell you for starters we'll have one more acidwash Ginunting and a couple Talibongs. Then we'll restock Coverts (there is one left) and do two runs of ring knives. After that we're wide open.
We took a bit of a break in April to do some marketing and admin stuff for my other venture - Muay Thai Dallas. I finally decided that I'd like to spread my love of the sport a bit to the people here in Dallas so I started a small PT gym where I take a few students to coach in Muay Thai. I have been involved in the Martial Arts for 20+ years and in addition to spending many of those years studying Asian weapon arts (what fuels the designs in Biegler Bladeworks) I spent 7 years living in Thailand full-time and training and coaching while there. So if you're in central Dallas please look us up.
We had some success with new equipment in May as we got the large tumbler working and this will allow us to do some nice acidwash and tumbled finishes on swords. You have to buy a monster tumbler to fit swords in it. Shakes the damn building! We're going to have to convert the (also large) surface grinder to belts so it's going to be a bit before we get that machine online. This should be a great help when we get it up and running. Its turned into a real time hog. Lastly the new knife grinder is a dream. The Wilmont is running like a top and its really helping production output already. We'll be going through these growing pains as I struggle to balance finding, building, buying and learning to use new machines with making and designing knives.