The Phoenix has Landed
3 days ago
– Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 02:04:15 AM
We received in the first shipment (a few days earlier than I expected) and the knives look great. We shipped some orders to test the systems out, but we don't have enough of the right shipping supplies (I didn't order enough of the right stuff and ordered too much of the wrong stuff). We expect to have all orders shipped by next Thu at the latest. Some of you may have already received your shipment notifications. We did notice some bugs in our process and have fixed them. Hence why we do these tests.
Here are some things you may notice:
- Your packing list may show Tinderquiks and Wombat Whistle separately, but you may receive a Wombat Whistle Vial Accessory Kit which contains the Whistle and Tinderquiks, as well as a bonus Mini Screwdriver/Reflector. This mini screwdriver can be used on the ferro rod set screw.
- Your knife may have residual oil on the blade, especially under the gut hook. This is common since the assembled knife is rubbed with oil to maintain a good finish. No worries.
- Be careful with the tiny screws that are needed to attach the clip to the Talon sheath. You will need both the male and female parts as shown here.
- The dual-tipped screwdriver bit may also have some residual oil. No worries. You can also use this bit to tighten the screws when assembling the belt clip on the Talon sheath, and to change out the replaceable gut hook. Works like a charm.
Here is a picture of the Feather:
You may notice that these are shipped with the desiccant to keep the knives dry. It is best to throw these away when you open your packages.
Here are the two boxes together:
Well, it is late and I need some sleep. Busy day tomorrow. This update isn't exactly pretty or very entertaining, but hopefully it is informative.
If you find any issues with your shipment, please contact us directly at email@example.com.
Thanks a ton everyone.
Shipment is on the way
14 days ago
– Tue, Jul 02, 2019 at 07:47:11 PM
Woohoo! The first shipment has left the factory and is on its way. It should take about 10 days to get to us with the consolidation at origin, unloading in the USA, trucking to Colorado and then getting delivered to our door. We received the inspection report with some pictures. Things are looking really good. Here are some of the pictures.
We will be locking orders in Backerkit next Monday. Add on items, make changes, get your buds to all order a Phoenix set now. :)
I just wanted to get this quick update out since I will be out of pocket the next few days and I didn't want to leave it all on Mike's shoulders.
Have a wonderful Independence Day to all the US citizens out there. And all the rest of you, enjoy your July 4th as well, however you choose to spend it.
Thanks for all of your support and patience.
Be well as you explore with confidence,
19 days ago
– Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 09:22:00 PM
We had an awesome Outdoor Retailer trade show last week with some really good interest in the Phoenix knives by customers here in the USA and in Canada, which was exciting.
Here is the shipping update.
The factory is making the booking with the freight forwarder (Expeditors Int'l) today for shipment early next week. We had expected shipment from the factory tomorrow, but they weren't quite ready with the Talon. The Feather is finished and packaged, but we are waiting on the final production of the Talon now, which should be done early next week. Then all the product gets sent to the airport to be air-shipped out to us here in Colorado. We will ocean-ship the backup product, but want to get this initial shipment out ASAP.
It will take 7 - 10 days for the product to arrive and then it will be just a few days for us to inspect the product and get out all the orders. All other product is ready to go. When your parcel ships, you will get an automated shipment email with the tracking number. USA destinations should get their parcels within a few business days from when we ship. Most will be shipped via USPS. International destinations will take a little longer of course.
If you have any questions or want to touch base with us directly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so close. Finally...
We will send out another update as soon as we get shipment confirmation that the knives are on their way to us.
Please support small business and help us spread the word.
Mike & Joe
Production in full progress ...packaging approved
about 1 month ago
– Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 10:30:32 PM
Over the last couple of weeks, proofs showed up for full packaging. Yup, they were approved and the first production run of packaging has been created :)
They look great! ...the Talon and Feather fit perfectly in their respective boxes.
This is a Kickstarter Campaign - you brought this to life. The goal is to bring this to you then mass production and distribution. We have added barcodes on the packaging and have set them up to be sold as a set or individually in a retail setting. We already have one large reputable retail shop and another amazing distributor interested! They want samples as soon at the production rolls out.
You are the reason this is happening. It took a community of sharp individuals to understand the concept, believe in the idea...then be bold enough to back it. This is the American Dream. Thanks for being an essential part of this journey. Thanks for your patience and support.
Packaging with instruction sheet:
Talon with Sheath in box and foam:
Feather with sheath in box and foam:
A few of you have mentioned that you have moved or would like the product sent to a different address. No worries, we got you covered. If anyone else needs an address change, just shoot us a direct message with your new address and we will message you back confirming the changes.
What, you have friends and family that want in on the first batch?! That's fantastic have them mash on the button below.
Mad respect to all of our backers, ...please continue to spread the word. Thanks again for supporting small business.
Mike and Joe
about 2 months ago
– Thu, May 30, 2019 at 02:40:22 AM
This is going to be a short and sweet update (unusual for my wordy self).
CNC processing on knives is done.
EVA trays are completed and printed boxes should be done in 2 weeks.
Sheathes should be produced and ready in 2 weeks.
We just got a clear MSDS report back, so we are good to ship as soon as product is ready. We are still working on the final arrangements.
All other products (Firebiners, Survival Cord, Survival Bracelets, etc.) are in stock and ready to ship.
Final tooling samples are in a FedEx box right now. We should get them early next week and can send more pictures.
We expect to have the knives fully packaged and ready to ship from the factory by June 28. We will push to have them shipped out of our "warehouse" (aka Joe's basement & garage) by July 4.
As for the Camo pattern, the original pattern looks to be the winner. We might just make that a KS-only special, so add yours on now if you have not done so already.
Thank you again for support small business and being patient with us and these delays. We are very excited to be so close to the finish line.
Take care and keep exploring with confidence!
- Joe and Mike