November Ti model c Drop update
We are nearly finished with the November 2022 Drop of Ti Model C's! If you haven't received your final invoice make sure and keep an eye out for one coming in the next couple of weeks. We have exciting news coming with the announcement of the next Drop so stay tuned for the Newsletter announcement.
We know all of you are waiting patiently for your final invoice so you can finally have your Shortcut in hand, and we appreciate that patience. There are a lot of you asking for a direct timeline from us (understandably), but with this being a new design, and the first production run, there have been a few unpredictable hiccups that have made it hard to calculate a true time table. We ran into several different delays throughout this Drop, but we finally have the parts we have been long waiting for from our lathe parts supplier to get assembly going. The Hawk team is working diligently to ensure you all get your Shortcut as soon as possible.
Why are we switching to titanium?
Titanium requires a lot of extra finishing work and machining time to get to the same product and we were running into issues with the Model B and early ideas of the C with Titanium. Once we switched to the 7075 Aluminum those issues were resolved and in theory made everything easier to produce more product. As time has gone on, we have experienced issues in the assembly and finishing process with the aluminum that put us right back where we were with timeline. So, Gavin decided to switch over to Titanium since we know how to resolve the issues with more efficiency. That doesn't mean that the aluminum C's that have gone out are bound to fail or anything, issues are resolved before they leave the shop, so I'm speaking strictly in house issues to get a final product completed. I hope this information helps!
March 14th Drop update
Hey there Hawk fans! We are well on our way into the 2nd Drop of Model C's and I'm sure you have seen or heard that invoicing and shipping is under way. The team has been working very hard to keep us on track and get as many completed Model C to you as quickly as possible. The Standard Carbon Fiber Inlay Option is what we are working through right now so if you are waiting on a Titanium Inlay Option Model C, we will be building those as we have the DLC available. The last invoice sent out was AB-2834 on 5/2/22 for Standard Carbon Fiber Inlayed deposits. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out!
As I'm sure many of you are aware by now, all invoices from the June 2021 Model C Drop have been sent out! If you have not seen the invoice feel free to reach out and I will sent a direct link to you via email. Yesterday the last of the paid invoices shipped out so if you still haven't received your Model C then check your inbox for an email from Shipstation to get tracking information.
We finally have Hawk Beanies back in stock so make sure you get an order in before they are gone again! T-shirt and Hoodie sizes should be showing up in the next couple weeks and the trucker hats are not too far out from there so stay tuned.
Hey there everybody! We have been really busy here at the Hawk Shop doing our best to keep up with timelines, so I first wanted to thank all of you who have been posting about where we have been as far as invoices sent and shipped, it has been a big help! Secondly I wanted to give an official update as to the the last invoice sent out which was AB-2459 about 5 days ago. We have still been having issues with DLC and supply chain for some materials, but everyone is putting in extra time to ensure it doesn't effect all of you who have been so patient with us. Thank you!!
A new round of invoices has been sent out, and we are now at invoice AB-2086! Our outside services delayed us again with separation plates so this round took longer than anticipated, but we should be back on track for more invoices in a little over a week.
A new round of invoices are sent
The next round of invoices have been sent out and we are up to order number AB-2035. If you are below that number and are having trouble finding your invoice just send us a message and I will send you the link. If your order number is past that don't worry, your knife will be ready to ship out before you know it! The team is still trying to get 50 a week done, but as we all know unexpected things can always come up. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.
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