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Hello! February 04 2016

Ok then. I'm taking orders again.

I learned some lessons from letting success kick my ass a little bit. I'm trying something a little different, but I think it'll be a LOT easier to manage, at least for now.

I won't be taking payment for anything that's not ready to ship. I have a new section on my site that lists out what is currently available. I'll update every few days, as I crank out new sheaths. So, everything will ship next business day.

I'll certainly take custom orders, just don't expect to pay until the work is done. :) God bless!


We have been so blessed with business this last year. In 2014, we... November 01 2015



We have been so blessed with business this last year. In 2014, we quadrupled the number of sales we had in 2013. In 2015, we tripled those numbers again, and the numbers keep going up. That is a great problem to have, if you’re a small business. Crap, if you’re a big business, that’s pretty awesome (hi Jeff Bezos :)

The crappy side of that for us has been that we’ve been drowning in the success, and haven’t been able to speed things up around here. For example, we have the same number of people making sheaths, shipping them out, and doing customer service and marketing as we did at the beginning of the year, even though the number of orders keeps going up.

The really crappy thing is that goes back onto the ones who have helped us grow this business; YOU. You, if you’re reading this, may have been adversely affected by how we have, at times, mishandled our success.

I HATE bad customer service; there’s no good reason for it, it just sucks. I am ashamed to admit that we have provided bad service at times. That ends now. I am temporarily shutting the doors on Apocalypse Gear. We’ve got a ton of orders to work through, and we are sending them out every day. I don’t want us to take in more until we restructure a bit.

If you are waiting for an order, please reach out, and I will be happy to tell you where it is, and what’s going on with it, and when you’re gonna get it. WE ARE NOT QUITTING. Just taking a breath.

This is not goodbye.

Jonathan

Apocalypse Gear: Get It While You Still Can
gear@apocalypse-gear.com
www.apocalypse-gear.com


This is not goodbye :) November 01 2015

We have been so blessed with business this last year. In 2014, we quadrupled the number of sales we had in 2013. In 2015, we tripled those numbers again, and the numbers keep going up. That is a great problem to have, if you’re a small business. Crap, if you’re a big business, that’s pretty awesome (hi Jeff Bezos :)

The crappy side of that for us has been that we’ve been drowning in the success, and haven’t been able to speed things up around here. For example, we have the same number of people making sheaths, shipping them out, and doing customer service and marketing as we did at the beginning of the year, even though the number of orders keeps going up. 

The really crappy thing is that goes back onto the ones who have helped us grow this business; YOU. You, if you’re reading this, may have been adversely affected by how we have, at times, mishandled our success. 

I HATE bad customer service; there’s no good reason for it, it just sucks. I am ashamed to admit that we have provided bad service at times. That ends now. I am temporarily shutting the doors on Apocalypse Gear. We’ve got a ton of orders to work through, and we are sending them out every day. I don’t want us to take in more until we restructure a bit. 

If you are waiting for an order, please reach out, and I will be happy to tell you where it is, and what’s going on with it, and when you’re gonna get it. WE ARE NOT QUITTING. Just taking a breath.

This is not goodbye.


And now it’s black. #blackness #skull #awesomesauce October 29 2015



And now it’s black. #blackness #skull #awesomesauce


Yep, it’s a pine box. #skull #pinebox October 29 2015



Yep, it’s a pine box. #skull #pinebox


Another Leatherman prototype, this time it’s the original. Looks... October 27 2015



Another Leatherman prototype, this time it’s the original. Looks pretty good in Black and Blood Red. #kydex #leatherman #awesomesauce


We’ve been working on this one for quite a while now. The Scout... October 26 2015





















We’ve been working on this one for quite a while now. The Scout Survival Kit is a “pancake-style” sheath, meaning that it’s made by forming two pieces of Kydex around the knife/handle - one on the bottom, one on the top - instead of the usual “taco-style” sheaths we make around here. We liked doing this for a few reasons. First, this gives a lot more surface area for the rivets, or grommets, to be placed, which give us more room to attach stuff to the sheath. This equals fun :) Second, this gives us the ability to use more than one color of Kydex. This is also fun, and appeals to the ex-art student in at least one of us. Third, for reasons that are top-secret, these are a little easier to make. This means that we can make them faster without skimping on the level of quality and attention to detail we love to lavish on everything we make. These will be available for many of the knives in our shop, and will have a much shorter lead time than our other “custom” sheaths. Check ‘em out here: http://bit.ly/apocalypse-ssk


Prototype Sheath for a Leatherman Wave going to a friend in KY... October 10 2015



Prototype Sheath for a Leatherman Wave going to a friend in KY for some hardcore testing. #letsseewhathappens #leatherman #kydex #prototype


This has been a looong time coming. We are so thankful for all of... August 22 2015



This has been a looong time coming. We are so thankful for all of you out there giving the #instalove; you have been a huge part of the reason behind the success we have had over the last coupla years. This will be the first in a series of #gaw sets we’ve prepared for y'all. Check the next post for the rules :) #survivalkit #getitwhileyoustillcan


Gotta sweet Mora in a Kryptek Kydex Sheath coming up for a #gaw.... August 22 2015



Gotta sweet Mora in a Kryptek Kydex Sheath coming up for a #gaw. Stay tuned y'all. #kydex #sheath #awesomesauce


Prototype one for the ESEE Junglas Survival Sheath. Haven’t used... August 04 2015



Prototype one for the ESEE Junglas Survival Sheath. Haven’t used one of the ESEE larger models since the RTAK, and tho the RTAK was #supercool, it was a bit heavy and unwieldy. The #junglas is a really big knife, but still feels good in the hand. Not too heavy, but still has heft.


Totally badass GAW y'all. Thanks to @blue_label_hanks for turning... August 02 2015



Totally badass GAW y'all. Thanks to @blue_label_hanks for turning me on to it. Everything pictured here is included, totaling a value of


First of all, I love the #ESEE6. It’s an amazing knife, on all... July 18 2015



First of all, I love the #ESEE6. It’s an amazing knife, on all counts. I have no problems with it, other than the original #sheath, which I already upgraded, haha. Having said that, I just got new #G10 scales for the ESEE6 from #TheKnifeConnection, and they are definitely #badass. I don’t love them more. I have too much love for one set of scales for this knife, I guess.


I love the smells of Kydex and Leather in the morning.... July 15 2015



I love the smells of Kydex and Leather in the morning. #smellslikevictory #Kydex #thedailygrind #coffee


Check out those curves. #blackbirdsk5 #ontarioknives #kydex July 06 2015



Check out those curves. #blackbirdsk5 #ontarioknives #kydex


Not a Memorial Day Sale May 25 2015



Starting May 26 at midnight, use code THANKYOU2015 to get 20% off the entire Apocalypse Gear catalog. Go to apocalypse-gear.com and get it while you still can. #thisisnotamemorialdaysale #onedayonly


An evening by the fire once in a while is good for the soul.... May 22 2015



An evening by the fire once in a while is good for the soul. #getoutsideandhaveanadventure


We reached our destination at May Valley River.... May 04 2015



We reached our destination at May Valley River. #getoutsideandhaveanadventure #raisingthemright


It’s a beaut of a day out here. #getoutsideandhaveanadventure May 04 2015



It’s a beaut of a day out here. #getoutsideandhaveanadventure


Another beautiful day in paradise. #raisingthemright... May 04 2015



Another beautiful day in paradise. #raisingthemright #getoutsideandhaveanadventure


Pancake-style sheath for the behemoth SP Marine Raider. Clicks in... April 30 2015



Pancake-style sheath for the behemoth SP Marine Raider. Clicks in with just the right amount of retention for an inverted carry.


Here are some of the little guys in the #esee lineup. From left... April 29 2015



Here are some of the little guys in the #esee lineup. From left to right, these are the #deskabar, the #izula2, the #izula, and the #candiru. So, so awesome.


These are some of the best knives you could ever carry. Some of... April 29 2015



These are some of the best knives you could ever carry. Some of the larger fixed blades from the always fantastic #eseeknives line, including (from left to right), the #esee6, the #esee5, the #lazerstrike, the #esee4, and the #esee3. We carry all of these in our shop, both for sheathing and for sale.


Photo April 26 2015