For preorders and custom orders of any product we carry but don’t currently have in stock we require the payment of 50% of the total amount in advance to make it official. The remaining 50% must be paid when the preorder / custom order is ready and prior to the product being shipped to you, together with the shipping charges. Preorders and custom orders cannot be cancelled once the order is placed and the first payment (50%) has been made. If a special order has been made but the customer has not paid the final invoice for the remaining amount (50% plus shipping) within 30 days of receipt of the final invoice, the initial payment/payments are considered forfeited and the product may be sold to another customer. If the customer decides to not go through with the order once the knives or tools have been ordered from Bladetricks, the initial payment will be forfeited. Manufacturing lead time for preorders and Custom orders is 4 - 8 months, though we can not guarantee a timeframe.