See below the near-finished mold for casting the all-steel tang and blade head for the Lil Trucker. This work is being done at Bear Valley Precision Casting in Parowan, Utah. We are days away from test shots.
We have also finalized the design for the handle assembly for the Lil Trucker. This upgrade is by a team of engineers Brian Hack and Dino Kasvikis from up in Boston. Their objective was to enhance both the aesthetics as well as the ergonomics of the final product. This new design will be implemented in 30% glass-filled nylon by Selmax Corporation of Selingsgrove, PA. While Bear Valley will also be building molds for a limited-run of these handles in cast aluminum. Please let me know what you think.
We are also in final negotiations with a potential major distribution partner (and manufacturing underwriter) for the Lil Trucker. More on that soon.
We're still looking to (late) August for production of the initial evaluation units. If you are interested to be among the first beta-testers, please email email@example.com.
As always, thank you for your continuing support - and patience.