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September 23, 2014

Hey Everyone!


So not too long ago we put a shout out on Facebook asking all of you - casual visitors, customers, friends, and family - to send in photos of either your trip to Black Swan or of some pieces that you bought from us and what you did with them.


We wanted to...

August 20, 2014

This week has been super exciting for all of us at Black Swan! First, we got back from our buying trip in England with a new shipment expected to arrive in September if everything goes as expected! Second, after having received our most recent shipment a few weeks ago,...

June 26, 2014

Well... summer is finally starting to feel like summer. It hasn't quite gotten to 100 degrees yet for any significant amount of time, but the 90's feel hot enough! But that also means perfect weather for swimming, kayaking, and tubing in rivers which is lots of fun! Th...

April 8, 2014

I am so happy as I write this post because it is a fantastic day outside: the sun is shining, it is the perfect temperature, flowers are blooming, and the wind is blowing so my chimes (so beautifully tuned by Music of the Spheres) are ringing away!


Spring has certainly...

January 6, 2014

Well.... we made it past Christmas and New Year and here we are on the other side... 2014! It's crazy to think how fast time flies.


Most of all, we want to thank all of our wonderful employees and all the people working behind the scenes! We couldn't have done it witho...

November 12, 2013

Well, it has been a little bit since we've updated this main blog as you may be able to see. But  Icouldn't bear to do two Christmas posts right next to each other so I am, in keeping with the season, doing a fall post instead


November in Texas is wonderful! The weat...

December 12, 2012

If you have been to our store recently you will have seen, but if you haven't, we have been gearing up for Christmas like the best of them! Of course, we didn't start as early as Halloween, but we have put in a lot of thought to our new seasonal items. We have a number...

December 8, 2012


A week into December and Christmas music (which somehow manages to get cheesier every year) has gradually taken over nearly every radio station and stores are exploding with Christmas decorations galore (have been on display in stores as early as Halloween! It gets ea...

March 8, 2012

Hello everyone,


It is the news you've been waiting for! All those cool pieces that were posted here a few months ago have arrived in the shop and are just begging you to come look at them! Of course, those are not the only things we got in our shipment but you will nev...

November 22, 2011


(above: 18th century Katar)


It looks super awesome because it IS!
Most commonly known as a Katar (Kattari or Katara), this large knife is also referred to as a push dagger or punch dagger  because of the particular way in which it is used. Ranging from 1 to 3 feet in...

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