Carbon steel kitchen knife shipping details, using USPS Priority shipping
* USPS just raised costs to the public. Priority shipping to east coast for 2 pounds went up almost $2.50 – from $9.88 to $12.45. I searched around for better deals and there are none. The post office still provides the fastest safest method for shipping world wide which I do all the time. First class international is still a great deal as well as Priority.
**this page covers info about how I ship to you, as well as how I expect you to ship a knife (knives) to me.
My shipping address is:
595 Faith Avenue, Ashland Oregon
Skype – 541-708-3138
Your order will be shipped out through the U.S. post office (97520 at Ashland, Oregon) via priority mails. In the USA, it could take 2 – 3 days for it to arrive. Currently, a package sent in the priority mails, with 2-3 knives in it, will cost $12.45 to east coast from zip 97520. With the $3.50 handling charge, the total is $15.95. I charge $3.50 handling for orders shipped in USA, and $5 for overseas orders.
→ Here is a USPS web site to help figure cost of shipping in the USA. Plug in my zip code, which is 97520. I usually mail priority for up to 3-4 knives, and pay online for a 10% discount which you get.
Each knife weighs less that one pound but must be round to nearest pound, plus one pound per package for the box and wrapping. One knife = 2#, 2 knives = 3#. Over 4 knives goes flat rate.
Overseas deliveries are sent via U.S. Postal Service called Priority Mail International or First Class. You can see cost by going through this site, and I will give you the information here.
→See link here. ← Plug in your country name.
The box I use for all orders, with knives longer than 7″ kitchen knives, is a three sided mailing tube.
Each box has newspaper on either end and the work always has a cork on the tip for protection, and is wrapped in newspaper and then taped for safety.
See dimensions below, below.
Package Dimensions to Europe – tube
Length is 26″
Height is 6″
Width is 6″
Girth is 38″
Plug dimensions into cost calculator. I buy postage online to save money – about 10%.
Priority Mail International takes 7-10 business days to Europe and Australia area. $5 handling for all overseas deliveries.
Included in the package, is the work wrapped in many layers of newspaper to protect the edge, and a recycled half-cork on the tip of each piece that is taped on. Make sure to remove the cork when the item arrives, as after a few weeks possible tannins from the wine may stain the tip.
Your package of knives will be secured with clear packing tape. Slice the packing tape and slowly unravel newspaper, while standing →over a table←. Please do this slowly and carefully. There will be a legal sized envelope with a copy of the order I printed out, which we use as a packing slip. If you ordered a custom knife, there will most likely be a customized receipt reflecting that unique product that was previously sent to you.
We sincerely wish you many years of quality service from my hand made in the USA products, using them in good health and prosperity, for you and your family.