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Dan Watson

New Member: How do you like to package orders being sent away?

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G'day 

 

This is my first post on here, so g'day to everyone and I'm looking forward to getting to know a few other makers (most likely in this here digital realm I suppose). 

 

I thought I'd put a question out there, as to what other makers do for the packaging of their orders- primarily kitchen knives, or knives that aren't naturally parred with a sheath (such as hunting/camp/belt knives etc.)

 

I've been making and selling chef and kitchen related knives on a semi full time basis for about a year now, and have flitted between making a wooden box, making a wooden scabbard or just some plain old cardboard.. 

 

While I know there is not necessarily a definitive answer, I would be interested to hear how other makers send off their knives, and whether anyone has any feedback as buyers of knives and what they like/dont like. 

 

Cheers, 

 

Dan

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I send all my kitchen knives in a leather slip cover. Like a sheath but lighter leather and no belt loop, so that is is protected in transit. Most have some means of keeping the knife in protected place in the kitchen whether it is a chefs roll or magnetic rack on the wall, knife block on the bench or knife draw with individual places for each knife so the slip cover only has to protect it in shipment. I wrap all my knives in  cloth squares with the data sheet and guarantee +my card and then in bubble wrap in the protected shipping bag.

 

And welcome to the forum Dan.

Edited by Garry Keown

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you have to have something to keep the person that is opening the package safe from getting cut by the knife and it should also protect the knife in case the person already has a knife and is going wild with the box.

 

make sure the knife isnt going to poke through the box and make absolutely sure that the box isnt just going to open up in transit, the flat rate shipping boxes you can get from one of the shipping companies are supposed to keep themselves closed but i have read about them coming open. the person receiving one empty flat rate package noticed that the weight they put on the package was 0.0lbs and so he thought he just got ripped off which wasnt the case.

 

i think i have taped knifes to the box making absolute sure that they wouldnt be separated.

 

when you make a good knife and sell it to someone it could last a hundred years, but if you lose it to anything its gone forever.

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Thanks for your input. Probably not the most thrilling part of knife making / selling, but it's the little things that sometimes play on the mind after everything is all done and dusted. 

 

Cheers, 

 

Dan 

 

 

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