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How to Package Your Blades for Shipping
Follow these steps when packaging your blades for shipment to us.
We often get blades from customers that are packaged incorrectly. The most common error is not securing them properly to the inside of the package or just throwing them loose in the package. If a blade can move, it can cut or force its way through the package and we will get a empty envelope. Next error is over-protecting them. Normal shipping is not going to cause any damage, so you really don't need protective covers, bubble wrap, tape on the runners, cardboard or any other covering. A simple Tyvek envelope protects them fine. We ship them all over the world this way. Also, don't ship them in the blue plastic Bauer cases those wont fit in a priority mail envelope, those require much extra shipping costs.
Place blades inside envelope, one on each end Step one: Insert blades into envelope, one on each end. No need to wrap blade with tape or any other covering.
Step 2: Roll/fold blades on each end of envelope towards the middle.
Step 3: Fold over excess envelope material. No need to seal this envelope or tape the folded area, or put any tape around this roll. Trust us, the blades will not come out!
Your blades are ready for taping inside the package. Again, please do not put excess tape, duct tape, etc, around the Tyvek, it's not needed.
Step 4: Position Tyvek envelope on a diagonal inside envelope (or place in a box if you are using a box instead of envelope.) Smaller blades or multiple pairs of blades can be put in at any orientation, but we find this diagonal is best for taping.


Step 5: Tape the Tyvek package to inside of envelope with 2 or 3 strips of package tape. Do not use painters tape, scotch tape, hockey tape, or other type tapes. Package sealing tape works perfect, the others may not hold.
Step 6: Before sealing envelope put a copy of your online order in the envelope. You get your blades back faster when you do this, we can start working on them right away. Otherwise, we have to go to our website and look up your order, which adds to the processing time. Also, believe it or not, we have several sets of steel here from customers who had no identifying information inside the envelope, or even a return address on the outside. If we can't tell who they came from, we simply have to wait till the customer calls to see where their blades are.
Last Step: After you seal the envelope and affix your label, you do not need to tape anywhere on the outside of the envelope. It is unnecessary, especially taping over the pull tab, please don't do that either.
Depending on size of the runners, you can fit up to 5 pairs in one envelope, just make sure you are able to secure each pair so the Tyvek roll does not move back and forth when you shake the package. If your blades do not fit in a regular size flat rate envelope, see if they will fit in a legal size flate rate one. There is a little more room in those.
When you get your blades back from us they will be packaged this way. To unpack, unravel the roll being careful not to let the two blades touch each other. This simple light metal to metal contact can wipe out the fresh sharpening. Then when you get on the ice, you'll be falling and be blaming us for a poor sharpening, when in reality, it wasn't our fault at all. Please be careful unwrapping freshly sharpened blades. Thank you for following these simple packaging instructions, it really make things easier on us to unpack, also we don't have to send the dreaded email notifying a customer that their blades were lost in the mail because they were not properly secured from moving around.