About Our Shipping Charges
The items that we sell at the KnifeCenter are relatively high in value and vary greatly in weight. We calculate shipping charges based mostly on the weight and distance and not on the value of the item. Our intent is to charge you about what it costs us to ship it and we have set up this page to help you in determining the approximate costs. View our Return Policy
You must be 18 years old to order from us. Some locations may have more restrictive laws and you are responsible for knowing and following those laws. By placing an order with us you are agreeing that you have read our terms and that you accept legal responsibility for owning the item you have ordered in the jurisdiction to which we deliver it. Read more about our legal agreements
As a company policy, KnifeCenter does not ship locking knives to New York City.
KnifeCenter Shipping Charges
OUR SHIPPING SYSTEM IN A NUTSHELL: Most light packages ship for $2.99 via First Class mail and heavier packages within the US go for a total of $7.25 and get there within 2 to 4 days. If you have further questions, please give us a call at 800 338 6799 or 301 486 0901 and we will be glad to help you. View our Return Policy
INTERNATIONAL We ship around the world! Please see our international page regarding international shipments.
CANADA Please see our international page for details. Canada imposes severe restrictions on what their citizens can import from the US.
NORTH AMERICAN SERVICE Please specify when ordering if you don't want us to backorder an out of stock item. We can generally fill all orders within a few days to 1 week. All domestic orders are shipped via First Class Mail or Economy UPS unless otherwise requested. Destinations outside the continental US will incur additional shipping charges.
First Class Mail for all US states plus APOs and Territories:
$2.99 for up to 13 ounces This includes most folders!
Unavailable for heavier packages
Economy Mail for 48 contiguous US states
$6.10 for the first lb. (up to 3 small knives)
This is a slow service and can take a week or more in transit.
Price increases with weight and distance.
This service is not available for government addresses such as AE or APO
Priority Mail for all US states plus APOs and Territories:
$7.50 for the first lb. to most states (up to 3 small knives)
Price increases with weight and distance
Priority Mail Service for APO, P.O. Boxes and Alaska and Hawaii:
We ship "Priority mail" at $7.50 for under 2 lbs with low value. Additional weight, insurance costs, address verification and other charges may be added as well.
Alaska, Hawaii and Territories:
We encourage customers shipping to Alaska and Hawaii to use Priority Mail service. If you prefer UPS, surcharges will be added for these areas. Some services may be unavailable. Please call or E-mail us for specifics.
UPS Ground Service for the 48 contiguous US States:
View a map of the UPS Ground service transit times.
$7.25 for the first lb. (up to 3 small knives),
$8.90 for a 2 lb. package
$1.00 per lb. thereafter
High value packages must be charged for signature requirement and insurance
UPS Expedited Shipping:
Third day, second day and overnight shipping is available via UPS for an extra charge.
One pound ($7.25 ground charge) packages can be shipped as follows:
$12.95 for 3rd day
$14.95 for 2nd day - These are especially good values for those ordering from areas west of the great plains states
$30.00 minimum for Overnight
Heavier parcels are charged more.
Signature is required for Overnight packages
Overnight packages shipped Fridays will be delivered on Monday
Overnight Saturday Delivery (shipped Friday) costs at least $45
5.3% sales tax for Virginia purchases only.
Small swords cost approximately $15.95 per sword Eastern US, $18.95 Western
Large swords cost approximately $17.95 per sword Eastern US, $20.95 Western
Very Large Swords (Claymore and Wallace among others) cost more.
Because of the length of time it takes to ship parcel post, we are no longer shipping swords outside of the US. We will make exceptions if all funds are prepaid with bank draft in US dollars- no credit card sales
We do not accept any COD Orders