The cutting edge and neck are thick and strong. Blade is coated with blade oil. Wooden handles are polished and coated with beeswax. Return is accepted if only the item is different from item's description.We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. We can assure you that we will pack the item carefully to avoid any damages during the transit. (Monday-Saturday) Emails will not be answered Sunday or holidays. Thank you for your understanding.