Helvie Knives are handmade by Rich & Holli Smithson. We are a husband & wife team that make custom wood carving knives & tools part time. We are NOT mass produced. All of our knives/tools come razor sharp, ready to use. We offer a variety of ways to order: 1. When we have web sales inventory is limited to a "First come first serve" process. 2. We offer email orders, and lead times vary depending on the number of orders we have at that time. Email orders are more customized for the carver. Most "out of stock" items can be purchased through email orders. You can request assistance with an email order by using our "contact" at the bottom of the webpages. We hope to make your carving journey fun, & appreciate the patience you carvers have with us. Thank you!