As discussed in my previous post, after months of delays primarily due to some challenges with the paint job, I’ve finally come up with crysknives that deserve to be sent out to my clients. The next step, is packaging. I’m no expert when it comes to boxes and packaging but what I know is I have to ship these replicas in packaging that is sturdy and will fit the items snugly. Thankfully, I’ve come up with packaging that does all of that, and the best part is that it’s something I can make myself with materials that cost around half a dollar per box!
Thanks to the wonderful knowledge available in the Internets I was able to make a single ply of corrugated carton fold into a tube composed of two shells: a hexagon inner shell inscribed in a triangular-shaped outer shell that provides maximum protection for the item. The tight snug fit altogether eliminates the need for bubble wrap and as you can see in the photo above, I put minimal foam wrapping on the knife to protect the paint job. The result, as it were, looks quite aptly like the maw of a Lynch movie sandworm as you can see below. It’s a really tight fit, too! As they say, always SIGN YOUR WORK! To be honest it felt quite surreal stamping my boxes with the Ginton Forge logo. After all, it did take ten months to get to this point. This is definitely a milestone for my humble workshop, sniff! They’re amateurish at best, but I sent out my goods confident that they’ll do their job. I did pack one and threw it around for a bit and the replica inside survived. I’ll get better at this, no worries!