We use the Royal Mail Age Verification service to ensure that knives are not delivered to any person(s) under the age of 18 (or age 16 in Scotland).
Due to the additional costs of the Age verification service we have decided to charge a higher price for orders under £10. Orders over £10 are only charged £4.95 for a fully tracked 2-3 day delivery. We also offer free shipping on orders over £75.
Age verification is used on all initial orders and any subsequent orders by the same account will be shipped using one of the standard tracked services.
Although age-restricted items can't be delivered to a locker or a nominated safe place location, they can be delivered to a Royal Mail Local Collect Post Office / Enquiry Office / Delivery Office, for age verification at collection.
Royal Mail will ask to see a valid photo identification if the recipient appears to be under 25, in line with their UK “Challenge 25” policy upon delivery.
Royal Mail will leave a ‘something for you’ card following any unsuccessful delivery attempt of an age-restricted parcel and will bring it to the nearest post office for collection with an age verification check. Alternatively, you can use the information on the ‘something for you’ card to contact Royal Mail to arrange a redelivery.
Photo identification accepted by Royal Mail: