Kevin Wilkins


This is where I will post product updates, announcements & info from the world of Wilkins Knives. Hopefully this will help inform folks who avoid Facebook and Instagram. If you do either of those, please consider following me there.

  • December 22, 2020
    Just a reminder for EU customers: German VAT goes back up to 19% on January 1, 2021. My webshop will go offline on the 31st to make the changes and come back online 1-2 January.
  • December 10, 2020
    December 15, 2020 will be the last day to accept any orders shipping to the United Kingdom. Any UK buyers, now is the time. I will not resume shipping to the UK until the whole Brexit business has been resolved I have definite shipping and VAT information from the German Government and FedEx.
  • November 11, 2020
    Not a lot that really qualifies as News… the Covid crisis continues to impact just about every aspect of my business. FedEx is still doing a good job delivering all orders going outside of Germany and DH continues to handle all German orders reliably. I will be making more Leafstorm 9 and Westwind folders before Christmas and posting them for sale when they’re done. Thanks to everyone who has continued to purchase knives and keep me in business during these trying times!
  • September 18, 2020
    The fires in California, Washington and Oregon are causing shipping delays to those states. Also the Hurricanes along the Gulf Coast are a problem. Contact me before ordering if you have questions. Basically, FedEx has been doing a great job getting all orders delivered in a timely manner.
  • August 17, 2020
    Back from a week at the lake in Mark Brandenburg, refreshed and slightly sunburned. Business operations and shipping are back to normal.
  • August 3, 2020
    No packages will ship out between August 11 and August 18. I will be taking the week off.
  • July 24, 2020
    FedEx is doing a great job getting orders delivered in a timely manner. Of course that does have it’s price but in the end it isn’t that much more than DHL to many countries and at least now, when you buy something, you get the damn package without waiting two months. Inside Germany, DHL is still doing great job. Their big problems with international orders is twofold: One, they lack heir own fleet of planes and rely on normal passenger flights which as we know are still hardly in the air. Two, once in country, the package is actually carried out and delivered by the local postal service. Nuff said there.
  • July 10, 2020
    Hard to know where to start with this one! First, I want to apologize for all the shipping problems that started in May. I have been using DHL Germany for international orders. Unfortunately they don’t have their own planes and hand everything off off the US Postal Service for delivery in the USA. This was no longer working out. As of the 1st of July, FedEx is handling all of my international orders and this is making a world of difference. Delivery times are generally under 5 days even though FedEx is also under pressure from the Covid 19 crisis. I have spent so much time in the last month trying to get shipments traced, located, etc. Hopefully I can now spend more time on new products. I am also ruing a 50% Off Sale on my webshop. Have a look there.
  • 28. May 2020
    DHL informed me that packages to Canada are now shipping normally EXCEPT! they are all going by ship!! Not by air and that it may take a while. I kid you not. Canadian customers expect it to take 4-6 weeks maybe more…
  • 22. May, 2020
    My finger is almost healed, finally getting back to normal work in the workshop. Resolution: Always listen to the little voice in my head when it says, “No more grinding today! Go Home!” 😉
  • May 11, 2020
    I managed to grind off some of a finger tip on a 60 grit grinding belt. Ouch. Don’t ever do that! Got a Tetanus booster and the finger is healing fine. Will not be able to do any grinding until early June.
  • May 17, 2020
    DHL is now picking up at my workshop, saving me facing the hoards at the Post. Depending on the order volume, pick ups are made once or twice a week. Shipping to the USA is still only possible via DHL Premium. I hope German Post will resume Warenpost (Commercial Post) shipments in June and I can once again offer the €15 flat-rate. Until then, €35 is the rate to the USA. Trackable and insured, of course.