The knife has recently been professionally sharpened and is ready to go. If you would like to upgrade to Priority International, faster and more expensive, please message us before purchasing. We have a pet filled home, heat our home with a wood stove, use recycled packaging material whenever possible and acquire our inventory from multiple sources and therefore can not guarantee our products and packaging materials come from a smoke free environment. And please recycle the packaging materials we send to you.The item "N Schreiber Sons 9 inch Carbon Steel Chef Knife" is in sale since Wednesday, April 06, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "strangetrip68" and is located in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.