Seems as though the problems with shipping are mostly with Canpar,,Mine was Canada Post and arrived in great shape. A lot of people crap on Canada Post but I have had nothing but good luck with them , for things in Canada and from the U.S.A.!
The knives are a bit hard to sharpen but once you get an edge it stays sharp for a good while. I use the same work sharp. I am having a problem getting the righ angle for the bolo's but still experimenting! The steel HAS to be hard to cut concrete and poke holes in steel! ;0)