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Long Box for Shipping Swords and Props Tutorial (How to ship a sword)

When I sold one of my swords, I had no idea where to get a long box to ship it. But then I noticed I still had a display board, so I used that. This is one method on how to ship a sword or a long object. I used USPS Priority Mail for 4 lbs, and it costed about $7.50.

Material List

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Cardboard: I laid the sword on the cardboard so I could see where to fold the cardboard.
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I forcefully bent the cardboard at the 4 corners of the box. I put my sword inside one more time to make sure it would fit.
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Then I taped the parts of cardboard that overlapped. For the next step, cut into the orange lines with scissors to make the end of the box.
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I cut into the 4 edges with scissors to make the end of the box and then taped it shut. I put the sword inside and padded it really well. You should be able to shake the box and not have the sword move at all.
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I made sure there was plenty of tape at both ends of the box and put air-bags and cloth inside to cushion the sword. The best option for shipping this long box is USPS Priority Mail. I wanted to limit the time of the box on the road, so Priority Mail was the best choice because of the price, $50 insurance, and 3-day shipping guarantee. My box was around 4 lb and costed around $7.55 to ship. I hope this tutorial helps you in shipping your swords and other long things.

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