This 8 piece Chas. D. Briddell, Inc. Steelsmiths Carvel Hall Knife set did have a fall at one time and the plastic case is pretty beat up on one corner but all the knives are intact and beautiful. They are all about 8 1/4 inches long, 3/4 inches wide and 1/4 inches thick (on the handles). The box is about 9 1/2 inches long, 5 1/2 inches wide and 1 3/4 inches thick. It weighs 1 1/2 pounds. T is a $2 handling fee for unbreakables plus the postage expense. Insurance is optional and seller is not responsible for lost or broken items when uninsured.