I said: "The knives just arrived, so the entire order will be shipped out to you today. You should receive it towards the middle/end of next week (a bit slower than usual due to the holiday...)", and a few days later he replied: "Middle to the end of the week, my ass!! They arrived today before 4pm, and they are beautiful! Ooooh! Thank you Paul! We will be ordering Wusthof again, and only from Paul's Finest!!