If you mail in your knife for the cost /work estimate only without any repair, you pay for the return S&H $35.00.
You must include it with your knife, if you want your knife back without repair. My estimate is free.
The start-up payment for any hands on repairs, however small is $185.00 US
It is the sum of the minimum shop fee $150.00 US + return S&H $35,00. None of this stays in my pocket unfortunately.
This is the fee that you include with your knife directly so the repair can be started.
Materials for making the repair possible plus labor are on top - never the same, so can not be set in stone.
The repairs are labor intensive, and therefore are not cheap.
Below are Package deal discounted prices for very simple repairs which I have done multiple times.
To see where your money goes, the Whys, and the What's of repairing your knife, check out the summary: