Where do new and unique pocket knife designs come from? Companies like Buck, Kershaw, CRKT, Gerber, Kutmaster, and Dako are coming up with new designs every year. They present them at trade shows, which I go to, as often as I can.
This is a scene from last week’s TOM Show in Cleveland Ohio. This is where suppliers of promotional products show their new imprinted products and Engraved Pocket Knives that have just been developed. My main man for Buck, Leatherman, Gerber and Kershaw is Paul Rizzo. His partner, Kent Getsee owns the company Preferred Lines Marketing. They represent Rainkist Umbrellas, Pentel Imprint, Bay State, Compass Industries, Devara and Tervis at the trade shows. Shown in this picture is a new knife by Dako that is not yet on my website. Paul is also wearing the new engraved Leatherman Tread.
How do I find new company logo knives to put on the website? I mainly go to trade shows. Yesterday there was a huge show in Mayfield Heights, a suburb of Cleveland Ohio. It was sponsored by “New Product Showcase” (NPS). The foot of snow didn’t keep promotional product distributors and suppliers away. Here’s a picture of an emergency exit door showing how high the snowfall was.
I ran into one of my good friends, Vince Deissroth, who represents Redline, an imprinter of personalized pocket knives . He’s holding a Maxam Camo Knife with a fashionable black half serrated blade, soon to be on my website.
The 3 all-time best selling of the Buck Knives are right here….
Camo is more than a design; it’s a lifestyle. People in all walks of life like to own some items adorned in a camouflage design. Hat, flashlights, backpacks, and knives are the best examples. The Buck Bantam BBW Camo Lockback earned its position because of its pattern and its brand name “Buck Knives“.
Every man like an EDC (every day carry) knife that fits easily in his pocket, and lays flat. The Buck Nobleman has been a favorite in that category for a long time. Buck Nobleman Linerlock Knife 327
For over 50 years, the Buck 110 Folding Hunter Lockback Knife has been the idol of all knives. It features a large 4 7/8″ length when closed, a fine wooden handle with metal bolsters. Also a high grade 420HC steel blade. To top it off, it comes with a genuine leather sheath. What more could you ask for?Buck Folding Hunter Lockback Knife 110
No wonder Buck is the first and last name in American knives.
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USA-made knives like Buck, Case, and Kershaw are the most popular ones. These brands carry a high brand recognition value. Some imported knives like Gerber and Dako and Maxam are less expensive. They are good for trade show give-away products.
You should have seen all the pocket knives last Saturday in Niles-Liberty Ohio. The Ohio Gun, Knife & Military Shows packed the house with vendors and
customers. They used the vacant Big Lots store in Liberty Ohio, in the Belmont Plaza. The next show at that location will be January 23 and 24, 2016, in case you missed this one. The address is 3495 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44505, next to Aldi’s. Most of the tables had rifles and hand guns, be we were there for the knives. There were more knife tables than we saw at our last regional knife show. We were impressed, even though most of the tables were for guns. Ohiogunshows.com is the place to go for more information on upcoming shows.
Here are some pictures of just a small percentage of the knife displays from last Saturday, December 19, 2015. If you are a knife lover, you should enjoy these. See you at the next knife & gun show! Tim Pike, my nephew usually goes with me.
There are 4 major pocket knife brands that make the best Christmas presents, with your company logo engraved on the handle or blade.
Buck knives are as American as apple pie. Personalized with your corporate logo, they carry your good will to the recipient. Everyone has heard of the name Buck.
Case knives also have a universal brand recognition. They are noted for being USA-made. People collect them world-wide. W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery has been making knives since 1889.
Kershaw is a major American knife company with very high standards. It’s
knives have ushered in new and unique designs that are being copied by other manufacturers.
Kutmaster/Utica is also an American pocket knife company that produces some union-made knives, too. The quality is on par with Buck, and sells for a lower price because of brand recognition. They have a fine line of custom engraved knives.
Dako knives are imported from China, but offer much value for a low cost. Its personalized knives provide much value when you want to show your logo on a keepsake knife or multi-tool.
When you order Custom Engraved Knives for your business, to give to your best employees or customers for Christmas, here are some tips. These tips will help ensure that you will be happy with your purchase.
You get what you pay for! You already knew that. Get a name brand, like Buck Knives, Boker, Kershaw, Gerber, Case, Kutmaster, or Leatherman.
Pick the best type of imprint. Laser engraving is the most permanent. It will never scratch off. Acid etching doesn’t go very deep, so it can wear off in time. So can color imprints, which are “painted” on. The best epoxy paints are used, and sometimes covered with a protective clear coat, but still, the imprint can be scratched off by your adjacent car keys in your pocket.
Choose a company that has the best service. Sometimes you can judge by the
quality of their web page. A neat, clean looking website that answers all your questions is good. It shows that the company is successful and cares about its customers.
Buy a quantity that is sufficient for your needs. If you need 1 or 2 more custom engraved knives later, after you received your order, you will pay more, or be subject to a “less than minimum” charge.
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Give them Kershaw knives for Christmas. Engraved Kershaw Knives with your corporate logo will be a big hit with your employees. Quality custom engraved knives are always appreciated by workers in factories, construction companies, service and product industries.
Logo pocket knives are quality gifts that can promote your company to your employees and to your customers. Here are 7 testimonials from happy companies. Some of them might be your competitors! Follow what your successful competitors do, and you will be successful, too!
An oil drilling company said: Thank you so much!!! The bosses all really liked the buck knives and they were able to hand them out to the field guys. I appreciate all of your help. Thank you again.
An outdoor clothing company said: The knives are great!!! Thanks so much
A large engineering company likes to give logo knives, and shared: Just to let you know the knives were delivered yesterday and they look great! Thank you and we look forward to working with you again.
A wire manufacturer had this to say about their knife-giving program: Dave just wanted to let you know that the Leathermen arrived and the logo looks awesome. Thanks a lot!
A big welding company uses engraved pocket knives in their employee gift program. They said: We loved the last batch of knives we received, and fast processing/shipping!
Thank you. My boss would like to order an additional 25 knives, with same
logo on blade. No deadline this time. Thanks again!
A national sheet metal company loves to use logo knives to promote their business. They said:
just wanted to say thanks and
to let you know we love the knives. so much
our LA office wants more;-)
its a good problem for sure.
any chance we could get another shipment
of say 25?
i know its nuts right now so
let em know if there’s any chance before
christmas and if not the new year
A regional hydraulics manufacturer believes in using logo knives to give to their customers. They shared this with us: We received our knives today and they are absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much and we look forward to doing business with you in the future.