Regardless of the COVID-19 restrictions we face, this 4th of July will be one to remember! Gone are the days where we squish our picnic blankets close together to watch firework displays, and we also won’t go to a crowded parade this year either.
Starting in 2019, Leatherman has now (in 2020) released their entire new line. FREE Leatherman Engraved Tools. I visited their factory in 2013 and 2014. That’s when they started to plan this new line of “easier-to-use” multitools. Their plan was to make their tools more user friendly. The design engineers watched how the average customers used their tools, and asked them how the tools could be improved. One major factor was the task of using your fingernails to open each tool, using its “nail nick”. For hundreds of years, pocket knives have used nail nicks in the blades to grab the blade and open it. But what if you don’t have the right kind of fingernails? Or no fingernails? You were out of luck.
The engineering team focused on this opening function to make a better tool…one that is fun to use. The implements are easy to open and easy to close. You can, but you don’t have to use your fingernails. After you get the hang of it, you will find it is easier to use your finger pad to push against the tool flippers to open them. You can even open and close the parts of the FREE tools with one hand.
Leatherman has 3 styles of their new FREE tools. The P series (with pliers), the K series (a multi-knife), and the T series (the multi-tool without pliers).
I really don’t know how Leatherman came up with this name. Maybe you have a sense of freedom when you switch from a regular multi-tool to the new FREE series. You have the freedom of using your finger pad instead of your finger nails. Even when you release the lock, to put each implement away, your finger doesn’t suffer from a sharp edge of any release mechanism. The Leatherman FREE line is a whole new fun experience in using your favorite multi-tool.
Many business leaders like to show their appreciation to their employees, and folding knives are a great way to do that. Personalized pocket knives are knives that have the person’s name somewhere on them, besides the company’s logo. Here are 3 tips to make your project a success.
Put the recipient’s name on the outside, where it can be seen, instead of on the blade. The handle or the metal bolster are the best places. Your logo can go somewhere else on the knife.
Instead of engraving their first name and last name, engrave their first name and number of years of service. That adds more depth to your gift.
Packaging is everything. If you can order a metal or wood presentation box, your gift will be much more impressive. Case knives have optional presentation containers that add to the perceived value of the gift knife.
We’re halfway through June, but it’s not too late to start celebrating Men’s Health Month! Odds are you have at least a few men or boys in your family, and of course you want to protect them and keep them healthy. This is a month where we encourage those men and boys to be aware of preventable health problems, and to help them lead healthy lives.
In my experience, I have never found a retail store that is capable of selling pocket knives engraved with your logo. Initials and lettering, yes. Logo, no. That is probably because the equipment needed for laser engraving a logo is much more expensive than a “letter scratcher”. Any jewelry store and trophy shop has one of those machines. The best place for you to look is online. There are a few pocket knife engravers on the internet. That’s the best place to go to get pocket knives engraved with your corporate logo. Laser engraving knives is an art and science. Why?
Not all steel (or wood, bone, synthetic material) is able to be neatly laser engraved. The hardness and makeup of the steel may not allow the job to come out neatly, without a halo burn, and without rough edges.
The imprint has to be the right size and located in the same location on each knife. To do this, a jig has to be made for each knife style.
The timing has to be adjusted to get the best imprinted image.
The laser power has to be adjusted to also get the best results.
The final color of the imprinted area can be adjusted by using certain chemicals in the process. They make the image more noticeable. There’s nothing worse than seeing a silver image against a silver background.
Cleaning up the knife after the job. If this isn’t done, the laser dust can discolor the areas on which it is sitting. This anomaly is permanent, and cannot be erased or removed.
Today is a special day for the United States: we are celebrating the 245th anniversary of the birth of our nation’s Army. In 1775, the Army was founded, after winning the Revolutionary War for our newly-formed nation.
These engraved tools are a great way to show our appreciation to the U.S Army this year:
All Buck Knives can be laser engraved with your logo on the blade. But what if you want your logo to be seen even when the pocket knife is closed? Most of the handles won’t accommodate engraving, but some can. These engraved Buck knives can have your logo professionally laser engraved on the metal handle:
Finally. It’s almost here. Can you smell it? That is the smell of summer! In just a few weeks we’ll be celebrating the summer solstice. But in the meantime, this week is Fishing and Boating Week– your chance to get outdoors and emerge from your quarantine bubble.
For a lot of people, fishing and boating is a calm, leisurely activity. But others take it quite seriously. For those seasoned fishermen and boaters, we have just the thing for you- logo knives that will take care of your chores this summer, whether it’s filleting a fish or rigging ropes on your boat.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Are you a fan of Rocky Road, butter pecan, pistachio or cookies & cream? Or perhaps you prefer the more traditional flavors, such as vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry? Well today is a chocolate-lover’s favorite day: it’s Chocolate Ice Cream Day!
What will you serve with your ice cream today? Maybe some whipped cream, nuts & chocolate syrup! But first things first, you’ll need to grab your American-Made Cutlery ice cream scoop to fill up your bowl!