Brian Debottis of Starline is showing off the latest engraved pocket knives at the promotional products show in Cleveland. January 26 in Cleveland was a great day for seeing all the new promotional ideas for 2017. Many suppliers were there showing new and popular advertising specialties.
The knife Brian is holding is the new Camo Survival/Rescue Knife MK117. Your company logo can be laser engraved on the stainless steel handle. It shows up as a white image against the camo background. It has all the features you can want in a survival knife. Keep one in your car. It has a partly serrated black blade, seat belt cutter, window breaker, flint fire starter, and a small flashlight.
Since 1983 Leatherman Tools have fascinated everyone who needs a tool in an emergency. Having one of these multi-tools is like having a whole light-weight tool box attached to your belt. Why wear a heavy tool belt, when you can have a light-weight Leatherman Tool?
When you hear the words “barlow knives”, most people think about the old fashioned knives that were invented in England in 1670. More of their background is shown here on “History of Barlow Knives“. These knives were built rugged, with an over-sized brass bolster, so the blade was firmly secured in its cradle. They were, and still are, 3 3/8” long closed. Their familiar slight tear-drop shaped makes it comfortable in the palm of your hand when using it. They come in all prices, and are made by many knife manufacturers around the world.
But here are 9 Barlow knives that you may not have heard of. They aren’t fashioned after the famous barlows. They used to be made by the Barlow company in Los Angeles, California until the turn of this century. Barlow was bought out by another company, which kept the trade name. This company, Norwood, was bought out by Bic Graphic about 10 years ago. These Barlow knives, some of them renamed, are sought after by people who remember the original LA company, and like their quality and economy. So here are the 9 popular Barlow knives that you may not have known existed until today…..