The best way to see the future is to look at the past. What were pocket knives like 100 years ago? Were there logo knives then? The promotional product industry was just getting started about then. The first of those products were calendars and pocket knives with your logo or company name on them. In 1920 pocket knives were basically a bone or wooden handle with one or two blades. There were no “tactical” looking knives like some of the Gerbers. Gerber knives didn’t exist until 1939.
So, if today’s logo knives look that much different than the 1920 versions, let’s assume the 2120 will look much different than the 2020 knives. Here are my guesses:
Using liquid crystal technology, your imprinted logo will change color when you hold the knife in your hand. Or a hidden message will appear. This technology is available today, but not used on pocket knives.
Unique shapes that don’t look like a pocket knife.
Forget the old fashioned pocket clip. How about a magnet integrated into the knife handle that will stick to a metal plate on your belt? You would have quick and easy access to a valuable tool.
Tomorrow’s knives may have a built-in sharpener. Just disengage it and use it any time you need to hone the blade.
Your phone number will be engraved on the blade. In case you ever loose it, the finder may re-connect you with your favorite knife.
Boker will establish a manufacturing facility on the moon, and make handles from the unique materials found only on the moon.
Give me your own ideas for futuristic knives by commenting here by October 31, 2020. I’ll give a free Maxam knife to the top 5 ideas!
During the early days of the COVID quarantine, people were at home frantically trying to fill their time with new hobbies. One of the hobbies that quickly emerged was bread-baking. How-to’s on making your own sourdough starter was at the top of many home bakers’ search lists.
But what about sourdough’s flavorful cousin, cinnamon raisin bread? Today is the day to add this recipe to your repertoire: it’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day.
A little bit of flour, yeast, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and raisins, and voila- a yummy sweet treat!
Gerber knives are anything but traditional. When I think of a traditional knife,
my attention goes to the W. R. Case Company. Most of their knives have 1, 2, or 3 blades, and the handle style is pretty much the same. The main differences are the materials that the handles are made from, and the colors .
Engraved Gerber knives, however, come in a variety of blade shapes. More importantly, the handles vary in the material and styles. They range from solid synthetic to tactical-looking stainless steel as in the Titanium Nitride Paraframe.
In 2020, Gerber introduced the rectangular shaped Quadrant Knife with a Bamboo handle. What an innovation for knife collectors. It opens easily with the flick of your wrist, and a touch of the flipper.
If you are faced with the job of finding the perfect logo knives for your employees, here are 8 tips to make it easy for you!
The perfect manufacturer. Do you want the knives made in the USA, or imported. It may make a difference in your company.
The perfect price. What is your budget for this project?
The perfect size.Do you want a pocket knife, a sheath knife, or a non-folding knife?
The perfect color. Do you have an important company logo color that needs to be duplicated in the color of the knife handle?
The perfect imprint method. Laser engraving is permanent. Electro etching and pad printing are semi permanent.
The perfect tag line.Is your company logo enough of a decoration on the handle or blade? Do you want a tag line for this project? “Safety First in 2021″, Merry Christmas 2020”, “Thanks for your service” are examples of what you might want to imprint on another location, like the other side of the blade or handle.
The perfect timing. Should you give these out one at a time, or at the Christmas party, or at a safety meeting?
The perfect packaging.Some knives come in attractive boxes. Sometimes a wooden box or metal box is optional. The presentation is very important.
Listen, for the most part I prefer to eat low-carb on a daily basis. But when my family finally convinces me to order pizza for dinner, I like the specialty recipes—Mediterranean Chicken with feta and sundried tomatoes, or prosciutto with fig and arugula. Today just isn’t my day- it’s Cheese Pizza Day.
Cheese pizza is just a bit too plain for my liking. But it doesn’t matter: this American-made Cutlery pizza cutter doesn’t care what toppings it’s slicing through, as long as it’s a warm pizza.