5 Steps to Finding the Perfect Engraved Leatherman Tools

Perfect Engraved Leatherman Tools
Perfect Engraved Leatherman Tools

If your boss has given you the task to find the perfect engraved Leatherman tools for the shop’s safety program, where do you start? These 5 steps will help you:

  1. Ask the employees if they would like the full size tool (about 4″ closed), or one of the pocket sized tools (about 2 1/2″ closed).
  2. Are scissors necessary? Some of the tools have them. Some don’t.
  3. Are knife blades necessary? If blades are not wanted, Leatherman has a tool for you.
  4. Are pliers necessary? Some of the tools eliminate the pliers, to make more room for other tools.
  5. Are carrying pouches needed? Some of the Leatherman tools come with leather pouches, and some with nylon pouches. And the mini tools don’t need any pouches at all.

These tips should help you get started on your project. If you have more questions, you can contact an online distributor of knives and tools.

A Fruit Knife: Watermelon’s Best Friend

Grab Your Fruit Knife for #WatermelonDay
Grab Your Fruit Knife for #WatermelonDay

If summer had an official fruit, what would it be? Peaches, blueberries, raspberries? No. Hands down, I bet it would be watermelon. Today is Watermelon Day!

This juicy fruit is yummy plain, chopped up into a salad, or blended into a boozy cocktail. And the best way to do a quick taste-test of it is with a sharp fruit knife.

Any of these should do the trick!

Stainless Fruit Knife
Stainless Fruit Knife
4 3/4" Stainless Fruit/ Vegetable Knife 95-1712ss
4 3/4″ Stainless Fruit/ Vegetable Knife 95-1712ss
5-3/4" ivory plastic handle fruit/vegetable knife 95-112whs
5-3/4″ ivory plastic handle fruit/vegetable knife 95-112whs

The Most Popular Engraved Kershaw Knives

Engraved Kershaw Knives Gift Box
Engraved Kershaw Knives Gift Box

Some Engraved Kershaw Knives are made in the USA, and some are imported. Even the imported ones are high quality, and are made according to the specifications of the Oregon office of Kershaw. For the last 12 months, these are the most popular ones, by far.

3655.jpg Kershaw® Volt 3655

The Volt has a beautiful bead blasted finish. Two other features that make this one a favorite are: SpeedSafe® assisted opening mechanism, and a fine grade of steel for the blade,  8CR13MOV. It comes with a reversible pocket clip.


3560-K Kershaw® Ember 3560-K

The Ember is also a favorite, probably because of its compact size. Even though it is a small one, it still has the SpeedSafe® assisted opening and a convenient, built-in flipper to get the opening started.

The Anatomy of a Great Fruit Knife

Fruit Knife Creations
Fruit Knife Creations

People use a fruit knife to sample the inner area of watermelons, cantaloupes, and other fruits. They also use them to design tasty displays on serving trays. A great fruit (and vegetable) knife will have these qualities…

  • Size. The length of the knife, closed, runs from 4 5/8″ to 5 3/4″. People in the fruit business choose the size best suited for their products.
  • Material of the Blades. Stainless steel is the best, longest lasting blade material. The acid environment is hard on other metals.
  • Material of the Handle. Usually the handles are stainless steel, but to guard against the acidity of the fruits, some are made of plastic.
  • Number of Blades. They come with one or two blades.
  • Kind of Blades. Smooth or wavy are available. The wavy ones will cut easier through the tough skin of a cantaloupe.
  • Carry Pouch. Some fruit workers like to keep their knife handy, by having a pouch attached to their belt.

The most popular selection is the 5 3/4″ fruit/vegetable knife 95-113e.


95-113e.jpg 5 3/4″ Stainless Fruit/ Vegetable Knife 95-113e


4 Signs That Your Employees Need Engraved Gerber Knives

Is it time to put your corporate logo on a batch of engraved Gerber knives? Here are some clues to help you decide.

Engraved Gerber Knives Are Always Appreciated
Engraved Gerber Knives Are Always Appreciated
  1. Your employees haven’t had an industrial accident in 12 months. It’s time to celebrate!
  2. They just helped you make 2 million dollars last year.
  3. Your employees are like family. They have all been with you more than 5 years. You want to keep them close, because they helped you achieve success.
  4. Christmas is coming, and you want to show your appreciation for their years of service. Engrave each recipient’s name on their knife, along with their years of service.

The NEW “FREE” Leatherman Engraved Tools (and they really aren’t FREE)

Leatherman FREE Engraved Tool
Leatherman FREE Engraved Tool

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.

Problem solved

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.

3 Styles

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.