7 Things You Should Know About Engraved Kershaw Knives

Here’s a short list of trivia about laser engraved Kershaw knives.

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Engraved Kershaw Knife 1660 CKT
  1. They will improve your customer relations.
  2. They turn employee frowns into smiles.
  3. Some are made in the USA, and some are imported.
  4. The main business and design office is in Oregon.
  5. You CAN use one of them as a pry bar! (The Barge 1945)
  6. They can open bottles and turn screws. (The Shuffle 8700)
  7. They are assisted-open. (The Scallion 1620 and Leek 1660)

The History of the Fruit Knife (Melon Tester), Vegetable Knife

The original folding fruit knife was made of silver and mother-of-pearl in the late

Watermelon Testing Plug Obtained With a Fruit Knife
Watermelon Testing Plug Obtained With a Fruit Knife, But It Looks Like They Are Doing a Little More Than Just Testing!

1700’s in England. Why those materials? Silver is relatively soft, but it is resistant to the citric acid that would eat away at steel. Also, silver has anti-microbial qualities, which would tend to keep the knife free from harmful growths of bacteria. Mother-of-pearl is also impervious to citric acid, and it adds to the beauty of the knife. The less expensive fruit knives had celluloid handles, which would also be resistant to the acid content of fruits.

Today, most fruit knives are made of stainless steel. Sometimes plastic handles are used, to make the knife handle last longer.

In America, the fruit knife became popular in the 1930’s. Many companies would have their logo imprinted on the plastic handles in their corporate colors. They would give these as advertising products to their customers. Many are found in the possession of knife collectors today.

 

PURPOSE:

These specialty knives are made with very long skinny spear blades. Some blades are serrated. They are used by fruit and meat inspectors to get a sample from deep inside the product. The inspectors can then examine the smell, texture, and color of the product.

Credits: Some of this information is from the book Advertising Cutlery, Richard D. White, 1999.

Revealed: See This New Style of Engraved Gerber Knives

Gerber has introduced a totally new design of engraved Gerber knives for 2020.

Searching For the Best Engraved Kershaw Knives
New Engraved Gerber Knives

The Quadrant. What makes this knife stand out of the crowd?

  • The unique shape of the handle (It’s a parallelogram)
  • The new shape of the stainless steel blade (It matches the handle)
  • The optional handle material of bamboo

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Two other features that are appreciated are the flipper opening mechanism and the pocket clip, and the frame lock.  All these designs are wrapped up into one light weight package.

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How to Reward our COVID-19 Frontline Workers with Personalized Pocket Knives

Are you wishing to be able to reward all those EMT’s, doctors, nurses, policemen,

Personalized Pocket Knives
Leatherman Tools in Appreciation

firemen who are risking their lives to keep us safe from COVID-19? You can help by giving them a gift that they will use and appreciate. Consider giving personalized pocket knives with your company logo, or with some phrase like “With Our Heartfelt Thanks”, “Thanks For Saving My Husband’s Life”, “Thanks For Your Hours of Dedication to Our Health”.

Personalized Pocket Knives
Personalized Pocket Knives

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Pocket Knives of March 2020 Award Goes to Engraved Buck Knives

Award-Winning Engraved Buck Knives
Award-Winning Engraved Buck Knives

This month, the award goes to these engraved Buck Knives. The Alumni knives 524 were picked because of

  1. their variety of colors. One of them will fit into the corporate colors of a company.
  2. their light weight. The aluminum scales are responsible for this.
  3. the secure “lockback” locking mechanism. This is a favorite of mine because it is easy to unlock, by squeezing the back of the handle.
  4. their being made in the USA.
  5. their small size, so you can easily hide them in your pocket.
  6. the ability to laser engrave your corporate logo on either the handle or the blade (or both).

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