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.
When you order gift pocket knives that have the recipient’s name or initials on each knife, these are called Personalized Pocket Knives. If all the knives have the same imprint, they would not be called “personalized”.
Here are some facts that you may not have known:
Personalization is not very expensive. It usually costs $5 per knife plus a setup charge of $25 for the whole order.
Instead of engraving the recipient’s first and last name, why not just the first name, and the years of service. “Jasonn–10 Years” instead of “Jasonn Smith”. The cost is the same either way.
The knife will last forever. Who would throw away a knife with their own name on it? So, your logo will also last forever.
Laser engraving is permanent. Electro etching is semi permanent.
You can submit your list of names in different ways: Excel spreadsheet, Word document, or just in an email.
If you misspell a name, it will be misspelled on the knife, and you paid for it.
The minimum order is the same as the minimum order for each particular knife.
To be honest, I know next to nothing about fishing. I fished a little when I was a kid, but I don’t know all the ins-and-outs of the sport. But for those who do, this is your lucky month- it’s Catfish Month.
There are many tasty fish you can catch out there, but catfish are the ones I caught with my dad when I was young. I remember trying to stick the worm on the hook, casting out, and crossing my fingers that we would catch one.
When we did, we would bring them home in a bucket and my dad would clean them with one of Buck Knives greatest knives- their Fillet Knife. Then my mom would dip them in batter and fry them up.
When a potential customer asks about engraved Buck knives, they will definitely ask some of these questions:
How soon can we have them? Production time is usually 10 business days after proof approval. If you need them for an event sooner than that, we might be able to meet your deadline. You might have to use UPS 2 day, or UPS next day air for the delivery method.
What kind of art file do you need? Vector art is the best art. Examples are .ai and .eps files. Please convert all text to curves. Your artist would know what that means. Other types of files may work, and we can convert them for a small fee.
Is laser engraving permanent? Laser burns your image into the substrate. The image cannot be scratched off or wear off. It is definitely permanent.
Can you imprint our color logo? Sorry, laser cannot do colors. However, if the substrate is anodized aluminum, the laser will burn down through the surface color and expose the metal color.
How much of a down payment do you need? Normally 100%, since this is a custom order. You may apply for an open account with us, and pay by check when the order is done. Acceptance of an open account may take a week or two, depending on the references that you give.
Do you take credit cards? Absolutely. We take all major credit cards.
Can we see a sample before you put our order into production?There are two kinds of samples. A virtual sample can be emailed to you for your approval. There is no charge for this. If you want to hold an engraved Buck knife in your hand, that has your imprint, that is called a speculation sample (or spec sample). They are not free. They normally cost the price of the knife, setup charge, shipping, and $50.
Today is a day where America celebrates its recipients of the Purple Heart. This prestigious award is given to members of the military who have been wounded, killed, or died from wounds caused by an enemy attack.
These service members deserve all of our praise- how can we celebrate them today?
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.
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.
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.