Secrets to Flying With Personalized Pocket Knives

Flying With Personalized Pocket Knives
Flying With Personalized Pocket Knives

So you like to keep a pocket knife on you at all times. It is handy to open packages, cut string and rope, and get someone out of a seat belt after an accident. When you fly on a commercial airline, what does TSA (Transportation Security Administration) have to say about your habit?

  • You may have personalized pocket knives in your checked bags.
  • You may not have them in your carry-on bags. The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item will be allowed past the checkpoint.

Since I sell pocket knives, one time I tested the system. When I travel by air, I like to take my fingernail clippers and toenail clippers. In the same shaving pouch I have a small inexpensive multi-knife. It has a small non-locking blade, scissors, and nail file. It is about 2″ closed. I normally put this shaving pouch in my checked bag. This time, I put it in my carry-on bag. Mainly because I was going on a short trip and didn’t need to use a checked bag. Surprise..I was able to go through the checkpoint. It worked that time, but who knows if TSA would allow this knife to pass every time.

What happens if you remember that you have an expensive knife in your pocket, and you are already in the TSA line? It’s too late to put it in your checked bag.

  • Get out of line and hide it somewhere in the airport, like a flower pot, above a ceiling tile, behind some furniture, or any other place you can think of.
  • Go outside and bury it in the ground.

On your return trip, your knife might be gone, but it might still be there. It’s better odds than forfeiting it to the TSA agent.

Honor Our Veterans With Pocket Knives Engraved in the USA

Pocket Knives Engraved in the USA
American Flag Waving for Our Veterans

Our veterans gave us their best, and sometimes their lives, so we could enjoy our personal freedoms in this great country. How can we ever show them enough gratitude?

  • Take them to lunch or dinner on Veterans Day, or this weekend.
  • Pray for them.
  • Give them a gift, like Pocket Knives Engraved in the USA
  • Simply tell them “Thanks for your service”. They always appreciate that praise.

    Pocket Knives Engraved in the USA
    Buck Lockback Knife 055

Engraved Buck Knives Salutes the Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps

Engraved Buck Knives Salutes the USMC
Engraved Buck Knives Salutes the USMC

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress established the Continental Marines, in preparation for the American Revolution. The recruitment office was in the Tun Tavern on Water Street in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After the war, the Continental Marines was abolished, only to be replaced in 1798 by the United States Marine Corps (USMC). It was placed under the Secretary of the Navy at that time.

Engraved Buck Knives proudly salutes the United States Marine Corps and thanks all the marines for their valuable service. We encourage you to also thank a Marine, take them to lunch, or give them engraved Buck knives in appreciation.

Engraved Buck Knives
Engraved Buck Knives

 

A Concise History of Engraved Kershaw Knives

Engraved Kershaw Knives, Leek Knife 1660
Kershaw Leek Knife 1660

Yes, there really is a person named Pete Kershaw. He started his hunting knife business in 1974. Lake Oswego, Oregon was the starting place, and Pete used a space in a cement plant at the time. He was impressed with the quality of knives produced by Kai, a then 65 year-old Japanese knife company, owned by Saijiro Endo II. The two men hit it off pretty well, and formed a solid partnership.

Progress was made in the 1990’s by introducing new features like the liner lock mechanism in the Liner Action knives. The partners also developed a new production facility in Wilsonville, Oregon in 1996.

At Pete’s retirement, Jack Igarashi took over, and brought in fresh ideas to keep engraved Kershaw knives ahead of the game. He invented a new, easy way to open a pocket knife. This mechanism is called SpeedSafe┬«. Today it is built into the Leek, Chive, and Scallion Kershaw knives. If you try it once, you will be convinced that it is the best way to open a pocket knife.

Today, the reputation of engraved Kershaw knives continues to be outstanding.

 

Personalized Pocket Knives

Gordon Blake and Dave Navoyosky demonstrate personalized pocket knives
Gordon Blake and Dave Navoyosky Demonstrate Personalized Pocket Knives

This Friday, September 17 is National Tradesmen Day. These are the people who specialize in certain skills like electricity, plumbing, masonry, carpentry, painting, and mechanical repairs. Honor these tradesmen by giving them personalized pocket knives with your company logo. They will appreciate them.

 

 

 

 

How to Sharpen Engraved Gerber Knives

When new, you shouldn’t have to sharpen

Engraved Gerber Knives, Quadrant Bamboo
Gerber Quadrant Bamboo

engraved Gerber knives. But after some use, you will have to sharpen them. The best advice is “Easy does it”. The gentlest but most effective knife sharpener is the R119 by “American Made Cutlery”. It is made of two wheels of hardened steel, that are placed close enough together to provide an ideal angle of sharpening. It sharpens both sides of the blade at the same time. You want to draw the knife blade through the opening smoothly and gently, as if you were slicing something. Other sharpeners are on the market for more rugged sharpening jobs. We’ll get to them next time.

R119 Knife Sharpener
R119 Knife Sharpener

 

 

 

 

 

 

The All-Time Best Engraved Buck Knives

110 Engraved Buck Knives
Buck 110 Engraved pocket knives

The Buck 110 Folding Hunter Lockback is the “poster child” of the Buck family of pocket knives. When someone refers to a Buck knife, this is the one that people picture in their minds. It has been made in the USA since 1964. It’s a huge 4 7/8″ long when closed, and sports a 3 3/4″ stainless steel blade. The packaging of a genuine leather sheath make it an attractive gift package for your employees or customers. If you ask, “How long will my logo last?” My answer is, “Does anyone ever throw away a pocket knife?”

Engraved Buck Knives have been around since 1961, and will probably outlast many other forms of promotional advertising.

Introducing the Newest of the Engraved Kershaw Knives

The Reverb 1220 is the newest member of the engraved Kershaw knives family. New in 2021, it features a handy carabiner so that you can carry it on your belt loop or backpack. The sleek design of the reverse tanto blade contributes to the overall lines of beauty of this tool. It is small enough to keep on your body every day. Only the best stainless steel is used in this knife and all Kershaw knives. Check out the divergent lines in the design when the knife is closed, also.

1220FrontDefault Kershaw® Reverb 1220

 

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