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.
There seems to be some lingering effects from the Covid-19 lockdown of year
2020. In that year, production levels of many products decreased. This was caused by the reduction in the workforce due to “social distancing”. Other effects were a reduction in the availability of raw materials. Shipping materials and finished products from China suffered as well.
Currently, the production time for engraved Gerber knives is 15 or more business days. Normally the production time used to be 10 business days. This additional 5 days may not be too important in the month of July. But, when the Christmas rush begins in October, those additional 5 days could affect the Christmas deadline. Imagine having a company Christmas party, and the gift knives haven’t arrived yet. My advice is to plan ahead, so you don’t get caught with this sort of inventory problem.
Are most of your customers loyal patriots? Then today is a great day to help them celebrate- it is #NationalAnthemDay! Eighty-nine years ago, President Hoover adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as our national anthem.
Did you know…
“Hail, Columbia,” “America the Beautiful,” and “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” were also frontrunners in the competition to become our national anthem
There are actually 4 stanzas in “The Star-Spangled Banner”, but we usually only sing the first
It was originally a poem about the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812
In many places throughout the U.S., February is snow season. But that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating today’s holiday: Play Outside Day. Bundle yourself up and build a snowman, a snow fort, or make snow angels (no one is ever too old do any of these!).
There doesn’t need to be a national holiday to remind us all that buying engraved pocket knivesmade in the USA is one of the best ways to support our country. There are so many benefits, including but not limited to:
Up-close quality control
Less transportation & fuel costs
Increased jobs for Americans
So today, on National Manufacturing Day, don’t forget to support our local companies and workers and buy products made in the USA.
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.