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.
We weren’t the only ones anticipating National Hunting and Fishing Day last weekend.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine took some time off last Saturday to celebrate the holiday. After a successful fishing trip on Lake Erie, he had a fish fry with personnel of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and other VIPs. Geneva Marina next to Geneva on the Lake hosted the event. Governor DeWine praised Ohio’s beautiful parks and the dedicated people who run them. Everyone at the fish fry agreed with DeWine when he suggested they make this an annual event.
In case you missed this national holiday, or were busy hunting and fishing yourself, our famous engraved Buck knives were at the top of our must-have list. A few other high-quality models such as Boker knives and Kutmaster knives also made the list.
In the promotional knife business, “personalized” means that each item has the name of the recipient. When you give each of your groomsmen in your wedding personalized pocket knives, you want them “personalized” with each name.
Personalized Pocket Knives are knives that have your company logo imprinted on them. Sometimes they have each recipient’s name laser engraved on them. Here are the best uses for these useful devices.
Promotion. You can promote your company. And, this type of promotion lasts much longer than a newspaper ad, or a radio ad. Pocket knives usually last a lifetime. So will your company’s logo.
Gratitude. Show your customers and employees how much you appreciate them. Your symbol of generosity will last many years.
Incentive. Encourage your employees to work safely, and to work for many years. Knives are about the best safety award you can give. The knife with your corporate logo will help to solidify your relationship with your valuable employees.
Of course, you need a blade or two to start with. The rest of this is how the blades are protected and held in place when you are using the knife.
The liner is normally made of 2 layers of steel. One on each side of the blade. Then we add the metal bolsters.
All of these pieces are held together with metal pins, through the bolster, the liner layers, and the blade.
How about a spring, so the blade is held closed, and held open? That is usually held in place between the 2 layers of liner, by a pin in the middle of the knife.
To top off the appearance, scales (handles) are added. They can be made out of bone, wood, steel, or synthetic material.
The final product then is personalized with your name. This is usually done by laser engraving on the blade or the handle, or the bolster.
Some modern knives get their advanced look by having the liner do the job of the scales. Some have only a liner on one side, to save weight, and create a daring look.
Locking mechanisms are of two types. The liner lock holds the blade open by a spring action of sliding into the tang of the blade. The tang is the “root” of the blade. The other type of locking mechanism is the “lockback”. This is done by the spring locking against the blade tang. A lockback mechanism is easier to use. Some knives don’t have a locking mechanism. The blade tang just has a flat spot that rests on the spring to stay open when in use.
This is how the standard Personalized Pocket Knives are made. Knife designers are always looking for more unique ideas to attract knife lovers.
For 2018, these are the hottest Personalized Pocket Knives that have been introduced. Your logo can be laser engraved on the blade, and some of the handles. Made overseas using the design and specifications of American companies. High grade stainless steel blades, and secure locking mechanisms. These knives make great gifts for your employees and customers.
The Kutmaster Compact Rescue Knife 95-1832L is small enough to keep clipped to the edge of your pocket. It’s only 3 1/2″ closed, so you don’t have to think twice about keeping it on yourself. The eye-catching tanto blade makes this knife special looking. It has a glass-breaking tip and a razor sharp cutter for removing seat belts in a hurry.
The Starline Elemental Survival/Rescue Knife is much larger, so it is best suited for your car, or in your camping gear. This special knife also has a built-in flashlight, magnet, and fire starter.