Celebrate National Employee Appreciation Day with Engraved Gerber Knives

Happy Employees at Your Shop with Engraved Gerber Knives
Happy Employees at Your Shop

The first Friday in March is National Employee Appreciation Day.

How do bosses show their appreciation?

  • Give a cash bonus.
  • Give the employees a ham or turkey.
  • Give them a party at the shop.

    Engraved Gerber Knives Paraframe I-8444
    Gerber Paraframe I-8444
  • Give them a long-lasting tool, like engraved Gerber knives with the company logo.
  • Give them a Thank You note.
  • Being kind to them on a daily basis and praise them for jobs well done.
  • Hold a “Dress Down Friday”.
  • Display an “Employee of the Month” poster.

How do you find out what kind of appreciation your employees prefer? Ask them. Amazingly, I have found out that a $10 ham is cherished more than a $20 bonus check. This survey was done at a local shop a couple years ago. I was shocked at the response.

In any case, it pays to show your appreciation to your employees on a regular basis. It pays in productivity and longevity.

Who Says Engraved Buck Knives Can’t Be Colorful?

Engraved Buck Knives in Color
Engraved Buck Knives in Color

Buck has broken the mold of conformity, with the introduction of the Slim Select 110s series of pocket knives. Now buying engraved Buck Knives with your company logo can be a colorful experience. Many corporate logos have color in them. Now it is possible to reflect or compliment that color in the knife handle. These are made in the USA of domestic and foreign parts. They are available in Green, Tan, Grey, Orange, Red, and Black, and are a full 4 4/5″ long, closed. The blade is 3 3/4″.

The February 2022 Popularity Award Goes to USA-Made Engraved Kershaw Knives

We are proud of the Kershaw Leek Knife 1660. It was named 2002 Knife of the Year by Blade Magazine. Since then it has remained a top seller to companies that love Engraved Kershaw Knives. It’s a rather large pocket knife, a full 4″ closed. The feature that I like most, is the patented “Speedsafe Assisted-Opening System”. It also comes in a genuine Kershaw one-piece gift box.

Engraved Kershaw Knives, Leek Knife 1660

Celebrate National Engineers Week with Engraved Leatherman Tools

National Engineers Week and Engraved Leatherman Tools
National Engineers Week

The full week surrounding George Washington’s birthday is National Engineers Week. The National Society of Professional Engineers created that week in 1951. They want to draw attention to the importance of engineers in our society.

How to observe this coming special week:

  1. Take an engineer to lunch.
  2. Post a picture on your social media showing an engineering marvel. It can be a bridge, kitchen gadget, tool, or a building or vehicle.
  3. Invite a local engineer to speak at a meeting of your chamber of commerce.
  4. Give all your engineer friends some engraved Leatherman tools. They will appreciate them.

Leatherman LM50
Leatherman LM50




The Anatomy of Great Engraved Kershaw Knives

What makes a great pocket knife? First of all, the brand makes a difference. Kershaw knives are top quality. Here is a list of the anatomy of “Great Engraved Kershaw Knives“.

Engraved Kershaw Knives-- Chive 1600
Kershaw Chive 1600

  • Stainless steel. Kershaw uses the best grade of 420hc steel, so that the blade arrives sharp, and stays sharp for a long time. Then you can bring it back to that factory edge easily.
  • Packaging. The way a gift if presented is as important as the gift itself. All Kershaw knives are boxed in a genuine Kershaw box.
  • Design. They have a world renown design team.
  • Engraving. Your corporate logo will look good, permanently laser engraved on the handle or blade.
  • Price. Competition always controls the price of everything, even pocket knives.
  • Mechanism. Most of their knives come with the Speedsafe assisted-opening system. This makes the blade come out fast, with very little of your effort.
  • Locking system. The framelock design keeps your blade locked open, so it doesn’t buckle on you.

Is Your Fruit Knife Ready For “Get to Know Your Customers” Day?

If you have fruit knives with your logo, you can use them this week.

Thursday, January 20 is National “Get to Know Your Customers” Day.   It happens

Fruit Knife Creations
Fruit Knife Creations

the 3rd Thursday of every quarter in America.

How can you celebrate this important day?

  1. As a business owner, you can use your promotional fruit knives to advertise your business.
  2. Advertise, or just communicate on social media to connect with your local customers. Don’t wait for the big box stores to do that.
  3. Ask your customers if they would like to see you get different items or services.
  4. Ask them if they like what they bought last time they were in your store.
  5. Use the chamber of commerce to hold learning sessions about your products. It costs you nothing but the membership cost.
  6. Give your customers a fruit knife that displays your company logo.
  7. Use a fruit knife to create a food display at your open house this week.

    Fruit Knife with a logo electro etched on the handle
    Fruit Knife with a logo electro etched on the handle

How to Choose the Right Engraved Tools for Your Job

Which Leatherman Engraved Tool Do I Need?
Which Leatherman Engraved Tool Do I Need?

If you ever walked into a Harbor Freight store, you were probably overwhelmed by all the tools there. Many of them have specific purposes. They make you wonder if you should add them to your toolbox, just in case you need them some day. If you succumb to those buying pressures, you will soon have to buy more tool boxes to contain all your specialty tools!

There must be a better way to be prepared for most repair jobs. Consider Leatherman engraved tools. One small hand-held tool takes up very little space, yet is capable of doing

Leatherman Surge Engraved Tool
Leatherman Surge Engraved Tool

dozens of jobs. The Leatherman Surge (LM23) has the most functions. But some of the other models may solve most of your repair needs. Some of the functions of the variety of Leatherman tools are:

  • knife blade
  • saw
  • flat head screw driver
  • Phillips screw driver
  • scissors
  • pliers
  • wire cutter
  • wire stripper
  • can opener
  • bottle opener
  • electrical crimper
  • ruler
  • file
  • needle nose pliers
  • safety blister package opener

Buck Knives Never Get Re-Gifted

Buck Knives for Christmas
Buck Knives for Christmas

Later this week is National Re-Gifting Day. It’s the Thursday before Christmas. Now’s the time to pass on that 10 year-old fruitcake that you received last year. Some gifts that are never re-gifted are Buck Knives.

Buck Knives Are Never Re-Gifted
Buck Bantam BBW Camo

Why? Who would ever part with a gift that has many uses? Opening boxes, cutting string, trimming twigs off a tree, stripping wire. Buck Knives have a universal appeal. Most of them are American Made. So, go through your storage spaces and find those gifts that would be better off in someone else’s closet. But never give up your Buck knives.