How Personalized Pocket Knives Are Made

Personalized pocket knives are usually hand made.

65010 Small Rosewood Pocketknife-Gold
65010 Small Rosewood Pocketknife-Gold
  1. 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.
  2. The liner is normally made of 2 layers of steel. One on each side of the blade. Then we add the metal bolsters.
  3. All of these pieces are held together with metal pins, through the bolster, the liner layers, and the blade.
  4. 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.
  5. To top off the appearance, scales (handles) are added. They can be made out of bone, wood, steel, or synthetic material.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

See The 3 Best Pocket Knives of June 2017

Someone Say Buck?
Someone Say Pocket Knives?

The 3 best pocket knives of June 2017 are the most popular sellers for us.

  1. The openness of the Gerber Mini Paraframe’s handle is the biggest attraction for knife lovers. It not only looks good. It makes the knife lighter, and a better EDC (every day carry) knife.

Gerber Mini Paraframe Knife Gerber Mini Paraframe Knife 8485

2. Camo has been big, and still is this month. Dako knives are made in China, which makes them more affordable. The stainless steel blade is sandblasted for that attractive foggy look.

Dakota special forces pocket knife Dako “Special Forces” Pocket Knife 7144 

3. Kutmaster designs and makes some unique patterns in pocket knives. Rescue knives are popular with police, firemen, and emergency medical personnel. This knife is the answer to their need for a compact version of a rescue knife. The black blade goes with the black handle very well. Nice job, Kutmaster!

95-1832L Kutmaster Compact Rescue Knife 95-1832L

2 Engraved Buck Knives That Will Surprise You

Buck_Knives_Logo
Buck_Knives_Logo

Buck Knives have been around since 1902. The style of knife that you think of when you hear the word Buck is the model 110 Folding Hunter shown here. Or maybe you would think of the non-folding hunting knife like the Buck® Kalinga, also shown here. Either way, you will be surprised at what Buck came up with recently. The tide of popularity in knives has been going toward the tactical-looking knives. So the leaders at Buck didn’t want to miss the boat on this. They came up with some new models recently in the tactical area.

Buck 110 Engraved pocket knives
Buck 110 Engraved pocket knives

 

Boone & Crockett Kalinga Buck® Kalinga 401

The 2 latest Engraved Buck Knives that will surprise you are the Buck® Black “Bones” and the Buck® Silver “Bones” Pocket Knives. Both are definitely tactical-looking. The handles are a structural framework that reduces weight and provides a good grip. The tanto style blade is real popular with the pocket knife lovers of today.

870-BK Buck® Black “Bones” Pocket Knife 870-BK

870-S Buck® Silver “Bones” Pocket Knife 870-S

 

The Best Pocket Knife Award for March 2017

Be a great CEO and give your clients the best Kershaw Knives
Be a great CEO and give your clients the best Kershaw Knives

The best pocket knife for March 2017 was chosen for its high quality of material and workmanship. It also has these main features:

  • Beautifully designed camo pattern throughout the handle
  • Assisted opening system, called Speedsafe
  • Safety tip lock to guard against accidental opening
  • Perfect size for your pocket
  • 420hc stainless steel blade
  • Made in the USA
  • Full color one piece gift box

Our pick this month is made by Kershaw, an American company.

1620-engraved-camo-scallion-smooth Kershaw “Scallion” Knife, Camo 1620