When a potential customer asks about engraved Buck knives, they will definitely ask some of these questions:
How soon can we have them? Production time is usually 10 business days after proof approval. If you need them for an event sooner than that, we might be able to meet your deadline. You might have to use UPS 2 day, or UPS next day air for the delivery method.
What kind of art file do you need? Vector art is the best art. Examples are .ai and .eps files. Please convert all text to curves. Your artist would know what that means. Other types of files may work, and we can convert them for a small fee.
Is laser engraving permanent? Laser burns your image into the substrate. The image cannot be scratched off or wear off. It is definitely permanent.
Can you imprint our color logo? Sorry, laser cannot do colors. However, if the substrate is anodized aluminum, the laser will burn down through the surface color and expose the metal color.
How much of a down payment do you need? Normally 100%, since this is a custom order. You may apply for an open account with us, and pay by check when the order is done. Acceptance of an open account may take a week or two, depending on the references that you give.
Do you take credit cards? Absolutely. We take all major credit cards.
Can we see a sample before you put our order into production?There are two kinds of samples. A virtual sample can be emailed to you for your approval. There is no charge for this. If you want to hold an engraved Buck knife in your hand, that has your imprint, that is called a speculation sample (or spec sample). They are not free. They normally cost the price of the knife, setup charge, shipping, and $50.
You can learn a lot from your competitors. Why are they doing better than you?
By studying their methods, you can implement their ideas and catch up to them in the business world. Here’s one trick they use. They give Buck Knives to their best customers. Here are the benefits, and why you should do the same:
When they give quality Buck Knives, they are reflecting the quality of their own products and services.
Giving any gift, is a reason to make a sales call.
Their corporate logo is on the knife, so it will be a constant reminder to the customer.
If their customer can’t use this type of gift, surely their spouse can. Now they made two people happy.
The customer appreciation will last forever, because the Buck Knives will last forever.
material and workmanship. They will repair or replace the knife, at their option. However, if your logo engraved Buck knives are at issue, then ask Buck to repair, instead of replace. Then your logo won’t be thrown away. The same goes for any other covered Buck knife that has sentimental value. At your request, they will repair it the best they can, so that you aren’t faced with a new knife instead.
Here are the exceptions to the warranty:
Damage due to your misuse of the knife. Never use a knife as a pry bar, screw driver, or chisel or hammer.
Bonus for those who mistreated their knife:
If you happened to misuse your Buck knife, not all is lost. The factory can probably repair it for you for just a few dollars. They can even sharpen, polish, and adjust it for you for just a few dollars, too. If it is beyond repair, they offer to give you a deep discount on a new Buck pocket or hunting knife.
Do your employees like pocket knives? If they do, then they LOVE Buck Knives. With Christmas only 7 weeks away, your employees are wondering what you might give them this year. Will it be one of these fabulous Buck knives? Will you have your company logo laser engraved on the blade?
So your boss wants to give engraved Buck knives to all 300 employees at the Christmas dinner for your shop. He wants you to take care of ordering the Buck knives. Here is some help….
Get an exact count, plus add a few more for last minute variations.
Find an art file of your company logo. The best art is vector art. Examples are eps, ai files, and sometimes pdf files. Ask your artist to convert all text to curves. Never mind, they will understand what that means.
All across the nation Saturday, hunters and fishermen are putting on their gear and loading up their trucks and boats with all the necessary tools for a successful day. One small but important tool none of them forgot to pack is their favorite engraved Buck knife.
A trusty knife is any hunter or fisherman’s best tool. Whether you are a club owner looking for an employee appreciation gift, or just want to add to your personal collection, you can’t go wrong with a laser-engraved Buck, Kutmaster, or Boker knife.
To all the hunters and fishermen out there, here are our top 6 best sportsmen knives, including the famous engraved Buck knives, with a few other high-quality brands added into the mix…
When a business owner orders engraved Buck knives with his company logo, he generally has to pay a “setup charge”. What is this charge for?
The art department prepares the art file so that it will be legible at the size available on the knife. If there is too much small detail in the art file, they will suggest alternatives to the business owner.
The laser machine has to be set up with the art file. This takes a little time. It is the same amount of time, whether 10 knives or 1,000 knives will be laser engraved.
The knives have to be delivered to the laser machine from the warehouse. This also is the same amount of time, whether 10 or 1,000 knives are needed.
So, the setup charge is independent of the number of knives engraved. The price per knife can’t be adjusted for this finite charge. This is the fairest way to price the engraved Buck knives or any other imprinted item.