The winner of the title “Best Pocket Knife of Spring 2019″ is a very economical knife. It may surprise you, because it is made in China, and is only $1.99 on sale. The Maxam® Digital Camo Knife rsk11168 won the title for these reasons:
It has been the most popular the last few weeks. Every business owner is buying it, and likes to see his company logo printed in full color on the handle.
Camo is always popular. It isn’t just a style; it represents a lifestyle.
Its cost is only $1.99, but the perceived value is between $5 and $10.
It is rugged because of the simple design and choice of materials.
The blade is stainless steel, with an opening hole at the back edge.
The handle is durable Laymar, imprinted with a digital camouflage design.
Camo is catchy. Camo is not just for outdoorsmen and campers and hunters. Owning a camo knife gives you a feeling of freedom, adventure, and wildness. Camo is a club that encompasses all who own a camo item. You can be sitting in your office, working at your computer, and belong to this “club”. As long as you have a camouflage knife or any camo gear, you have this sense of freedom. And you have a sense of belonging to this special “club”.
Camo Engraved Pocket Knives are not always the traditional brown and green. Now they are available in orange, pink, red, and 2-tone camo.
Why are Buck Knives so popular and successful? Why do corporate managers choose to give engraved Buck knives with their company logo to the employees as business gifts? Whey are Buck knives a favorite business gift to customers and clients? Here are 5 secrets to Buck’s popularity.
Our report for the best pocket knife for June 2017 may surprise you. It is highly popular for its value. The perceived value is $7 to $10, but the sale price is only $1.99 each. Free setup, also! If you have a promotional campaign in mind, and have hundreds or thousands of people on your gift list, this knife is your best choice. The Maxam Digital Camo Knife wins the prize this month over all other knives. It has been hard to keep enough inventory on the shelves for this sought-after economy pocket knife.
Camouflage has remained very popular the last few years. There is a subculture of camo enthusiasts that like to own many different items with the camo look. Camo hats, jackets, pants, cell phone cases, back packs, mugs, beer can insulators, and pencils are super popular.
Custom Engraved Knives are usually pocket knives. Sometimes non-folding knives are laser engraved with company logos. Pocket knives are much more popular, because they take up less space, and can be concealed easily. These 5 custom engraved knives were chosen because of their popularity. Most manufacturers, contractors, and service companies like to give these knives to their employees, associates, and customers. So here are the 5 most popular ones. You should have them, too.
Buck® Bantam BBW Camo 284cmo. Camouflage is in. It is the most popular of handle colors.
There are thousands of styles of engravable knives, pocket knives, in the world. Each one has its own personality. Collectors are always looking for the newest, latest, most unique pocket knives at all the gun and knife shows across the USA. Factors they look for are the color, material of the blade, shape and material of the scales (handles), and the mechanics of opening and closing them.
The Kershaw Camo Scallion made the short list because of its printed camouflage design. It almost looks 3 dimensional, or glowing. The opening mechanism is Speedsafe assisted-opening system. It works very smoothly. Of course the blade is high quality 420hc stainless steel. Just so you don’t accidentally open the knife, it has a safety lock to keep it closed when not in use. Made in the USA.
Kershaw “Scallion” Knife, Camo 1620
Buck® has many styles of knives, and keeps up with the current tastes of its customers. The most popular style now is the tactical knives. The rich black color of the blade and handle make this a beauty. The openness of the handle makes the weight low. The tanto style blade shape and the serration are both good selling points. Great for an every day carry (EDC), but still a very beautiful pocket knife.
Boker is a fine American company that manufactures knives all over the world. The Boker Leopard Damascus II Knife wins this award on several points. The damascus blade, the blade shape, and the origin of the steel, are all winning points. The steel was forged out of the barrel of the German army tank Leopard I. This gives it the Rockwell hardness of 65-67. The handle has amazing features of its own. It is made of hardcoated 6061-T6 aluminum and it encloses Ziracote wood inserts. This heirloom comes with a certificate of authenticity.
The popularity of different pocket knife styles changes from year to year. Camo knives have been very popular for a long time. More designs are being added all the time. So far in 2017 the Rescue knives are the most popular company logo knives. Their popularity is rivaling the popularity of the camouflage knives. For those people who like both camo and rescue knives, here are examples that you have been waiting for:
Funny you should ask. How can you predict the future of anything? Here are some basic techniques that knife predictors might use:
To see what a knife will look like in 100 years from now, lets see what it looked like 100 years AGO.
Then look at the changes that were made, and when they were made. Did most of the changes occur in the last 10 years? If so, then you could expect more changes to come at a faster rate. If changes occurred every 10 years for the last 100 years, then you could expect the same steady rate of change in the next 100 trips around the sun.
See the health of the knife company, and how well they respond to the needs of its customers.
What will Buck Knives be like in 2116? To try and answer that, let’s follow the 3 steps shown above…
I can’t find a picture of the original Buck knife, made in 1902 by Hoyt Buck, the founder. If you can, please post it here.
Buck Knives have changed gradually over the last 100 years. At the halfway mark, the son of Hoyt, Al Buck, incorporated “Buck Knives“. In 1963-1964, Al designed and started to manufacture the famous 110 Buck Folding Hunter knife. At 4 7/8” closed, this knife has been the flagship of all pocket knives. It made the name “buck knife” a household name. When someone would say that name, they would mean a good pocket knife. Al’s son Chuck and his wife, Lori worked at the plant, too, since 1978. Then in 1999 CJ took over the company. His father, Chuck died in 2015. So CJ is the great grandson of the originator, Hoyt Buck.
Buck USA Stockman Knife 301
You can say that the next hundred years may continue to show a steady development of methods, design, and products to keep Buck knives the major US pocket knife company.
How does this knife company respond to the needs of its customers? Starting with the founder, Hoyt Buck, he was looking for a way to temper steel. A better steel would be able to receive and hold a sharper edge. He had the American people in mind. Chuck responded to the customers in 1963 when they wanted a hunting knife that would fold. Not only fold, but lock in the open position, so you wouldn’t hurt yourself. This 110 Buck Folding Hunter knife was the best thing since sliced bread. So point 3 gets a passing grade for Buck. Most Buck knives are USA made.
But in response to the economic cries of its customers, Buck does import some fine pocket knives. Camo (camouflage) has become very popular, so Buck responded with a few camo handles and even orange camo handles. Tactical knives are now taking center stage in the pocket knife collectors. Buck has designed some great example of that.
Buck® Nano Bantam Camo 284cmo
Buck® Folding Orange Camo Omni Hunter 395CM9
What Will Buck Knives Be Like in 100 Years? My best guess would be more of the tactical style, and survival style of knives. However, for those who reminisce, Buck will always produce the 110 Buck Folding Hunter knife that has survived over 50 years. It is the flagship of all pocket knives.
Buck has become a household term when you are talking about the best pocket knives. According to our sales figures for 12 months, here are the most popular Engraved Buck Knives. Business owners love to see their logo on one of these pocket knives. They like to give a safety award or corporate gift that has a high perceived value. Their employees and customers appreciate the generosity. Client loyalty is a natural outcome from receiving a genuine Buck Knife from a business owner. Here are the top 4 winners: