To keep it simple, here are just 4 misconceptions about company logo knives. I’m sure you can think of others.
The best price is what you need.
Knives are just for men.
A color imprint is the best imprint.
Chinese-made knives are junk.
Here are the answers….
This statement is an easy one to figure out. The best price may mean the worst service, or the worst imprint on your company logo knives.
Surprisingly, many females like to carry a pocket knife for protection, and to open boxes, just like men do. My pastor’s wife appreciated the multi-tool I gave her, because she does all the fixing around the house.
A color imprint may look the nicest, but laser engraving is the most permanent imprinting method. Color imprints can scratch off in time, especially if your car keys are rubbing against them in your pocket.
The quality of pocket knives coming from China is very remarkable. They are using good stainless steel, and the workmanship is very good. The price is low because of the low cost of labor in that country. Dako and Gerber and Starline knives are my favorite Chinese-made pocket knives.
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!
Camo knives are real popular this year. We are constantly adding new camo designs. Really, anything that has a camo design is greatly popular. As a twist on the customary camo look, the new “orange camo” is taking over. It still has the same rugged look, but an orange camo knife is harder to loose in the woods. Here are 3 recent orange camouflage personalized knives that we can hardly keep on the shelves.
The Ohio Promotional Products Association had their semi-annual Cleveland Ohio show last week for distributors of promotional products. I am partial to pocket knives, so here are the best personalized pocket knives that I found in the show. Kent Getsee and Paul Rizzo represent Compass Promotions at the shows. All of the knives are offered with your company logo laser engraved on the blade, and sometimes the stainless steel handle.
Businesses, big and small, had their logos laser engraved on pocket knives in 2016. This was a great way to spread good will and to advertise their company to all the customers and prospects. What were the 10 most engravable knives this year? Here is our list, according to popularity and attractiveness.
Many business owners like to give quality gifts to their clients and employees. It is a great way to show their appreciation. Often the best idea for long-lasting gifts is personalized knives. How do you make this idea a reality? Here are some points:
Start with good artwork. If you don’t have any, then just use the name of your company.
Find a quality knife company on the internet. Using the words “company logo knives” will get you the most relevant knife engravers that can help you out.
Order USA-made knives, if they fit into your budget. If not, many Chinese pocket knives are available in high quality. Dako is one of them.
Ask for a virtual proof before your order is put into production. It is better to find a mistake on your computer screen than on 100 Buck knives.
Ask about the warranty. Many knife manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty, or a 25 year warranty.
The best pocket knife in the imported category, for 2016 is the Dako Shadow Pocket Knife 7915.
What impresses me about this knife is the unique design and advanced engineering. The knife is light as a feather, even though it is made entirely of steel. How did they do that?
One reason is having the same piece of steel do 2 jobs. The back handle also serves as the locking mechanism.
The other reason is–why cover the whole blade with a front handle, if all you need to cover is the edge of the blade? So they designed the front handle to do just that.
The size is not small. It’s a medium sized 3 1/2″ knife that you will be happy to make your “every day carry” (EDC). It opens easily with the thumb stud on the blade. Make 48 of your customers happy by giving them this knife with your company logo laser engraved on the blade. Your logo is visible even when the knife is closed.
Where do new and unique pocket knife designs come from? Companies like Buck, Kershaw, CRKT, Gerber, Kutmaster, and Dako are coming up with new designs every year. They present them at trade shows, which I go to, as often as I can.
This is a scene from last week’s TOM Show in Cleveland Ohio. This is where suppliers of promotional products show their new imprinted products and Engraved Pocket Knives that have just been developed. My main man for Buck, Leatherman, Gerber and Kershaw is Paul Rizzo. His partner, Kent Getsee owns the company Preferred Lines Marketing. They represent Rainkist Umbrellas, Pentel Imprint, Bay State, Compass Industries, Devara and Tervis at the trade shows. Shown in this picture is a new knife by Dako that is not yet on my website. Paul is also wearing the new engraved Leatherman Tread.
You become known as a generous person who gives useful gifts.
Your business grows partly because the pocket knives that you distributed are mobile advertising media.
USA-made knives like Buck, Case, and Kershaw are the most popular ones. These brands carry a high brand recognition value. Some imported knives like Gerber and Dako and Maxam are less expensive. They are good for trade show give-away products.