engraved Gerber knives. But after some use, you will have to sharpen them. The best advice is “Easy does it”. The gentlest but most effective knife sharpener is the R119 by “American Made Cutlery”. It is made of two wheels of hardened steel, that are placed close enough together to provide an ideal angle of sharpening. It sharpens both sides of the blade at the same time. You want to draw the knife blade through the opening smoothly and gently, as if you were slicing something. Other sharpeners are on the market for more rugged sharpening jobs. We’ll get to them next time.
There seems to be some lingering effects from the Covid-19 lockdown of year
2020. In that year, production levels of many products decreased. This was caused by the reduction in the workforce due to “social distancing”. Other effects were a reduction in the availability of raw materials. Shipping materials and finished products from China suffered as well.
Currently, the production time for engraved Gerber knives is 15 or more business days. Normally the production time used to be 10 business days. This additional 5 days may not be too important in the month of July. But, when the Christmas rush begins in October, those additional 5 days could affect the Christmas deadline. Imagine having a company Christmas party, and the gift knives haven’t arrived yet. My advice is to plan ahead, so you don’t get caught with this sort of inventory problem.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, but what are we going to do to celebrate since most festivals and parades are canceled due to coronavirus concerns? Sure, you can still wear green all day (with beautiful green logo knives as your accessory) and drink a pint of Guinness, but it’s not the same as going to a fun boisterous parade.
Don’t worry, there’s still a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, if you’re willing to go search for it. We sure found one! After ogling over these beautiful rainbow logo knives, we finally found our way to the end of the rainbow, where there’s a gold knife.
Take your pick- one for you and one for your best customers!
Don’t forget to add a beautiful green one to your list as well!
Are most of your customers loyal patriots? Then today is a great day to help them celebrate- it is #NationalAnthemDay! Eighty-nine years ago, President Hoover adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as our national anthem.
Did you know…
“Hail, Columbia,” “America the Beautiful,” and “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” were also frontrunners in the competition to become our national anthem
There are actually 4 stanzas in “The Star-Spangled Banner”, but we usually only sing the first
It was originally a poem about the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812
During Christopher Columbus’ journey across the Atlantic Ocean, he surely had some sort of pocket knife to help him along the way. If he were alive in modern times, he certainly would have chosen one of these engraved Gerber knives:
Gerber knives are anything but traditional. When I think of a traditional knife,
my attention goes to the W. R. Case Company. Most of their knives have 1, 2, or 3 blades, and the handle style is pretty much the same. The main differences are the materials that the handles are made from, and the colors .
Engraved Gerber knives, however, come in a variety of blade shapes. More importantly, the handles vary in the material and styles. They range from solid synthetic to tactical-looking stainless steel as in the Titanium Nitride Paraframe.
In 2020, Gerber introduced the rectangular shaped Quadrant Knife with a Bamboo handle. What an innovation for knife collectors. It opens easily with the flick of your wrist, and a touch of the flipper.