Well, today is Christmas Eve- I’m sure if you have children in your home they are eagerly awaiting Santa Claus! Lay out some milk and cookies for him (plus snacks for the reindeer!), and then go tuck your babies in and finish wrapping your gifts!
Have a very Merry Christmas!
(And we hope tomorrow you’ll be lucky enough to receive any of these special logo knives!)
Don’t get me wrong- there are plenty of fun things to do indoors during the fall and winter months: board games; card games; movie nights; experimental baking. But sometimes you just need to get some fresh air- especially after this crazy year we’ve had.
Today is Take A Hike Day, and these are just the items you’ll need:
What does being brave mean to you? It could simply mean facing a challenge head-on that you didn’t think you originally could face. This challenge could be something as small as facing your fear of heights by going to the top floor of a skyscraper. Or it could be even bigger like protecting and defending our country, as American military veterans have done, and continue to do.
Today is Veterans Day, a very special day in which Americans celebrate and honor all military veterans. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919, as it honored the ending of WWI on the 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month in 1918. But in 1954, after the end of WWII, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in order to honor American veterans of all wars, not just those who fought in WWI.
What better way to celebrate and thank our veterans than with pocket knives engraved with the American flag. Handing them out at your company or town’s Veterans Day celebration will brighten up everyone’s day.
There doesn’t need to be a national holiday to remind us all that buying engraved pocket knivesmade in the USA is one of the best ways to support our country. There are so many benefits, including but not limited to:
Up-close quality control
Less transportation & fuel costs
Increased jobs for Americans
So today, on National Manufacturing Day, don’t forget to support our local companies and workers and buy products made in the USA.
If you are faced with the job of finding the perfect logo knives for your employees, here are 8 tips to make it easy for you!
The perfect manufacturer. Do you want the knives made in the USA, or imported. It may make a difference in your company.
The perfect price. What is your budget for this project?
The perfect size.Do you want a pocket knife, a sheath knife, or a non-folding knife?
The perfect color. Do you have an important company logo color that needs to be duplicated in the color of the knife handle?
The perfect imprint method. Laser engraving is permanent. Electro etching and pad printing are semi permanent.
The perfect tag line.Is your company logo enough of a decoration on the handle or blade? Do you want a tag line for this project? “Safety First in 2021″, Merry Christmas 2020”, “Thanks for your service” are examples of what you might want to imprint on another location, like the other side of the blade or handle.
The perfect timing. Should you give these out one at a time, or at the Christmas party, or at a safety meeting?
The perfect packaging.Some knives come in attractive boxes. Sometimes a wooden box or metal box is optional. The presentation is very important.
In my experience, I have never found a retail store that is capable of selling pocket knives engraved with your logo. Initials and lettering, yes. Logo, no. That is probably because the equipment needed for laser engraving a logo is much more expensive than a “letter scratcher”. Any jewelry store and trophy shop has one of those machines. The best place for you to look is online. There are a few pocket knife engravers on the internet. That’s the best place to go to get pocket knives engraved with your corporate logo. Laser engraving knives is an art and science. Why?
Not all steel (or wood, bone, synthetic material) is able to be neatly laser engraved. The hardness and makeup of the steel may not allow the job to come out neatly, without a halo burn, and without rough edges.
The imprint has to be the right size and located in the same location on each knife. To do this, a jig has to be made for each knife style.
The timing has to be adjusted to get the best imprinted image.
The laser power has to be adjusted to also get the best results.
The final color of the imprinted area can be adjusted by using certain chemicals in the process. They make the image more noticeable. There’s nothing worse than seeing a silver image against a silver background.
Cleaning up the knife after the job. If this isn’t done, the laser dust can discolor the areas on which it is sitting. This anomaly is permanent, and cannot be erased or removed.
The most common thing to have engraved when a member of the military dies while in service is a gravestone, a plaque, or a monument. But have you thought about engraving a personalized pocket knife with his or her name? It would be a thoughtful and unique gift for their family & friends, don’t you think?
Happy Armed Forces Day to all of our active duty military across the country! Today has been a day of celebration and recognition for all members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, & Air Force for the past 70 years.
What are the best ways to celebrate during this tumultuous time?
Proudly display your American flag in your yard
Wear red, white & blue
Send letters of thanks to members of the military, no matter where they are
The most deserving members of the American military are being celebrated today, on National Medal of Honor Day. They have been recognized by the President and Congress as having performed noble acts of valor in the name of our country during times of war.
Did you know…
There are Army, Navy & Air Force versions of this highest military award
40% of all MOHs were given for service in the Civil War
MOH Day was first recognized in 1990
Earlier names for the MOH: Fidelity Medallion & Badge of Military Merit
Which of your employees have gone above and beyond what is asked of them? Who makes the office an enjoyable environment in which to work? Which employees are most deserving of these engraved pocket knives of the highest distinction? Anyone who receives these collectible knives will be so honored: