Buck Knives started in 1902 with a new way to make a knife blade stay sharp longer. Their history got a shot in the arm with the ever-popular Buck® Folding Hunter Lockback 110 in 1964. From then on, Buck® introduced other designs like a flat stainless steel handle (model 327 Nobleman), synthetic handles (Bantam 283BK), camo handles (Bantam BBW Camo 284cmo) and the tactical style (Black Bones 870-BK).
In 2019 Buck® came up with 2 new designs. The Buck® Graduate 328 and the Buck® Alumni 524. The Graduate has an attractive burlwood handle, which appeals to the collector.
Buck® Graduate 328
The Alumni knife is a re-invention of the flat stainless steel handle of the 327 Nobleman. But this time, the handles are anodized aluminum, available in four colors. Blue, Black, Gold, and Grey. One of these colors is likely to coordinated with the corporate colors of a business owner. Their logo would be laser engraved on the handle.
Impress your workers………Give personalized knives as safety awards.
Personalized knives are engraved knives with a person’s name on each knife. They are designed to be personal custom gifts to each special recipient. Everyone likes to see their name on their possessions. Why not take advantage of this human trait, and advertise your company on the knives, too.
Choose a quality stainless steel knife with an attractive handle.
Order from a reputable online knife company.
Pick out your best, simplified corporate logo.
Prepare a list of your personalized names on an Excel worksheet.
Order a few extra knives without a name, for recipients that pop up in the near future.
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!
Pocket knives are very popular as gift items to employees and customers. How are personalized knives made? Rather, how is your logo put on a pocket knife blade or handle? It depends on the material of the handle and it depends on the blade. Here are the answers…
Laser engraving is very popular for stainless steel blades and handles. Also wood handles are able to be laser engraved. Smooth leather sheaths and smooth bone and synthetics, except Zytel, are also able to be laser engraved. This is a permanent imprinting method. It is done by experts who laser engrave all day, every day.
Screen printing is popular with companies that have a color logo, and they want to stick with that color or colors on everything that they have imprinted. This in considered a semi-permanent process. It will scratch off if you put your knife in your pocket with your car keys. One or two colors are possible.
Full color imprinting is a new process developed about 2012. It is like your desktop printer, but better. It is not limited to cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. It can also print white. It prints directly on the handle, etc.
Electro Etching is an electro-chemical process in which the imprint areas are eaten away by acid and electricity. It is a semi-permanent method of imprinting.
However, it is the method of choice by some knife imprinters.
Computerized engraving scratches the imprint mechanically into the metal surface. It is considered permanent.
Color fill of a laser engraving. If you want to add some color to your imprint, one color can be applied to the recessed areas of the laser engraved logo.
Personalization means that each knife is marked with a different person’s name. This is a great gift idea for members of a group. The names are usually laser engraved. If someone misplaces their knife, it is easy to identify.
Serialization. If you want to keep track of each knife in your order, each knife can be marked with a serial number. It would be laser engraved.
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.
Brian Debottis of Starline is showing off the latest engraved pocket knives at the promotional products show in Cleveland. January 26 in Cleveland was a great day for seeing all the new promotional ideas for 2017. Many suppliers were there showing new and popular advertising specialties.
The knife Brian is holding is the new Camo Survival/Rescue Knife MK117. Your company logo can be laser engraved on the stainless steel handle. It shows up as a white image against the camo background. It has all the features you can want in a survival knife. Keep one in your car. It has a partly serrated black blade, seat belt cutter, window breaker, flint fire starter, and a small flashlight.
Logo’ed or Logo Knives are pocket knives that have your corporate logo laser engraved or screen printed, or pad printed on the blade or handle or bolster.
Personalization is a term used for putting a person’s name on each knife, so that each knife has a different name. This is great at Christmas time, when you are giving a logo knife to your employees, and you don’t want them to accidentally get switched. Having personalized knives in your shop will make sure a person can identify his very own knife in case he lays it down somewhere.
Not all knife engravers are capable of doing both of these processes. Some can do only one.