Give Buck Knives For Christmas and Spread Your Joy

Buck Knives make the perfect Christmas gift. Even women use them for opening

Buck Knives for Christmas
Buck Knives for Christmas

boxes and cutting things around the house.

Here are the best reasons:

  • Buck is an American company, and most of the knives are made in the USA.
  • Buck is a household word. Everyone has heard of a Buck knife.
  • Buck stands for the highest quality is steel and workmanship.
  • Buck knives are useful gifts.
  • They are long-lasting, and covered by the Buck Forever Warranty.
  • Everyone appreciates a quality Buck knife.

How Personalized Pocket Knives Are Made

Personalized pocket knives are usually hand made.

65010 Small Rosewood Pocketknife-Gold
65010 Small Rosewood Pocketknife-Gold
  1. Of course, you need a blade or two to start with. The rest of this is how the blades are protected and held in place when you are using the knife.
  2. The liner is normally made of 2 layers of steel. One on each side of the blade. Then we add the metal bolsters.
  3. All of these pieces are held together with metal pins, through the bolster, the liner layers, and the blade.
  4. How about a spring, so the blade is held closed, and held open? That is usually held in place between the 2 layers of liner, by a pin in the middle of the knife.
  5. To top off the appearance, scales (handles) are added. They can be made out of bone, wood, steel, or synthetic material.
  6. The final product then is personalized with your name. This is usually done by laser engraving on the blade or the handle, or the bolster.
  7. Some modern knives get their advanced look by having the liner do the job of the scales. Some have only a liner on one side, to save weight, and create a daring look.
  8. Locking mechanisms are of two types. The liner lock holds the blade open by a spring action of sliding into the tang of the blade. The tang is the “root” of the blade. The other type of locking mechanism is the “lockback”. This is done by the spring locking against the blade tang. A lockback mechanism is easier to use. Some knives don’t have a locking mechanism. The blade tang just has a flat spot that rests on the spring to stay open when in use.

This is how the standard Personalized Pocket Knives are made. Knife designers are always looking for more unique ideas to attract knife lovers.

What Is A Fruit Knife?

Fun With A Fruit Knife
Fun With A Fruit Knife

A fruit knife is a long slender folding knife that is used to sample or carve fruit or vegetables. It is often used by produce workers to cut a deep square plug in a cantaloupe or watermelon to inspect the innards. It’s a quick neat way to make an important test.

The average fruit & vegetable lover can use this tool to make interesting carvings like these.

95-1712E Fruit Knife
95-1712E Fruit Knife

 

3 Engraved Gerber Knives That Will Knock Your Socks Off

New Gerber Ideas
New Gerber Ideas

Gerber, an American company, is always staying on the leading edge of pocket knife design. The new knife owners want the high-tech look. The tactical tool. The cool-looking cutter.

Here are 3 of the new engraved Gerber knives that won’t disappoint today’s knife fans.

  1. Instant Knife 752. Assisted-opening mechanism in a pocket knife is a quick and safe way to single-handedly open your knife. If you are hanging in a tree on your parachute, and one hand is holding on for life, your other hand can open and operate this knife.

    000752 Gerber Instant Knife 752

  2. Paralite Champagne 1345. This one has a see-through handle that shows off the colorful liner lock. This design reduces the weight of it, so you don’t mind carrying it every day.

    001345GerberParaliteChampagne Gerber® Paralte Champagne 1345

  3. STL 2.0 41122. Black on black is very popular now. It has that mysterious look, and a very light weight. The blade is thin but strong, to keep the weight of this new knife under control.

    41122 Gerber STL 2.0 41122

    What will Gerber come up with next?

 

The Newest Best Pocket Knife

The newest best pocket knife this year is made by Leatherman®.

These are the features that earned it our highest approval:

  • Small enough to keep in your pocket, yet big enough to do bigger jobs.
  • Super sharp blade. It comes very sharp, and stays sharp.
  • Light weight, because of the “holey” design. Both sides of the handle and the blade have this feature.
  • Opens easily with the thumb hole.
  • Locks in the open position, so it won’t accidentally close on you.
  • Minimal but safe handle design, which shows off the blade.
  • Stainless steel pocket clip with an integral bottle opener.
  • Sturdy liner lock mechanism.
  • Partially serrated blade can do the heavy jobs of cutting rope.
  • Made in the USA of U.S. and foreign components.

832383 Leatherman® Skeletool KBX Denim Blue Knife 832383

Fun With A Fruit Knife

Fruit Carving Masterpieces
Fruit Carving Masterpieces

 

Carving with a fruit knife has become an art. It may have started in Thailand. If you have been on a cruise ship, you surely have seen some buffets decorated with carved fruit. It is time consuming, and requires great skill and patience. Here are some fine examples of the handiwork of the best fruit and vegetable carvers…..

Carved Apple
Carved Apple
Apple With Carved Hearts
Apple With Carved Hearts
Carved Orange Rind
Carved Owls
Carved Owls
Carved Apple Butterfly
Carved Apple Butterfly
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Fishes
Carved Fishes
Carved Watermelon Fishes
Carved Watermelon Fishes
Decorative Apple Skin
Carved Watermelon Display
Carved Watermelon Display

 

Click here for more on the history of fruit carving.

 

My Quest For The Best Pocket Knife

Case Knives, now owned by Zippo, has an interesting knife museum in Bradford

Case Knife Museum
Case Knife Museum in Bradford PA

Pennsylvania. The museum has samples of the early knives and the stories behind them. My nephew, Tim Pike accompanied me since he has been a knife fan for years. His grandfather, Thomas Pike, used to have Fort Tuscarora on Route 172 in Lisbon Ohio. History, guns, and knives runs in the family.

My quest for the best pocket knife was easy at the Zippo/Case Museum, because of the abundance of knives there. This place is open to the public, and I highly recommend it to knife collectors. These pictures were taken in 2006, so things might have changed since then. According to their website, the place is open 7 days a week, and boasts of 100,000 visitors per year, from all over the world.

Zippo Repair Clinic
Zippo Repair Clinic

 

 

Historical Case Knives
Historical Case Knives
More Historical Case Knives
More Historical Case Knives

 

 

 

 

Dave Navoyosky
Dave Navoyosky
Tim Pike
Tim Pike
Tim Pike
Tim Pike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Display
Case “Wall of Fame” Display