These two new Gerber knives are a little out of the ordinary.
The Obsidian Fine Edge Knife 1021 isn’t just a knife. It also has a nail file, phillips screw driver, and bottle opener, and flat head screw driver. All these are nicely hidden in the handle until you need them.
The other engraved Gerber knives that command attention, are the ones that don’t have a blade. Well, at least the blade isn’t part of the knife. The EAB Knife 41830 uses contractor quality utility knife blades. That assures that you can always have a brand new sharp blade to open boxes. Utility blades are good for a lot of cutting that a carpenter, electrician, and painter does. Need a money clip? There is a pocket clip built into this knife, which you can use to store your paper money, too.
Boker USA® is always designing knives that are way ahead of the time. These logo knives are examples of their futuristic thinking. The Urban Trapper Tanto 01BO721 doesn’t look like a pocket knife, so it blends in with the urban style. The pocket clip is positioned so that the knife does not stick out of your pocket.
The unique curve of the whole knife when open, is a new design from Chad Los Banos of the CLB Kerambit 01BO580. It has a carabiner on the end of the handle so you can carry it on a belt loop, or on your backpack. Chad is a Hawaiian police officer, so he definitely knows what features are needed in a pocket knife.
Here are some tricks anyone can do with fruit knives. You don’t need much experience in carving to get some interesting results. Just get a mango, orange, and an apple, and a fruit knife, and try to copy these gorgeous pictures.
When a business owner orders engraved Buck knives with his company logo, he generally has to pay a “setup charge”. What is this charge for?
The art department prepares the art file so that it will be legible at the size available on the knife. If there is too much small detail in the art file, they will suggest alternatives to the business owner.
The laser machine has to be set up with the art file. This takes a little time. It is the same amount of time, whether 10 knives or 1,000 knives will be laser engraved.
The knives have to be delivered to the laser machine from the warehouse. This also is the same amount of time, whether 10 or 1,000 knives are needed.
So, the setup charge is independent of the number of knives engraved. The price per knife can’t be adjusted for this finite charge. This is the fairest way to price the engraved Buck knives or any other imprinted item.
Personalized Pocket Knives are knives that have your company logo imprinted on them. Sometimes they have each recipient’s name laser engraved on them. Here are the best uses for these useful devices.
Promotion. You can promote your company. And, this type of promotion lasts much longer than a newspaper ad, or a radio ad. Pocket knives usually last a lifetime. So will your company’s logo.
Gratitude. Show your customers and employees how much you appreciate them. Your symbol of generosity will last many years.
Incentive. Encourage your employees to work safely, and to work for many years. Knives are about the best safety award you can give. The knife with your corporate logo will help to solidify your relationship with your valuable employees.
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.
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.
Price and quality are the 2 main parameters when you are looking to buy company logo knives with your corporate logo laser engraved. This year, the most popular knives are:
The Maxam® Digital Camo Knife RSK11168.
The best feature of this Maxam® knife is the price. At $1.99, you can afford to give this knife to visitors of your table at a trade show. It’s in the price range of a good pen, but will last longer than a pen. It’s perceived value is much higher than its cost. Who ever threw away a pocket knife? Who ever threw away a pen? Your corporate logo can be imprinted on the handle in full color, or just white, for free.
This Buck® knife has always been popular because of its quality and reputation. Your company logo looks great laser engraved on the blade. You can’t go wrong when you give this knife to your best customers.
This Case® knife came out last year, and is popular because of its quality, it’s made in the USA, and the color coordinates with most color logos. People love to see their logo engraved in color on the gray handle.