When you order gift pocket knives that have the recipient’s name or initials on each knife, these are called Personalized Pocket Knives. If all the knives have the same imprint, they would not be called “personalized”.
Here are some facts that you may not have known:
Personalization is not very expensive. It usually costs $5 per knife plus a setup charge of $25 for the whole order.
Instead of engraving the recipient’s first and last name, why not just the first name, and the years of service. “Jasonn–10 Years” instead of “Jasonn Smith”. The cost is the same either way.
The knife will last forever. Who would throw away a knife with their own name on it? So, your logo will also last forever.
Laser engraving is permanent. Electro etching is semi permanent.
You can submit your list of names in different ways: Excel spreadsheet, Word document, or just in an email.
If you misspell a name, it will be misspelled on the knife, and you paid for it.
The minimum order is the same as the minimum order for each particular knife.
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.
Do you own a business? Do you have some employees that frown all the time? Do you have a lot of employees that seem unhappy? You can use engraved Leatherman tools to change those frowns into smiles. Here’s how:
Pick a holiday, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Halloween.
Or pick another reason to get everyone together, like a safety recognition program.
Order enough engraved Leatherman tools for everyone. Don’t worry about the price. They come in all price ranges. Remember, your investment will turn those frowns into smiles. What a nice reward for your efforts.
Have your company logo laser engraved on the tools, along with a phrase like “Employee Appreciation Award” or “Safety Award 2019”.
Pass these out at the meeting and watch the tide change! You will become a hero. Your employees will love you for your generosity.
This new rescue knife was introduced at the beginning of 2019. It’s award-winning features are the combination of 3 distinct design colors, green, black, and silver. The blade offers an enhanced 3-dimentional look by coloring 2 planes with black. The rest of the blade is pure stainless steel. The black part of the blade coordinates with the black area on the front of the handle. The pattern of the handle makes use of a 3-dimentional look, along with a small steel plate, which can be laser engraved with the recipient’s initials. The end of the handle has a powerful glass breaker and seat belt cutter. A pocket clip was added, to make sure this rescue knife is where you need it, when you need it.
Gerber® knives have a long history, going back to 1939. So, Every American has heard of them. Because of their popularity, you can use engraved Gerber knives
as mood changers in your business. Do you have some long faces in your work force? Order enough of them for all your employees, and get your corporate logo laser engraved on the handles or blades. Give them out at your company picnic, or annual meeting. You will be a big hit. Use the popular Gerber® knives to change those frowns into smiles.
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.
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.