Since 1983 Leatherman Tools have fascinated everyone who needs a tool in an emergency. Having one of these multi-tools is like having a whole light-weight tool box attached to your belt. Why wear a heavy tool belt, when you can have a light-weight Leatherman Tool?
Kershaw Knives started in 1974. They planned to design and manufacture quality pocket knives. Their focus was “every day carry” or EDC knives. Knives that you would actually use, and keep in your pocket for emergencies. Not knives that would stay on a shelf, or in a drawer. They instituted the Limited Lifetime Warranty. Their knives are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for the life of the original owner.
Their use of advanced material and superb design has earned awards for Kershaw. Recently they have developed a 2-steel technology which puts 2 kinds of steel into the blade. One for the edge, and one for the spine for strength.
Kershaw is owned by Kai USA Ltd, part of the Kai Group of Japan. Kai has been a quality maker of blades in Japan for over 100 years. They concentrate on research & development, marketing, manufacturing, and distribution. Kershaw’s USA plant is located in Tualatin, Oregon (next to Portland), but it is not open for tours. Some of the knives are made there, and some are made in China and Japan.
Engraved Kershaw Knives are pocket knives with your own corporate logo laser engraved of the blade or handle. They are a great corporate gift idea for Christmas or any time.
Do you need some high quality pocket knives with your company logo? Here are some handy tips to find the best personalized pocket knives:
Do a Google search for “logo knives”.
Find a knife company that has a clean and easy-to-use website.
Choose a USA-made knife.
Ask about the warranty.
Ask for a virtual proof before your order goes into production.
Provide vector art. If your art is not in vector format, a reputable full service knife engraving company can convert it for you. Vector art will make your logo look the best. It is much cleaner-looking and jpg gif files.
The best USA-made knives come from Buck, Case Cutlery, Kershaw, Kutmaster-Utica, Leatherman, and SOG.
If you follow these tips, you will be proud to give your clients the highest quality, longest-lasting corporate gift possible.
You become known as a generous person who gives useful gifts.
Your business grows partly because the pocket knives that you distributed are mobile advertising media.
USA-made knives like Buck, Case, and Kershaw are the most popular ones. These brands carry a high brand recognition value. Some imported knives like Gerber and Dako and Maxam are less expensive. They are good for trade show give-away products.
There are 4 major pocket knife brands that make the best Christmas presents, with your company logo engraved on the handle or blade.
Buck knives are as American as apple pie. Personalized with your corporate logo, they carry your good will to the recipient. Everyone has heard of the name Buck.
Case knives also have a universal brand recognition. They are noted for being USA-made. People collect them world-wide. W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery has been making knives since 1889.
Kershaw is a major American knife company with very high standards. It’s
knives have ushered in new and unique designs that are being copied by other manufacturers.
Kutmaster/Utica is also an American pocket knife company that produces some union-made knives, too. The quality is on par with Buck, and sells for a lower price because of brand recognition. They have a fine line of custom engraved knives.
Dako knives are imported from China, but offer much value for a low cost. Its personalized knives provide much value when you want to show your logo on a keepsake knife or multi-tool.
Is laser engraving included in the price? Some online knife companies charge you extra, over $6 per knife for that service. Reputable knife engraving companies always quote you the price that includes free laser marking. Some companies do electro etching instead of laser engraving. Electro etching is a good way to apply your logo, but is considered semi-permanent. Why settle for anything less than professional permanent laser imprinting.
Is online ordering easy to do on their website? Do they give you an option to call in your order instead of typing it into the shopping cart? You may prefer to do it one way or another. Some people like to talk to a human being. Some enjoy reacting with their computer, and like to automate their ordering. Easy online ordering is characterized by a neat-looking, attractive, and well-organized website. It is a website that makes it easy to find your product, and to add it to a shopping cart and check out. Most people don’t want to “register” and “enter a password”, and have someone else’s computer “store” their credit card number for future use.
Do they offer “personalized service”? Can you talk to the same person each time you call in, or do you get a different person each time? You would probably like the same friendly person handle all your questions each time you call or email.
The history of Kershaw goes back
to 1907. Then in 1974, they opened for business in Lake Oswego, Oregon and started their no-hassle, lifetime guarantee. Today their product line includes the finest USA-Made and imported knives in the industry. That’s why Kershaw knives is a household name. Every Man Wants a Kershaw.