The best way to see the future is to look at the past. What were pocket knives like 100 years ago? Were there logo knives then? The promotional product industry was just getting started about then. The first of those products were calendars and pocket knives with your logo or company name on them. In 1920 pocket knives were basically a bone or wooden handle with one or two blades. There were no “tactical” looking knives like some of the Gerbers. Gerber knives didn’t exist until 1939.
So, if today’s logo knives look that much different than the 1920 versions, let’s assume the 2120 will look much different than the 2020 knives. Here are my guesses:
Using liquid crystal technology, your imprinted logo will change color when you hold the knife in your hand. Or a hidden message will appear. This technology is available today, but not used on pocket knives.
Unique shapes that don’t look like a pocket knife.
Forget the old fashioned pocket clip. How about a magnet integrated into the knife handle that will stick to a metal plate on your belt? You would have quick and easy access to a valuable tool.
Tomorrow’s knives may have a built-in sharpener. Just disengage it and use it any time you need to hone the blade.
Your phone number will be engraved on the blade. In case you ever loose it, the finder may re-connect you with your favorite knife.
Boker will establish a manufacturing facility on the moon, and make handles from the unique materials found only on the moon.
Give me your own ideas for futuristic knives by commenting here by October 31, 2020. I’ll give a free Maxam knife to the top 5 ideas!
The winner of the title “Best Pocket Knife of Spring 2019″ is a very economical knife. It may surprise you, because it is made in China, and is only $1.99 on sale. The Maxam® Digital Camo Knife rsk11168 won the title for these reasons:
It has been the most popular the last few weeks. Every business owner is buying it, and likes to see his company logo printed in full color on the handle.
Camo is always popular. It isn’t just a style; it represents a lifestyle.
Its cost is only $1.99, but the perceived value is between $5 and $10.
It is rugged because of the simple design and choice of materials.
The blade is stainless steel, with an opening hole at the back edge.
The handle is durable Laymar, imprinted with a digital camouflage design.
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.
The hottest company logo knives for trade show give-aways are the Maxam® Lockback Knives rsk274. The price of $1.99 is what attracts attention. Business owners buy them a second time and third time because they are real decent pocket knives. The perceived value is $5 to $10. The regular price is $3.44. So a $1.99 sale is a welcome bonus. The price includes a full-color imprint on the black handle. For the price of a decent ball point pen, your customers at the trade shows can have a real pocket knife instead.
For the year 2017, the award goes to the most popular pocket knife. This knife got the most orders, and sold the highest quantity. Factors that did not enter into the contest were price and country of origin. The winner is:
This Maxam knife has a stainless steel blade and a synthetic handle. The handle is smooth so it can support your full color logo. The basic lockback mechanism keeps you safe when you are using it.
Why is this knife so popular? Its low cost, basically. But the sale price of $1.99 is not near the real price of $3.44 each. And the perceived value is probably between $5 and $10. This knife is an outstanding winner this year!
Logo Knives is proud to make this announcement for 2017.
To keep it simple, here are just 4 misconceptions about company logo knives. I’m sure you can think of others.
The best price is what you need.
Knives are just for men.
A color imprint is the best imprint.
Chinese-made knives are junk.
Here are the answers….
This statement is an easy one to figure out. The best price may mean the worst service, or the worst imprint on your company logo knives.
Surprisingly, many females like to carry a pocket knife for protection, and to open boxes, just like men do. My pastor’s wife appreciated the multi-tool I gave her, because she does all the fixing around the house.
A color imprint may look the nicest, but laser engraving is the most permanent imprinting method. Color imprints can scratch off in time, especially if your car keys are rubbing against them in your pocket.
The quality of pocket knives coming from China is very remarkable. They are using good stainless steel, and the workmanship is very good. The price is low because of the low cost of labor in that country. Dako and Gerber and Starline knives are my favorite Chinese-made pocket knives.
Our report for the best pocket knife for June 2017 may surprise you. It is highly popular for its value. The perceived value is $7 to $10, but the sale price is only $1.99 each. Free setup, also! If you have a promotional campaign in mind, and have hundreds or thousands of people on your gift list, this knife is your best choice. The Maxam Digital Camo Knife wins the prize this month over all other knives. It has been hard to keep enough inventory on the shelves for this sought-after economy pocket knife.
Camouflage has remained very popular the last few years. There is a subculture of camo enthusiasts that like to own many different items with the camo look. Camo hats, jackets, pants, cell phone cases, back packs, mugs, beer can insulators, and pencils are super popular.