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.
SpeedSafe®. This is the trademark for their reliable assisted-opening mechanism. Once you start to open the knife with the flipper or thumb stud, the spring helps it along. Its function is smooth and dependable.
Flipper. The finger flipper at the base of the blade tang make opening a breeze. It works along with the SpeedSafe® to give you a smooth experience. The flipper has another benefit when the knife is open, and you are using it. It protects your index finger from sliding into the blade.
Frame Lock. Most Kershaw® knives have a frame lock or a liner lock. This provides a safe mechanism to keep the blade from retracting on you.
Personalization. Besides engraving your logo, Kershaw® can personalize each knife with the name of each recipient. Your employees will love you for that.
Good question. Everyone likes to receive a gift knife with a corporate logo of their employer or a business customer. Personalizing goes an extra mile to accomplish this same goal.
Personalized Pocket Knives are a little different than putting a company logo on a knife. Personalizing really means we are putting an individual’s name or initials on the knife. Each knife is laser engraved with a different name. The pricing is a little different for doing this as opposed to engraving the same logo on every piece. Usually the cost is about $4.00 per piece, plus a setup charge of $20. If you want your logo on each knife, in addition to the personalization, that can be done, too. There’s a setup charge to do that, but the laser engraving of your logo is free. It’s included in the advertised price. Making you knives into personalized gifts is a great idea. Everyone likes to see their own name on their own things. It gives a sense of pride, and prevents knives from getting switched with someone else’s knife.
Pocket knives are very popular as gift items to employees and customers. How are personalized knives made? Rather, how is your logo put on a pocket knife blade or handle? It depends on the material of the handle and it depends on the blade. Here are the answers…
Laser engraving is very popular for stainless steel blades and handles. Also wood handles are able to be laser engraved. Smooth leather sheaths and smooth bone and synthetics, except Zytel, are also able to be laser engraved. This is a permanent imprinting method. It is done by experts who laser engrave all day, every day.
Screen printing is popular with companies that have a color logo, and they want to stick with that color or colors on everything that they have imprinted. This in considered a semi-permanent process. It will scratch off if you put your knife in your pocket with your car keys. One or two colors are possible.
Full color imprinting is a new process developed about 2012. It is like your desktop printer, but better. It is not limited to cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. It can also print white. It prints directly on the handle, etc.
Electro Etching is an electro-chemical process in which the imprint areas are eaten away by acid and electricity. It is a semi-permanent method of imprinting.
However, it is the method of choice by some knife imprinters.
Computerized engraving scratches the imprint mechanically into the metal surface. It is considered permanent.
Color fill of a laser engraving. If you want to add some color to your imprint, one color can be applied to the recessed areas of the laser engraved logo.
Personalization means that each knife is marked with a different person’s name. This is a great gift idea for members of a group. The names are usually laser engraved. If someone misplaces their knife, it is easy to identify.
Serialization. If you want to keep track of each knife in your order, each knife can be marked with a serial number. It would be laser engraved.
Logo’ed or Logo Knives are pocket knives that have your corporate logo laser engraved or screen printed, or pad printed on the blade or handle or bolster.
Personalization is a term used for putting a person’s name on each knife, so that each knife has a different name. This is great at Christmas time, when you are giving a logo knife to your employees, and you don’t want them to accidentally get switched. Having personalized knives in your shop will make sure a person can identify his very own knife in case he lays it down somewhere.
Not all knife engravers are capable of doing both of these processes. Some can do only one.