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.
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.
Of course, you need a blade or two to start with. The rest of this is how the blades are protected and held in place when you are using the knife.
The liner is normally made of 2 layers of steel. One on each side of the blade. Then we add the metal bolsters.
All of these pieces are held together with metal pins, through the bolster, the liner layers, and the blade.
How about a spring, so the blade is held closed, and held open? That is usually held in place between the 2 layers of liner, by a pin in the middle of the knife.
To top off the appearance, scales (handles) are added. They can be made out of bone, wood, steel, or synthetic material.
The final product then is personalized with your name. This is usually done by laser engraving on the blade or the handle, or the bolster.
Some modern knives get their advanced look by having the liner do the job of the scales. Some have only a liner on one side, to save weight, and create a daring look.
Locking mechanisms are of two types. The liner lock holds the blade open by a spring action of sliding into the tang of the blade. The tang is the “root” of the blade. The other type of locking mechanism is the “lockback”. This is done by the spring locking against the blade tang. A lockback mechanism is easier to use. Some knives don’t have a locking mechanism. The blade tang just has a flat spot that rests on the spring to stay open when in use.
This is how the standard Personalized Pocket Knives are made. Knife designers are always looking for more unique ideas to attract knife lovers.
The Kutmaster Compact Rescue Knife 95-1832L is small enough to keep clipped to the edge of your pocket. It’s only 3 1/2″ closed, so you don’t have to think twice about keeping it on yourself. The eye-catching tanto blade makes this knife special looking. It has a glass-breaking tip and a razor sharp cutter for removing seat belts in a hurry.
The Starline Elemental Survival/Rescue Knife is much larger, so it is best suited for your car, or in your camping gear. This special knife also has a built-in flashlight, magnet, and fire starter.
Impress your workers………Give personalized knives as safety awards.
Personalized knives are engraved knives with a person’s name on each knife. They are designed to be personal custom gifts to each special recipient. Everyone likes to see their name on their possessions. Why not take advantage of this human trait, and advertise your company on the knives, too.
Choose a quality stainless steel knife with an attractive handle.
Order from a reputable online knife company.
Pick out your best, simplified corporate logo.
Prepare a list of your personalized names on an Excel worksheet.
Order a few extra knives without a name, for recipients that pop up in the near future.
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.
The Ohio Promotional Products Association had their semi-annual Cleveland Ohio show last week for distributors of promotional products. I am partial to pocket knives, so here are the best personalized pocket knives that I found in the show. Kent Getsee and Paul Rizzo represent Compass Promotions at the shows. All of the knives are offered with your company logo laser engraved on the blade, and sometimes the stainless steel handle.