St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday with 2 different fan clubs: children who love the magic involved in trapping a leprechaun, and adults who try to visit all the Irish pubs they can. Have you given any thought to the lore of there being a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Which would you rather find: a pot of gold or Personalized Pocket Knives?
Can you name one person who has a hand in your daily life that you don’t normally see everyday? I’m sure you get at least one piece of mail on a daily basis, but do you actually see your mail carrier and say “hi”? Today is National Thank A Mail Carrier Day- so today is the day to say “thank-you” to them for all of their hard work. To make your life easier, here is the perfect thank-you gift idea for them: pocket knives engraved with “Best Mail Carrier Ever.”
Sunday is Grandparents Day, and Grandpa would love to get a small gift from you. What do you give someone who already has everything? Choose from a collection of pocket knives engraved with his name. A man can never have too many pocket knives. Here are a few of the most popular knives for the older generation.
If you are a business owner, and like to give logo knives to your customers, do the knives help your business? Which customers should you target for your generous gift of a pocket knife with your company logo?
Hunters. They like the larger sheath knives or the larger folding hunting knives, like the Buck 110.
Preppers. They like survival knives. The multi-purpose knives that can break a window, cut a seatbelt, and start a campfire.
Farmers. They like the old fashioned Case Trappers (2 blades) or Stockman knives (3 blades). Case has a long love affair with the American public.
Campers. They too, like the multipurpose knives. Ones that can open bottles and food cans, light a fire, and saw some small branches.
Hikers. They have similar needs that the campers have. They need to be prepared for anything that they face on the trail.
Everyone Else. Everyone needs a sharp knife to open cardboard boxes. A small pocket knife that is close at hand, is always appreciated. You can’t go wrong when giving logo knives.
If you are a business owner, you are always looking for ways to increase your income. You know that promotional products are useful, long-lasting, and appreciated. You can’t say that about a newspaper ad.
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.
Safety is an important word these days. It is better to be prepared than sorry. The sale of Engraved Pocket Knives with rescue tools on them is big business. If you give rescue knives with your logo to your employees or customers, you will be a hero. And maybe they will be, too. Here is Gordon Blake holding two rescue knives for Dave Navoyosky at a recent trade show in Cleveland OH. Gordon is a field representative for Kutmaster/Utica knives.
Take advantage of multiple imprint locations. Put your company logo on the handle, and a saying on the blade, like “Merry Christmas 2019”.
Packaging is important, because it is the first impression. Case knives have optional wooden boxes and metal cans, for that perfect presentation. See the genuine Case packaging.
“Personalization”. Many pocket knives can be engraved with the recipient’s first and last name. This adds more meaning to your special gift. Plus, if someone loses their gift knife, it will probably be returned to them.