A Fruit Knife Really Doesn’t Have To Fold, Does It?

95-1712E Fruit Knife
95-1712E Fruit Knife

The original fruit knife looks like this.. It is long and slender, and folds so you can put it in your pocket until you need it.

 

 

But what if you are testing cantaloupes all day long, in the same area of your storage building? This super sharp tomato slicer would be ideal for you.

Slicing a Ripe Tomato
Slicing a Ripe Tomato

 

 

 

 

2 Engraved Leatherman Tools I Can’t Live Without

These 2 Engraved Leatherman Tools are either in my pocket, clipped to my pocket, or nearby.

Leatherman Wingman LM37. This all-purpose tool appeals to me mainly because it

lm37.jpg Leatherman® Wingman LM37

has spring-action scissors and a safe blister package opener. Not only that, it has all these other tools built into one compact package:

Spring-action Needle nose Pliers
Spring-action Regular Pliers
Spring-action Wire Cutters
420HC Combo Knife
Wood/Metal File
Small Screwdriver
Medium Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
Ruler (1.5 in / 3.8 cm)
Bottle Opener
Can Opener
Wire Stripper

I do keep a Wingman on each of my vehicles, plus one in the office, one in my boat, and one in my shed. I don’t usually work on my vehicles, but I do spend a lot of time fixing and enjoying my motor boat. This tool saves me from loading 10 pounds of extra repair tools onto my floating oasis.

Leatherman Style CS LM36. When traveling light, and when I’m all dressed up, I usually keep this smaller tool in my pocket. The useful features are a spring-loaded scissors, super

lm36.jpg Leatherman Style CS LM36

sharp knife, nail file with a screw driver end (for small flathead screws and phillips screws), tweezers (for removing splinters), a bottle opener, and a carabiner clip. That’s a lot of capability for a tool that weighs only 1.4 ounces.

The Best Pocket Knife in February 2019

The best pocket knife this month is a surprise. Why?

rsk274 Pocket Knife
rsk274 Pocket Knife

Because…

  1. it is our lowest price knife.
  2. it can be handed out at trade show booths without worrying about spending too much.
  3. it is rugged and well constructed.
  4. your logo is printed in full color on the handle in the USA.

 

 

 

How Personalized Pocket Knives Are Made

Personalized pocket knives are usually hand made.

65010 Small Rosewood Pocketknife-Gold
65010 Small Rosewood Pocketknife-Gold
  1. 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.
  2. The liner is normally made of 2 layers of steel. One on each side of the blade. Then we add the metal bolsters.
  3. All of these pieces are held together with metal pins, through the bolster, the liner layers, and the blade.
  4. 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.
  5. To top off the appearance, scales (handles) are added. They can be made out of bone, wood, steel, or synthetic material.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 Hottest NEW Personalized Pocket Knives

For 2018, these are the hottest Personalized Pocket Knives that have been introduced. Your logo can be laser engraved on the blade, and some of the handles. Made overseas using the design and specifications of American companies. High grade stainless steel blades, and secure locking mechanisms. These knives make great gifts for your employees and customers.

1520_1520_17274 Gold Medallion Pocket Knife 1520

8315GuppyPocketSizeMulti-ToolKnifeopen Guppy Pocket Size Multi-Tool Knife 8315

84504-in-1UtensilMultitoolClosed 4-IN-1 Utensil Multitool 8450

7815LockbackKeyKnifeBlackOpen Lockback Key Knife 7815

1938open.jpg TRAIL BLAZER POCKET KNIFE 1938

 

The Newest Best Pocket Knife

The newest best pocket knife this year is made by Leatherman®.

These are the features that earned it our highest approval:

  • Small enough to keep in your pocket, yet big enough to do bigger jobs.
  • Super sharp blade. It comes very sharp, and stays sharp.
  • Light weight, because of the “holey” design. Both sides of the handle and the blade have this feature.
  • Opens easily with the thumb hole.
  • Locks in the open position, so it won’t accidentally close on you.
  • Minimal but safe handle design, which shows off the blade.
  • Stainless steel pocket clip with an integral bottle opener.
  • Sturdy liner lock mechanism.
  • Partially serrated blade can do the heavy jobs of cutting rope.
  • Made in the USA of U.S. and foreign components.

832383 Leatherman® Skeletool KBX Denim Blue Knife 832383