Buck Knives have long been popular among Americans since 1902. Then someone decided to laser engrave a business logo on them, and created a useful promotional product. What year was that? Sometime between 1902 and 1950 I would guess. Today, Engraved Buck Knives have gained these powers:
Making employees happy and more productive when their boss gives them one
with the company logo on it.
Solidifying business relationships by giving a quality engraved Buck knife with a company logo.
Creating a safer workforce. Buck knives are used as an incentive to use safe work methods in the shop. At the end of a safe year, everyone is rewarded with an engraved Buck knife safety award that boldly displays the company logo.
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.
Be a popular Boss. Give your employees these engraved Gerber knives with your company logo. You will be loved like the best boss in the world! Don’t wait till Christmas. Right now is the best time for Safety Awards or Service Awards.
As a business owner, you probably share these problems with all other business owners:
Poor safety record
High labor turnover
Bad employee attitude
How can you solve these 4 big problems in your workforce?
Not to be too simplistic, but it might boil down to how your employees feel they are being treated by you, and by your supervisors. That may be a hard pill to swallow, but there is good news. An easy way to turn this attitude around, is by rewarding your employees for:
Good attendance record
Good safety record
Good performance record
What kind of reward? I suggest giving them logo knives with your company logo
engraved on them. Turn your sad employees into happy employees.
Your employees need to be rewarded for good workmanship and a good safety record periodically. What better way to reward them than to present them with a keepsake pocket knife. Here are 3 company logo knives that your employees would be happy to receive.
Kutmaster Compact Rescue Knife. A handy tool for people who want to be prepared for emergencies. It has a tanto blade, seat belt cutter, and window breaker.
Kershaw Scallion Camo Knife, Assisted Open Knife. Not
only is camo very popular, but the assisted open feature makes it a pleasure to use this beautiful tool. There is a safety switch to keep the blade from opening when you want to keep it closed.
Buck USA Stockman Knife 301. Always a favorite if you want a 3 bladed stainless steel pocket knife. 3 extra sharp blades in one small package, ready to work for you. Made in the USA.
Your boss just asked you to order some custom engraved knives for his company. He wants to hand them out at the next shop meeting. They will be rewards for being safe employees for the last 6 months. Only those employees that did not get hurt during that time period will be rewarded with the safety award of a $50 knife with the corporate logo. On the back of the blade it will say “Accident Free Award–2016”.
Do you want to score some points with your boss? When you look for a promotional knife company using Google, here are the top 7 questions your boss will want answered as you do your search:
Are the knives USA-made? Buying USA made knives supports our national economy, and gives you the best quality knives.
Is there a warranty on the knives? The best knife manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty against defects and workmanship.
Are the custom engraved knives imprinted using a method that will permanently stay on the blade (or handle)? Laser engraving is permanent. Etching is semi-permanent.
What if the imprint is not done correctly? How will the knife company rectify the problem. Will they re-do the order. The best knife distributors will happily repeat the order correctly.
Can the engraver meet our deadline? The most reputable knife engravers can do a rush order in 2 or 3 days.
How much does the setup cost. Is it free setup? Some distributors do offer free setup, and still remain competitive in this market.
Can we see a virtual proof before production begins? An in-house art department is a good thing to have.
Let’s say that your boss would like you to order some Gerber Knives for him. He wants to have the company logo printed on them, and he wants to use them as safety awards for the guys in the shop. Here are some questions he needs to have answered, and you are in charge of finding the answers:
Are Gerber Pocket Knives popular with the work force? ANSWER: Yes. Everyone has heard of the Gerber brand of quality company logo knives.
Is Gerber an old USA knife-making company? ANSWER: Yes. Gerber has been making knives since 1939. They are based in Oregon. They make some of the knives there, and import some also.
How soon can he have the engraved Gerber knives? ANSWER: Production time starts when you approve a proof. Production takes 10 business days. If you need them sooner, just let us know your deadline, and we will let you know if we can meet it.
Will the engraving last forever? ANSWER: Yes. Laser engraving will last forever.
Will the knives last forever? ANSWER: Yes. Gerber gives you a FULL LIFETIME WARRANTY (North America Only). Warranty limited to 25 years outside of North America
What kind of art file do you need? ANSWER: Vector art is the best. Examples are eps and ai files. We can use other files, but will need to modify them to give your logo the neatest and clearest look on your knives. There is a small charge for that, depending on the complexity of your logo.
Can we see a virtual proof before we order? ANSWER: Yes. It will just take a day or 2.