The 3 Most Popular Engraved Leatherman Tools

These 3 Engraved Leatherman Tools are ordered repeatedly. Once you try one, you’ll love it. You will want to share it with all your employees and customers. Why are they so popular? Because they are:

  1. Made in the USA.
  2. Expertly laser engraved with your corporate logo in the USA.
  3. So strong that they can last forever.
  4. Warranted for 25 years.
  5. A household name around the world.
  6. Appreciated by everyone who is lucky enough to receive one.
  7. Useful as an emergency “toolbox” for many jobs.

lm37.jpg Leatherman® Wingman LM37

 

lm-clm6.jpg Leatherman Micra Pocket Tool In Colors CLM6

lm17.jpg Leatherman Wave LM17

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

What’s So Special About Engraved Kershaw Knives?

Some Kershaw knives are made in the USA, and some are made overseas according to the rigid specifications of the Kershaw-USA team.

The special feature of some of the engraved Kershaw knives is the SpeedSafe® opening mechanism. It allows you to quickly and easily open the knife with one hand. You just push on the thumbstud or pull on the flipper. The knife will open the rest of the way with ease. This is great if your parachute is caught in a tree, and so are you, and you have only one free hand. Even if you are in a less dangerous situation, the SpeedSafe® makes your life easier.

1620-engraved-camo-scallion-smooth Kershaw “Scallion” Knife, Camo 1620

Barlow Knives Company Gets Sold For the Third Time

65010 Small Rosewood Pocketknife-Gold
65010  Barlow Small Rosewood Pocketknife-Gold

Quick History of the Barlow Knife Co.

The famous Barlow Knives are well-known by people who appreciate a well-made, quality business gift. They were originally made in the USA by Barlow, a company that was based in Los Angeles CA from 1930 to 2005. Barlow made pocket knives, key chains, and money clips and imprinted the customer’s logo on them. This was very popular for businesses to promote themselves to their customers. Barlow products had a lifetime Warranty. If the if the items broke, or failed, the end user could just mail it to Barlow for a repacement. The shipping both ways was paid for by the end user. After 12 years, we still get inquiries about this warranty, which is no longer available.

Barlow Consort Knife
Barlow Consort Knife
  1. In 2005 the promotional product industry giant, Norwood bought them. Production was kept in China, where Barlow transferred it in 2003, just 2 years before the sale.
  2. Then in June 2009, the Great Recession forced Norwood Promotional Products Holdings, Inc. to declare bankruptcy. So the Barlow Knives brand was once again sold. This time, BIC Graphic North America, another giant, bought Norwood at auction for $162.5 Million. BIC kept the Norwood brand and the little Barlow brand.
  3. Probably the inability to make enough profit forced BIC to sell in June 2017. HIG Capital bought BIC Graphic North America and its Asian sourcing Division for a mere $80 Million. The sales at the time were over $300 Million, according to Bizjournals.com. So this is the third time that the Barlow brand was sold. HIG Capital of Miami FL is a huge company with $21 Billion in equity capital under management. Promotional products are not new to them. They bought Halo, a promotional product distributor, in 2003, and sold it in 2007. The selling price was $62.5 Million. So the $80 Million price it paid for BIC was a real bargain.

It is expected that HIG will continue the same service and products, and do well in this market. Hopefully, the Barlow brand will continue.

The 3 Best USA-Made Barlow Knives

Use Your Barlow Every Day
Use Your Barlow Every Day

When people ask me about the barlow knives, I ask them to let me know which “barlow” they want to know about. The word barlow has 2 meanings. The first meaning is the name of an American company that used to make pocket knives, tape measures, and key chains. They were all high quality, and made in  America. USA-made items were very popular, and still are. The Barlow company was sold to another company in 2007 approximately. Then that company was sold to a third company shortly after.

The second meaning of “barlow” is a style of pocket knife that dates back to the 1600’s in England. This is the knife that George Washington used. It still gets a ton of Google searches today.

It is these barlow knives that I am showing you today. These have 2 stainless steel blades, a slightly teardrop-shaped handle, and a large metal bolster.

 

Green Barlow custom knives Kutmaster Green Barlow Knife 15-24779gbe

A Barlow knife as a gift to your employees for appreciation of their service Kutmaster Barlow Knife 15-24789WL

BC5281 BLANK ONLY-Bear & Son Barlow Stag Bone BC5281