Giving engraved knives as gifts has been a very popular trend for years now. We wanted to give you the top five engraving ideas to help you with your upcoming gift giving events. Knives are such a necessary part of our lives and they are always a welcome gift. When you give them as personalized, engraved gifts, they are simply fail proof successful for gift giving at any occasion.
The ideas of what you can engrave and on what type of knife is truly endless. Whatever you choose, it is a gift that will continue to give for years as the recipient will think of you each time they use their knife or see it proudly displayed. Every different type of knife has been bought and used for a personalized gift from the finest of gentlemen’s folder pocket knives, Bowie knives, hunting knives, fishing knives and even kitchen knives. People order engraved knives for their husbands, wives, bosses, groomsmen, friends, hunting and fishing partners, and for just about every occasion imaginable.
Top Five Engraving Ideas
Someone’s initials or name is the number one choice for engraved knives and is perfect for all gifting purposes. Names and wedding dates, or a special phrase from the wedding vows are being engraved on groomsmen gifts including pocket knives and even hunting knives. Special knives are being ordered for the father of the bride and the father of the groom.
Special occasion messages with specific dates are always popular such as:
- “Happy Birthday”
- “Good Luck”
- “Thank You”
- “Happy Anniversary”
A special phrase, such as “First Hunt”, “Catch a Big One”, or “One Day at a Time” are some popular phrases for special gifting occasions. The name of a special event is another popular gift, such as “Sturgis Rally 2009″, “First Christmas” (For a married couple), “Godspeed” (For someone being deployed).
How to Choose a Knife for Engraving
Consider the occasion. The best picks for a boss would be a nice pocket knife. If you know of the person’s hobbies and interests, you can choose a knife that would reflect that, for example a hunting knife for a hunter.
Make sure one side of the knife blade is blank and has room for an inscription.
Try to match the recipients style. A western style knife with a wood or natural bone handle is perfect for most men, but you may also want something dressier for your boss, such as mother of pearl handles or stainless steel.
If you are getting a gift for a soldier, make sure the entire knife, including the blade is black coated. This is a requirement for most soldiers “in the field”.
Many of the knives at eBladeStore.com have pre-defined options for engraving. You may come across a knife you would like to have engraved that do not have these options. If that’s the case, add the item to your cart and during the check-out process, on the “Confirm Order” page you will see two boxes at the bottom. One is “Comments to eBladeStore.com” and the other is “Comments to Recipient”. In the “Comments to eBladeStore.com” box, let us know the font type (Block, Roman, Script) and the inscription you would like to have engraved on your knife. The applicable charge will show up separate from your order charge.
You can learn more about our Knife Engraving options here.