Laser engraving blades


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MaterDei
May 4, 2013, 10:46 AM
Hi,

During the NRA Annual Meetings this weekend Benchmade is offering free laser engraving on any Benchmade knife. While I was there yesterday a guy was having his family name engraved on a knife he brought. They misspelled it. :) They gave him a free replacement on the spot, new and properly engraved.

Do you guys have any engraved knives? If so, what did you put on them. I was thinking my initials or something like Molon Labe or Don't tread on me.

Thoughts?

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Yo Mama
May 4, 2013, 01:51 PM
I wish all companies would offer this. It really personalizes the blade. I had one given to me during the holidays from my Mother. I wanted to remember it always.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z409/heathl1/DSCN4740.jpg

Sam1911
May 4, 2013, 02:15 PM
I have a few. :) Not laser engraved, but electro-chemically etched, with my logo (happens to be my initials, and the initials of my collaborative partnership).

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o588/OwensWeaponsmithing/MK%201/031613094_zpsc4b79b4f.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o588/OwensWeaponsmithing/Pocket%20Defender/PD1/042212110.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o588/OwensWeaponsmithing/Camp%20Defender/Camp%20Defender%202/010113006_zps8717a181.jpg

The neat thing about this sort of etching is it has some depth to it so it can show up under a finish like Gun Kote:
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o588/OwensWeaponsmithing/Camp%20Defender/Camp%20Defender%202/050512036.jpg

And with a little tape and some creativity you can make a single use stencil for a custom job like putting my daughter's initial on the knife I made for her:
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o588/OwensWeaponsmithing/Girls%20Blade/020213003_zps506d3471.jpg


Unfortunately I've never gotten around to having my original stencil idea made up...sort of a universal warning pictogram:


http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc184/sam1911/Knife%20Work/Cut.jpg

Valkman
May 5, 2013, 10:13 PM
I have seen the offer to engrave new BM knives but have not done it, don't know exactly why. Don't have anything good to put on there I guess! :D

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