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Engraved knives The Great Hall: Engraved knives
By momoreg on Friday, February 11, 2000 - 02:21 pm: Edit

I'm looking for a company that sells and engraves chef's knives. Can anyone advise me?

By Mikeh (Mikeh) on Friday, February 11, 2000 - 04:18 pm: Edit

Do you mean a company that engraves chef's knifes with your name on them? You can either buy a cheap engraver and do it yourself, or many knife shops will etch the surface of them for a nominal fee.

By momoreg on Friday, February 11, 2000 - 05:36 pm: Edit

Yes, engraved with initials. We want to buy a farewell gift for one of our co-workers in the kitchen, and I don't know of any knife shops nearby, so I thought somebody here might know of a mail order shop that does such things.

By Ramodeo (Ramodeo) on Friday, February 11, 2000 - 06:31 pm: Edit

You might try buying the knives and taking them to a jewelery store - they can usually engrave lots of different surfaces.

By Mikeh (Mikeh) on Saturday, February 12, 2000 - 02:47 am: Edit

Engraving is okay, but what I really like is the acid etching; it does nothing to the knives except to leave dark printing. My knives have my name etched in a nice bold font near the handle.

By Mikeh (Mikeh) on Saturday, February 12, 2000 - 02:22 pm: Edit

Pardon me about the acid etching, my mouth (or fingers) work faster than my head some times. The process is actually called electro-etching and it cost me $80 for all of my knives, and I have a lot -- 3 french knives, 2 boning, cake knife, bread knife, roast beef slicer, 8" slicer, flexible 6" slicer, etc. The only thing I didn't get done is paring knives since I buy the cheap $5 henkels and toss them when I can't hone them on a steel. I find it invalulable to have them engraved when I'm at school or I go help someone with a catering job, so that I know which knives are mine at the end of the shift.

Cheers, Mike

By momoreg on Saturday, February 12, 2000 - 04:43 pm: Edit

Did you have the electro-etching done at a jeweler? It sounds attractive.

By fruitcake on Monday, February 28, 2000 - 05:07 pm: Edit

as cheesy as it sounds, for identification purposes I take any new knife that makes it's way into my box, put it in a vise, and punch my initials into the black plastic of the is easy to read, and almost imposible to remove or obscure without ruining the handle. I have a few wooden handled carbon knives and I take a utlility knife and carve a ring around the handle at the butt end...its not elegant, but for striclty ID purposes in areas where one might be concerned with his/her cutlery growing feet, its decent

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