If you’re reading this, chances are you’re getting married.
Congratulations on taking the plunge. That also means you’ve probably been planning your wedding for ages. The venue is chosen, the flavor of your cake is set in marble, your music is finalized, and you’re still working on your vows.
But there’s the little matter of thinking about your groomsmen.
Your brother or buddy was likely put up to the task of best man or groomsman. It’s safe to say he’d much rather be out hunting or watching a basketball game. Instead he’s getting fit for a tux or going to rehearsals.
That’s why it’s always nice to thank them with a gift.
And there’s no better groomsmen gift than an engraved knife.
Considering this is a knife blog, I know we are very biased, but I honestly believe personalized knives make the best gifts for groomsmen.
Knives are actually useful!
If you do a quick Google search on the best groomsmen gifts, thousands of articles with suggestions will come up. Most of them are filled with absolute junk that people don’t really want, like cufflinks (who wears these?), leather bags (come on!), pocket watches (what year is this?), and even personalized underwear.
Except for alcohol, every single one of those gifts is getting thrown in a drawer.
Knives, on the other hand, are extremely useful.
Whether you’re cutting up an apple or opening a box, a pocket knife has hundreds of daily uses that make it completely functional. Unlike a flask, which will likely start collecting dust as soon as you give it, a pocket knife is convenient and carryable.
There are more than 100 ways to use a pocket knife, so it will never get old.
Engraved knives for groomsmen are personal
One of the top reasons people get their groomsmen flasks is that you can easily have them engraved with a saying. Fortunately, you can do the same exact thing to knives.
Many companies give you the opportunity to personalize your pocket knives by adding an inscription on the blade. We have personalized knives for groomsmen where you can put a meaningful name or phrase.
If you need some help, here are some ideas on what to engrave on a knife.
You can match a pocket knife to a personality
The fact that there are thousands of different pocket knives on the market means you can get the exact knives to match your groomsmen’s personalities.
Is your friend a hunter? Get him the Buck 110 Hunter. Is your brother a fan of the classic look? Get him a Schrade Old Timer. Is your best man a lover of art? Try a Damascus pocket knife. The possibilities are endless.
Engraved knives range in prices
Along the same lines as the previous reason is that you can pick knives that match your budget. If you blew all your wedding money on napkins, there are a ton of low-cost yet high-quality knives out there you can pick up for your groomsmen.
Or, you can splurge and get some premium Benchmade automatics to give to your posse of groomsmen, each with their name on it.
The prices range from $15 a knife to $300 a knife with countless possibilities in between.
The pocket knife is a rite of passage
This reason gets a little more abstract, but it’s equally as important.
For millennia (and arguably much longer), the knife has been an important symbol throughout the many stages of life from birth to death.
That’s why it’s so apt to give as a thank you to those who support you during a marriage. The history behind the knife stretches back and will remain priceless.
Knives are inherently cool
The final reason may be the most compelling: knives are simply cool.
You could go the old-fashioned way and get a nice tie clip, but few things match the cool factor like a good-looking pocket knife.
If you don’t want forced smiles, the only real option is engraved knives for groomsmen.