It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:15 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours



Welcome
Welcome to chefknivestogo

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. In addition, registered members also see less advertisements. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!





 Page 1 of 2 [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Engraving Service
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:22 am 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:18 pm
Posts: 10680
Location: Madison Wisconsin
Do you guys think we should offer custom engraving?

We are less and less of a gift oriented website but I know many of our line cook customers like to have their name on their knives or something that identifies them.

We do get requests for this kind of service from time to time. I'm not sure if it's worth the time and expense to offer it.



_________________
Mark Richmond
Chefknivestogo
Chefknivestogo on Facebook
Chefknivestogo on Instagram
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engraving Service
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:25 am 
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 10:42 am
Posts: 3915
Location: USA... mostly.
CKTG <> ABSOLUTELY! It's too quick & easy to do - to not - if you can. It's free money. A rotary engraver & stencils, $50 investment... voila.



_________________
Embracing the silence amid a life and land full of static...
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engraving Service
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:27 am 

Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:24 pm
Posts: 156
Thirded. I like having my initials on everything I bring into work and would happily pay a few extra bucks to have it taken care of.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engraving Service
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:45 am 

Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:27 am
Posts: 87
I'd like to see it offered.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engraving Service
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:11 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:17 pm
Posts: 7626
Location: Derby City, Kentucky
If people know the service is available you might be surprised how the # of request shoot through the roof.



_________________
If God wanted me to be a vegetarian he wouldn't have made animals taste so good.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engraving Service
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:47 pm 

Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:40 pm
Posts: 271
Definitely worth it, im with jeff B I think it will take off in a hurry, think of all the recent threads for people buying wedding gifts, asking to register with your site for the wedding etc.... B Day gifts for VERY lucky husbands and wives.. and just for all of us freaks who say want there name engraved in kanji... its good idea! like mel said after the investment its free money


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engraving Service
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:22 am 

Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:44 am
Posts: 627
cheffiec wrote:...and just for all of us freaks who say want there name engraved in kanji...


So don't forget to brush up on your Kanji Mark! ;) lol

People might even start requesting artwork on the knives instead of the shipping packages too. :P


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engraving Service
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:10 am 

Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 3:21 pm
Posts: 899
I personally would not ever do it, but novelty/gift shoppers might.

Kills the resale, lol.

Worth the money, and more importantly time? I doubt it. Then you also have to worry about people being extra picky about engraving and not liking it.


Online
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engraving Service
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:17 am 
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 10:42 am
Posts: 3915
Location: USA... mostly.
You would have to stipulate the selection of engraving services voids all return policies, for sure. And I never thought you were thinking Kanji, I can't imagine you could find those stencils. Simply initials in calligraphy or script, or even a phrase in just script. It would take a matter of minutes, and you could charge $19.99.



_________________
Embracing the silence amid a life and land full of static...
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engraving Service
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:40 am 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:11 pm
Posts: 511
Location: NE
An engraving service sounds like a good idea. It would be really cool to get your name chiseled on the blade in kanji. Decorations would be cool too like sakura, momiji, cherry blossom tree, bonsai tree, koi fish, dragons, etc.
It may be a cool idea to engrave wa handles. Any handle without an end cap would be easy to initial or character the butt of the handle. Then if there is a return, a new handle can be reinstalled for resale. IDK how much you'd want to invest, but a laser CNC machine would be really great for something like this, you could choose a font, kanji, tribal art, whatever you could think of and engrave or burn it into the handle. It would definitely have more visual appeal to those with knife blocks.
Personally, I don't think I would purchase a service like this as my knives are unique enough they are easily identified in the workplace without my initials. I am a fan of art and think there could be potential for an idea like custom engraving. Custom/exotic stuff is always cool.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2 [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: macmark and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


suspicion-preferred