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Custom Engraving & Printing

As if KA-BAR knives weren't cool enough already, you can also personalize them for your group or function. Custom pad printing and engraving services are available for multiple-knife orders.

Custom Printing

Custom Printing

Custom Engraving

Custom Engraving

Pad printing, a process much like screen-printing on a T-shirt, allows you to decorate traditionally-shaped* KA-BAR knives with detailed graphics of your creation.

  • Minimum 50 pieces per production run
  • Computer-generated art required. Image may not exceed 3-7/8"w x 7/8" h
  • One-time art set-up charge, $75-$150**
  • One time plate fee, $75
  • Set-up charge, $50 per production run
  • Per piece charge applies, call 800-282-0130 for quote
  • All finished art appears gold or silver color on the blade
  • Turn-around time is 15-25 business days on average

*The following knives can be pad printed: 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214, 1217, 1218, 1219, 1220, 1225.**Fee to lay art into cliché format, charge based on complexity of your original art.

Engraving is a process which pushes aside the powder coating on a blade to reveal the natural silver color of the steel beneath. Note: brushed or polished finished blades can also be engraved, but the engraving does not show up as well.

  • Minimum 20 pieces per production run
  • Computer-generated art required. Image size dependent on blade size.
  • One time plate fee, $75
  • Set-up charge, $50 per production run
  • Per piece charge applies, call 800-282-0130 for quote
  • Turn-around time 10-20 business days on average

We encourage you to use a local trophy or jewelry shop for engraving orders of fewer than 20 pieces.

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Art must be clean, computer-generated jpg file | Max size: 2MB