The Good: Compact, useful components.
The Bad: Very limited distribution, some mechanical difficulty.
The Bottom Line: This item has a very limited audience, but when aired with a well-aimed campaign, you can get some serious marketing mileage out of the personalized Golf Knife.
Design (8.8/10): (top)
Each of the Golf Knife’s five tools are extremely sturdy and lock into place when they are pulled out and snapped into place, so you don’t have to be constantly worried about a faulty hinge snapping back to catch a finger. However, this feature also makes the tools of the Golf Knife hard to open, and you’ll really struggle if you don’t have fingernails. The imprints are durable, not scratching off with a fingernail and presumably quite enduring through ordinary wear and tear. The knife of the kit is slightly rounded off on most individual piece, but there are some that retain relatively sharp points as a manufacturing quirk.
Features (7/10): (top)
Just short of carrying your bag for you, the Golf Knife can do just about anything. Its five main features – divot repair tool, spike wrench, 1 ½” blade, screwdriver and can opener – are easy to use and lock into place without much fuss. It’s only available in four colors (black, blue, burgundy and green), but your imprint color is virtually unlimited and a second side imprint is available for additional fees.
Price (6.2/10): (top)
While its quality does not match up to specialty golf knives you might find in a pro shop, the price of the Golf Knife from Quality Logo Products is also substantially less. So when we say that the price matches the performance, we mean it. Although the Golf Knife can certainly be used as a tool for the green, its primary job is to promote your business or organization.
Unless you’re looking at a campaign specifically aimed at golfers, you’re much better off with something like a 4-in-1 Pocket Knife. However, for rewarding loyal country club members or as an award for tournament winners, the Golf Knife comes up aces.
Published by Jana Tropper
Date of Publication: Oct. 10, 2007
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