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Old May 24th, 2016, 02:53 PM   #31
 
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Got around to taking a close peek at my pocketknives... They all say China!

I must be naive... Didn't realize so much was made in China

Are there any USA companies that make a folder here in the US?

This has been going on for some time now.



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I carry a good ole' Buck 110 made in the USA. I'm having a leather pocket slip made for it because I carry in my left rear pocket.
I was crushed to learn that Buck knives are now made by Chinese kids! So much for American loyalty.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 06:40 PM   #33
 
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Its harder and harder to find made in the USA, Bench-made OR, I like SOG but Japan made steel assembled in WA state,the knife roll is full of Old timers, Uncle Henry, old USA made bucks. But I don't carry any of them for day to day use.I have one Kershaw from back in the day when they were made in Wilsonvill OR. I almost forgot about Case like them as well good steel hold a edge, US made.
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I've got a drawer full of cheap chinese folders. I only remember buying a couple of them, most were gifts or just accumulated through the years. A few lay around my shop just for cutting tape and such light duty. In my pocket, bail-out bag, or hunting day-pack you would find only American made Buck or Schrade knives. I will admit my little SOG Twitch II assisted opening folder has become a favorite everyday walkin' around knife.
The little fixed-blade skinner in my avatar is a Parker-Edwards made in Alabama, USA. I found it in a Service Merchandise store in the early 1990's for $15.00. The sheath was plain black leather. A friend who was an Army LRRP in Vietnam (sadly no longer with us) stitched on the skin of an Eastern Diamondback rattler to dress it up a bit.

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been thinking about it and there's at least one pretty bad politician who's not from China, but nobody's sure where he's from. wherever it is, hoping he'll go back next year, but he'll probably snooker us real citizens into paying for and moving him into some multi million dollar castle in Hawaii.
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Gets confusing as many companies make some in the U.S while some other models are made in China. My Sog trident uses Aus-8 Japanese steel. often made over there and parts assembled over here. Got 2 Bucks made in U.S. the Alpha Hunter and CSAR.
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All my kitchen knives are German. Solingen steel is hard to beat, although the top Japanese chef knives hold their own with anybody.
Most of my fixed tactical knives are US made, the rest are good Japanese.
While I own several good US and Japanese tactical folders, most of the ones I am actually likely to carry are Chinese, because I consider them borderline disposable.

I try not to send any more money to China than I have to. I do look at labels.
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I only hope the equipment for the Chinese military is manufactured to the same shoddy standards.
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Currently looking at a few CA legal auto knives that I may buy and are all made in China. They could be made on Mars for all I care as long as they work as advertised.
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As mentioned, Benchmade are US made. Some Spyderco and Kershaw knives, too. There are many small cutlery shops that make hand made knives, mostly straight knives. L. T. Wright, Battle Horse Knives, Hess Knives, and Lon Humphrey's to name a few.
For more traditional slip joint folders there is Great Eastern Cutlery and Queen Cutlery.
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I like Buck & Case xx knives, made in the USA.
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I don't know if everything is made in China,but this knife was made there.

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Howdy,
I bought a muffler cap for my tractor the other day: Made in China .....!
They just don't miss a trick.....

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You get what you pay for. Many of the knife companies have found some of the proprietary steel blades can be purchased only from Japan. A good example is the SOG FatCat -- the blade is VG-10 and comes from Seki, Japan. Some of the cheaper SOG folders are made in the USA.
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