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Old July 25th, 2016, 03:43 PM   #46
 
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the more expensive Kershaws are made in U.S.A. as well as Benchmade and my favorite Case knives, made here in Pennsylvania!



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Old July 26th, 2016, 12:01 PM   #47
 
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Benchmade!

Mcusta is a great Japanese-made knife, BTW. Check out their Damascus steel versions.

That's a great looking Japanese knife!
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We live in global economy and that's all there is to it. I'm always amused at people who will turn their nose up at a Chinese made product but will accept an inferior U.S.A. made product at a higher price just because it's made in America.

The Chinese will make products to whatever specifications you want. From low quality and cheap to high quality and expensive. The market will dictate what gets made and sold.

This fixation about where something is made is a bit myopic. There's a reason that Chinese made products are SOLD in America and that's because America provides a vast market for those products.

As for American made being good for U.S. workers, that's no longer true on it's face. America may have lost manufacturing power but we are still able to purchase foreign made goods because our economy has shifted away from manufacturing. If we weren't able to afford foreign made goods I would be worried.

Other countries make products for the American market because the American market is huge.

Not everything foreign is bad. Look at German cars, firearms and optics. Look at Japanese cars, trucks, knives and electronics. Look at Swiss watches. How about Canadian or Brazilian aircraft? How about South Korean steel, ships, shipping containers, cars and tractors?
And it's not just America; Seiko is a Japanese company but a huge number of Seiko watches are now made in Malaysia. Even Japan outsources some of their manufacturing.

Adapt or Die.
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KA-BAR not made in China

Oh.. This model made in Taiwan and the sheath made in Mexico

I do love the little Hunter model anyway

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not to worry, i have box of unused razor blades made in china , guaranteed not to allow suicides,
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I for one couldn't care less where a product is made as long as it performs as advertised.
I thought of Obama when I read this....
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My EDC is a Benchmade model 710. Love the way it handles and feels. Buck knives has some models made in USA. Also Case Knives too. Bark river Knives is another great Company.
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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?

Most major knife companies, even ones based in the US (Kershaw, Gerber, etc.) produce at least some of their line in China (or abroad). It's simple economics, and when one company builds at lower cost the only way to compete is to do the same. One company, Benchmade, produces all of it's name blades in Oregon. They used to have a cheaper Benchmade Red Class that was made in another country, but they have discontinued it. Note however that Benchmades are considerably more expensive than other name brands (Spyderco etc.) for that very reason. Additionally, Benchmade does have the H&K brand of knives under it's control and those are made in China.

Certainly some companies like Spyderco have certain models made in the US, but don't expect it unless you pay at least $150. Or you can go custom knife maker like Chris Reeve but you'll also be paying a pretty penny.
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Bear and Sons pocket knives are all made in the USA. Good quality too!
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I'm a little wary of B&S and not just because of their initials. I guess I should't say wary, but rather concerned they're being untruthful. Looking at their website they make a big point to say they're 100% made in USA and that they don't just assemble here with foreign materials and stamp their name on it. But then they contradict themselves when you look at the materials they use, particularly where they say they use Sandvik steel, which is Swedish and they have a disclaimer that "we only used this this year on X knives". I guess my point is, is that they are starting to move abroad. Pretty soon they'll be importing all of their materials and assembling them in the US, followed by Made in China. Hopefully I'm wrong, but they are not going to turn a profit selling $20 old timers.

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Not folders but all my Randalls are made in the USA!
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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.
Try Knives and Outdoor Gear at Blade HQ | Gear Up For Adventure they have CA legal autos by Kershaw & Protech. They are great people to deal with. I would say at least 80% of my knife collection came from them.
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Not folders but all my Randalls are made in the USA!
Been a Randall fan for a few years now. Just received a new Combat Companion from Randall authorized dealer Gary Clinton. In 2013 I ordered a 1-7 APFK straight from Randall. Standard black micarta handle. Nickle silver double hilt, carbon steel blade. According to Randall I should receive delivery in June 2017.
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Anza Knives are handmade here in the USA and are quite unique. Check em out.

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