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Old April 21st, 2016, 08:15 PM   #1
 
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Is everything made in China?

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?




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My favorite carry, a Kershaw, says it in the tiniest font I've ever seen on the blade.

I don't care, I still love it!
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I for one couldn't care less where a product is made as long as it performs as advertised.
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I know K-bar claims their knives are all American made. Maybe this link will help you out of 'That giant sucking sound' somebody was talking about several presidential campaigns ago...
American Made Folding Knives - KnifeCenter
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My favorite carry knife is Kershaw. You spend more for the USA made Kershaw & Buck knives and other brands as well. I have two Kershaw folder's a older one bought at Cabela's several years back and my other is a Kershaw I bought at Big 5 sports about two-three years ago for $22.00 on sale. Well it is made in China but actually has very good stainless steel blade the self open assist mechanism works great. Cannot say my made in USA Kershaw really for my use is that much better then my other made in China Kershaw! The made in China Kershaw has a very smooth self assist plus the rest of this knife has very tight tolerance to it also. For half the cost I will probably buy another Kershaw made in China it is a good product!!!
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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.
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I would imagine, thanks to the EPA, that nothing is 100% "made in the USA".
Mined here, sent to a US steel mill. Plastic, wood, etc from here.
Probably not.

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Many knife companies make their higher end knives here, cheaper models overseas. I have a Kershaw Skyline (made in the USA) that is a great pocket knife, but I think was about $35. I have a Buck Odyssey sandvik that is US made also, I no longer carry it as I prefer the deeper pocket clip and lighter weight of the Kershaw. The only fixed blade knife I have that isn't US made is a SOG field pip, and it is still a nice knife.

I will pay a little more for US made, but China made from a good company is still going to be a good product.
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Kershaw still makes a few here. The Leek that's my EDC these days is one, I've got a Blur that is too. Have six or eight others, all of which are stamped China. There's really no way around it these days, like trying to stop a tidal wave with a sponge. Even formerly proud, All-American Craftsman tools went off-shore a few years back.
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Some Buck knives are still made in the U S A!
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Bemch made has a large number of us made knives ad does most medium end manufacturers and so does buck and gerber etc. I usually carry a bench made us made knife.
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Case still makes their knives in the USA. They make one of my favorite knives. I almost always have a Case trapper or stockman on my person somewhere. I love their cheetah knife. It was the first quality knife I bought when I was 15 y/o. It cost a pretty good chunk of change for a poor kid in middle Tennessee back in those days.
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Going through my knives, the non-U.S. made ones are Tekna (Japan), Wichard (France), Victorinox (Swiss), and Coast [Pocket Mechanic] (Taiwan). I don't seem to have any made in China. The rest of mine are U.S. made Kershaw, Buck, Schrade, Gerber, Leatherman.
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Going through mine...(CaseXX-USA), (Olsen-Germany),(Schrade Old Timer-USA), (Leatherman-USA),(Victorinox-Swiss),(Buck-USA)
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