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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:21 pm 
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I'm an equal opportunity offender. I like and use both.
I'd rather have USA mades, but I figure I have to review and talk about both on my blog....so I do.

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:02 pm 
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CCBILL, Buck makes knives in China. I'm currently the high bidder on one on ebay. Didn't know til after the fact... but I know it woulda cost 4x as much if made in america!

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:21 am 
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I am an older guy and i remember when everything was made in Japan and everyone thought it was cheap and junk. Now people look at the steel in those knives and say that it was pretty good. Now some are collectible. Personally, if i like the way a knife looks i buy it and check it out. some are made well and some aren't.
I will catch some heat on this statement. I don't buy Case knives because they have flooded the market. They make a knife for everything under the sun. what will they be worth when you go to a knife show and 250 vendors are selling the same
case knives?
I like the CRKT knives because of all the different styles and locks they use. They have a lot of different ways to open and close them and think that is interesting.
I also have and use Byrd knives by spyderco. It is the low cost line for Spyderco. I have never had to even tighten a screw and you can get them razor sharp. If you check out the blade steel of the Spyderco and the Byrd, they are the same. Same steel at probably one fourth the price.
There will always be people collecting knives for whatever reason. Some will be doing it because they just buy knives. Some will be doing it for an investment, for who? Hope the kids like them. I have old knives, new knives, novelty knives and have even tried to make knives. Talk about low quality. I enjoy the knives i have and i enjoy looking and buying. some i wish i hadn't bought and some i wish i had bought two.
thanks for listening.


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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:46 pm 
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It is undeniable that that for collecting and maybe selling one day, old USA knives are the SHIZZLE!

Looking at 60's or 70's Case Red bone is a religious experience!
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That said, for a user knife you could do a LOT worse than say this RR Sleeveboard Whittler with MOP on it!
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I tried to get other pictures but I am having technical difficulties with my camera (actually the card).


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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:23 am 
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Newb here.

I actually prefer the cheaper import stainless slippy knifes for my work.
Water treatment plant duties really beat up blades with chemicals that are usually low pH and occasionally extremely high pH. I've now got several that have stained blades even after a good long dunking in water followed by a good cleaning and polishing (ladies nail buffing block).

Not a place for me to carry my Case slippies ::td::

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:24 am 
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Roger that xstuntsman!!

::welcome:: to AAPK!

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:06 pm 
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I been carring a RR Congress for the last year and just give it away about a mounth ago and i kinda miss it--i put a RR Canoe in my pocket and really liked it to but give it to a kid doing some work on my truck on Friday hard to beat a Rough Rider as for other China mades i can't say i won't buy any that have names from old US makers--

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:36 pm 
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i carried a rough rider muskrat with white smoth bone handels i packed it for about three years befor the pin in the blade broke and the blade fell out but as far as a good work goes it was exelent it kept a razer sharp edge and walked and talked as good of any knife their good to pack that way if you loose it or something its cheap not like a good old american made knife or german


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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:26 pm 
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there is always one poor old vendor that always jumps on these posts and says if i dont sell chinese knives i wouldn't be able to compete with all the other people selling them,well that being said your business is doomed because u have given up and are willing to settle on a product which generally has only at most a couple of dollars in profit per item,i to started setting up at knife and gun shows and soon realized how silly that was,pretty hard to compete when theres always a few vendors a couple hundred miles from home dumping things for gas money to get home,(exactly what foriegn companies do when they need capital)so i did my homework,changed where i am selling my knives,found ways to purchase american made knives at better prices,and changed my sales approach and so far am doing very well, ive never bought or sold a chinese made knife knowingly and plan to keep it that way,about 25 years ago when i started lawn saleing and auctions and estates sales and what not i started throwing all the knives that where not europeon or american into 55 gallon drums, this summer when scrap prices hit just shy of $500 a ton i took them back,it was pretty neat i was able to watch them being unloaded from my truck right onto a shipp destined for asia unfortunetly there probably allready back on store shelves and merchants tables

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
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RIGHT-ON Chautauqua;I'm glad someone gets it.Buy American the job you save WILL be your own...

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:57 pm 
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I've been knife pickin for 40 years.....never bought a knife made in China......never have, never will.
Nuff said.

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:05 pm 
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Where's your computer made?? er your cell phone?? or Didital camera?? give it a rest there has been world trade since before JC

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
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well if i knew of any cell phones,digital cameras or computers that were usa made i would certanly buy one with out hesitating,further more that exact attitude is soley resposible for our current economic problems ,everyone wants stuff for nothing, because we have no consciuos left as a whole and dont mind if the guy that lives next to us looses his manufactoring job as long as we can cheaply put shiney things in our pockets that are cheap to buy

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:40 am 
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chautauqua wrote:
well if i knew of any cell phones,digital cameras or computers that were usa made i would certanly buy one with out hesitating,further more that exact attitude is soley resposible for our current economic problems ,everyone wants stuff for nothing, because we have no consciuos left as a whole and dont mind if the guy that lives next to us looses his manufactoring job as long as we can cheaply put shiney things in our pockets that are cheap to buy



Just curious if you like German made knives? Seems like everyone on here who cusses China made knives and touts to only buy american looks the other way when it comes to German knives. Do you at least hold true to that as well? Or do you secretly own some German made knives?

Buy what you want. I know my knife case has mostly american made knives in the store right now. I also only have american made knives in my AAPK store. I've not sold a knife in over a month. So much for your idea that somehow I will sell more if I only sell American. :roll:

Course the job I'm saving is my own.....yeah right! ::dang:: Listening to your reasoning may very well put me out of business. But, that's just another American small business going down the drain so what the heck.... ::td::

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 Post subject: Re: Made in China?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:52 am 
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They been sellin foreign made knives in this country for how many years??

And ya i own mostly American made knives and guns!!

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