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Roger - 50/2050 wrote:Hey Hukk,
I did hear a rumor at one time that Owlhead knives had their parts (frame, blades, back springs) made in Germany & were assembled by the Japanese but nothing strong enough to confirm this to be true fact!
"Texas collector", Roger - 50/2050
jonet143 wrote:i agree. some of their knives make good workers. very few of us will take a higher quality, i.e.$ knife to do every day knife work. you must be able to inspect many of the chinese knives to find one that's made well. new case knives are not suited for heavy work in most cases. old case knives are too valuable. politics dictate that china has the right to market their products in the U.S.A. these knives can be had for $3 and up, so if you mess one up, so what? get another one.
there are some who will collect them and enjoy. i'm not empressed by the quality of any of them. frost steel warriors are the best overall of the bunch. but that is not saying much. even the new case jewelery is far more quality.
i have been given several as gifts from well meaning non-knifer friends so i relegate them to emergency hide away knives, backpack, glove compartment, etc. if i need one i'll certainly use one. but for me personally, i will continue to buy and use higher quality. if i could'nt afford an american, german, jap, or any other quality knife i would consider a chinese knife. their quality has gotten better and will probably improve over time. where will the name knife companies go? away!
not to offend anyone - johnnie