Whether we like them or loath them, Chinese manufactured knives have found their way into collections of all sorts across the entire globe. The intent of this forum is to offer a place where AAPK members can discuss the knives and not the politics.
My 2 a uncle Henry lb8 and old timer 7OT , both of these came very sharp out of the box and fit n Finnish is good,both rock solid build ,and solid if not a tad stiff lock but ok, no blade play up and down and left to right ,and the sheaths are very well made I'm very happy with them,one day ill try and pick up old lb7 so I can compare them side by side
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While I'm an old Schrade [USA] man from way back, I can not find anything I don't like about these two Taylor Made Schrades! 123OT and an LB5 Old Smokey. I have a few USA LB5's etc etc but no 123's. I wanted to see if it was worth spending the $ on a USA 123OT This is a pretty nice knife for under $15 delivered imo. UH is excellent also.