I have been carrying this Kissing Crane around for the past year. Made in China. Only issue I had is the shield fell off after a 3 foot drop to the concrete shop floor, can't really blame the knife for that! They are glued on not riveted. The blades are just as good as any good quality Chinese made knife that I have owned (Schrade, Marble, and RR). Been resharpened several times. Cost was only about $15, so if you can get around the made in China stigma, they are ok for the money. I'm sure they are not nearly as good as the old german made ones however.