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.
This is America, and in my experience one gets just what one pays for. Flea market guy sells it for five bucks, what, he paid half that maybe? Not many quality items available for that kind of money anymore.
Wow, that's an awful blatant copy of an old Colonial.
I used a Coghlan's Hobo (was $4 back then, still is now) as my mess kit knife in Boy Scouts, and it still is used in my lunchbox today. This is one case where I value rust resistance rather than edge retention (though I never sharpened the blade, it has always cut my food well).
It looks just like a BudK (not Buck) Camp Knife that I picked up a few years ago because it reminded me of a knife my grandpa gave me when I was kid. Mine is in my desk at work and I don't have a pic. It has black handles but otherwise looks the same. Threaded bolsters and all.
It isn't exactly like the knife that my grandpa gave me but I remembered the knife enough to get one similar just for the sake of reminiscing.