I think some people are missing the US made point. I will disclose that I own the chineese made tenacious and am amazed at quality for cost. If they made that knife with vg10 I'd buy 5 more. I own the Gayler Bradley from Taiwan the quality is phenominal. Ihave nothing against Taiwan or its politics. China I have nothing against its people but their government can sucked eggs as they constantly steel US intellectual property which is about almost all the US actually produces anymore. We are loosing the few manufacturing jobs we have left in this country to other countries. I try to buy as many American products as possible but with Spyderco making so many awesome knives outside the US they don't make it easy.