If someone is so stupid as to equate all "overseas" knives together, or confuse Taiwan and China (or lump them together), then there is no argument that will change those predjudices.
If someone thinks that knives are produced in Taiwan solely "because it's cheaper" (despite what Sal - the man in charge of Spyderco has said), then again - there is no arguing with those pre-disposed ideas that have no basis.
The comments about perception being more important than quality (and about German cars) are completely laughable.
Also, Spyderco has never insisted that this knife is US-made (or represented it as anything other than what it is). No surprises there.
Since when does American pride involve refusing to buy nice (or even in some cases, superior) products made elsewhere in the world? Doesn't that bring the quality of American products down due to not having to compete with anyone?
These threads make about as much sense as "Why would anyone pay $100 for a knife that wasn't purple?".
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