I don’t know what knives they decided to make in China, not in my lane as friend. I can state that the prototype SERE 2000 and Mini SERE flippers were manufactured in China..so I would assume with a defree of deductive logic- that they are going to be made in China. If I find later that I’m wrong, I will post an update. Side by side they absolutely rivaled the Japanese models. I was told the price points are going to be very reasonable.