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Are all non US knives garbage?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Mr K, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Mr K

    Mr K

    Aug 12, 2018
    I have my spyderco kershaw and benchmade knives

    However I still love my SAK

    Thinking of a James knives or a Kizer

  2. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2016
    Your thread title is a bit misleading. Lots of non-USA companies make great knives. Kizer is awesome since you mentioned them.
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  3. Mr K

    Mr K

    Aug 12, 2018
    Thanks Jupiter. Still trying to find my favorite edc
  4. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    There are SO MANY great non-US knives. Honestly, too many to list.
  5. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    It's your first post. Since you're new here, I'll go a little easy and assume you're not purposely kicking a hornet's nest.

    A thread title like "
    Are all non US knives garbage?" is not only unnecessarily inflammatory, it doesn't really have anything to do with your actual question. You see, your question is actually "Do James knives and Kizer put out a quality product?" Instead, the thread title asks about ALL non USA made knives. If you stick to the actual issue, in your thread title, you'll get better responses.

    To answer the question, yes plenty of foreign manufacturers make excellent knives, many make decent knives, and some make crap knives. But the same can be said for USA made products. The foreign producers don't have the market cornered on making crap.
  6. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    In fact, OP, in your own post you mention Spyderco... Some of the most highly regarded Spyderco knives are made in Taiwan, Japan, and Italy.
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  7. SuburbanBarbarian


    Aug 12, 2018
    I have a Cabelas XPG X-treme (discontinued:( ) and the blade says made in China. It doesn't suck. Does that count?
    Mr K likes this.
  8. Cryptyc

    Cryptyc Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    Um, Fallkniven! Love them.
  9. Legendary_Jarl


    Feb 8, 2010
    It's not as if knives were invented in the US. Europeans and Asians have been making knives for milennia. You know it? Why would US knives be better than the rest. A lot of my knives are made in Germany, Italy & Spain and they are fantatic.
  10. salduchi

    salduchi Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2007
    You guys shouldn’t even respond to these types of questions. Whether he kicked the hornets nest intentionally or by accident the hornets are unleashed. So let him have it. Also, his real question is, what is going to be his favorite edc. Tell me guys, how many of you figured that out on the first try. The answer is buy buy buy and figure it out as you go along.
  11. Moxy

    Moxy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2011
    If it's good, it's good. It could be made on the fkn moon for all I care.
  12. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Simple question, simply answer: "No they aren't."
  13. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Why did you ask the question? What’s your opinion? Is your SAK trash? Mora, Shirogorov, Reate, Lionsteel, Opinel, Cold Steel, Condor? Curious t hear your thoughts.
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  14. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    I have an Italian made knife in my hand right now. It's pretty damn fantastic. I like US made knives as much as the next American, but that's no reason to elimate every other knife made in another country. China gets a bad rap, mostly because it's the land of many clones, but there are many, many legitimate companies making knives above and beyond the capabilities most American knife manufacturers have.

    Kizer has a good track history when it comes to their wares so there's really no reason to be concerned if one peaks your interest.
  15. salduchi

    salduchi Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2007
    He asks if non-US knives are garbage. Then he states that he loves his SAK. Where are SAK’s made? He answers his own question.
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  16. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Budget Chinese knives are mostly garbage. But depending on the user, that garbage might be adequate. With that said I have alot of good Chinese made knives that are amazing. Reate for one can hold its own against the majority of USA made knives.
  17. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Idk man. Budget chinese knives seem to be getting better every day.

    There are still tons of crap chinese budget blades but there are outstanding budget chinese knives that are better than the chinese knives comissioned by US companies like Kershaw.
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  18. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Party pooper.
    salduchi likes this.
  19. vox801

    vox801 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2017
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  20. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014

    Simple. Perfect.
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