I will admit it...I have a serious bias against Chinese products. Not only from a political standpoint but also from personal experience. Whether it be from shoes to clothing or electronics, it seems that anything I have bought that was made in China is cheaply made and fails after a few uses. I would rather pay more for a quality product that lasts than a Chinese product that I have to replace in short order. Which brings me to knives...I am on the email list of numerous internet knife merchants. Whenever I see a product that I am interested in, if it is made in China I automatically exclude it and move on. Am I missing out on some quality cutlery?