Clips and hardware made in USA ?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Thomson95, Aug 14, 2020.

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  1. joeldworkin307

    joeldworkin307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    If the screws are made overseas, what else are they making elsewhere and importing? I bet they made Eric in Taiwan and just shipped him back to Golden!
  2. StuntDouble


    Apr 26, 2004
    I imagine the answer to the question, at least as far as screws and fasteners goes, may change depending on cost of materials, and availability. I don't think it's unreasonable to think that Spyderco may source parts from different suppliers, which probably makes it a little difficult to say for certain whether one knife has all US made screws and fasteners.
  3. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I don't understand why some people would dump on him. To me, even if some hardware on Golden spydercos is made in / imported from other places/countries, that won't affect my decision on purchasing those knives, not at all.
  4. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Thomson,

    Sorry I didn't get to this thread sooner. Hard to get to all of them.

    We make knives in Golden, Japan, Italy. China and Taiwan. The knives made in Golden use USA made clips. The flat clips we make in-house. The wire clips are outsourced to a USA maker. Wire clips are shipped to Taiwan and Italy. Stamped clips are usually made in the country of the maker. Screws are from all over.

    What else are you interested in knowing? And why?



    "The goal in life is to be as consistent as the sun and transparent as the air. That's how trust is built".

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  5. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
  6. scottc3

    scottc3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2014
    thank you Sal-
    Unclear what your saying Eli?
  7. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    he's tagging you to be certain you saw Sal's response
  8. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    /\ This.
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  9. peha


    Oct 3, 2019
    new to the Spyderco forum... have had some spydeco's from the early 90's...I have to say seeing how engaged Sal and his family are in the business and especially how this forum is directly supported...I am a new "fanboy" of the Spyderco Products....btw just picked up a native 5 it and frankly for the price and made in USA... it is an awesome bargain and fantastic knife!!
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  10. peha


    Oct 3, 2019
    ps... looking more more LC200n offerings!!!!!!
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  11. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Peha,

    Welcome to our forum and thanx for the kind words.

  12. DavidABQ


    Jul 31, 2017
    Sal, thank you clearing it up. I am surprised that you ship clips to Italy and Taiwan. Nothing wrong with that, just surprising.

    Thank you again.
  13. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    Boy for dudes who believe in "transparency" it's super weird the way they dried up and blew away with this good news. Not even a thank you.

    Almost feels like they were hoping for the opposite so the could start some bash threads but nah, no one with any scruples would do that would they?

    Makes ya think.
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  14. Halfneck


    Jun 30, 2005
    OP's last activity (yesterday) is PM'ing a member who has several Spyderco knives for sale. Maybe he's asking them if they know where the clips are made.
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  15. Thomson95

    Thomson95 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2019
    Thanks for everyone’s input and opinions
    Big thanks to Sal for continuing to reach out to the customer base .
    No trolling intended
    No fire fanning encouraged
    Simple curiosity now satisfied with a statement from the Main man

    Thanks everyone !
  16. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Thomson,

    Thanx for the follow up.

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