Do you think Cold Steel has seriously discontinued the Recon Scout?

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Or do you think they'll reintroduce it as part of their cheaper SK5 line? I've always assumed it was one of their best selling models but maybe I was mistaken. I've always wanted one so I'm trying to decide if I should go on and pick up one of the O1 Chinese models before the prices go up. One I had been looking at has just been relisted on Ebay.
 
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even if it is reintroduced, the originals will still have a near cult following and retain much of their value....

if you are interested in one, I'd grab it now.... ice it for awhile and see if they DO come out with a newer version you could use as a ....user.... then keep the classic version for the collection or resell it to recoup the expense.... that way, if they DON'T bring it back, you are still covered

just IMHO
 
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What makes you think they discontinued the RS? I dont follow CS that closely, so you might know something I dont.
Its still in their line up and even the Drop Forged Survivalist is referred to as being inspired by 'the ever popular Recon Scout' on the CS site.
 
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Or do you think they'll reintroduce it as part of their cheaper SK5 line? I've always assumed it was one of their best selling models but maybe I was mistaken. I've always wanted one so I'm trying to decide if I should go on and pick up one of the O1 Chinese models before the prices go up. One I had been looking at has just been relisted on Ebay.
BTW, they're made in Taiwan, not Communist China,so I wouldn't call them "Chinese". The several knives I have from Taiwan, by several manufacturers, are superb.
 
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BTW, they're made in Taiwan, not Communist China,so I wouldn't call them "Chinese". The several knives I have from Taiwan, by several manufacturers, are superb.

The Taichung Spyderco models are supposed to be amongst the best - if not the best.
 

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BTW, they're made in Taiwan, not Communist China,so I wouldn't call them "Chinese". The several knives I have from Taiwan, by several manufacturers, are superb.

“Communist” is a bit of a stretch with how much individual freedom of ownership exists. Individual, privately-owned firms are prevalent, and the government’s control of their economy seems to be roughly on the scale of the US with occasional bailouts and tax cuts that benefit institutions and industries.

My understanding is that farmers and industrial manufacturers basically just pay an amount to the government to allow them to use land and resources for private gain... which sounds more like a lease than direct economic control.

China is increasingly capitalist with every passing year, with privately-owned firms making international investments. In fact, the slowed domestic growth and increasing quality of life they have seen in recent years has led to sizeable entrepreneurial investments in Africa, with the potential of that region becoming the future hotbed of low-cost labor and manufacturing.

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“Communist” is a bit of a stretch with how much individual freedom of ownership exists. Individual, privately-owned firms are prevalent, and the government’s control of their economy seems to be roughly on the scale of the US with occasional bailouts and tax cuts that benefit institutions and industries.

My understanding is that farmers and industrial manufacturers basically just pay an amount to the government to allow them to use land and resources for private gain... which sounds more like a lease than direct economic control.

China is increasingly capitalist with every passing year, with privately-owned firms making international investments. In fact, the slowed domestic growth and increasing quality of life they have seen in recent years has led to sizeable entrepreneurial investments in Africa, with the potential of that region becoming the future hotbed of low-cost labor and manufacturing.

Thank you for coming to my TED talk.
China is merely participating in some of the elements of capitalism because it is unavoidable in the current world marketplace.
They have full expectations of the future demise of capitalism and the domination of socialism.
 

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China is merely participating in some of the elements of capitalism because it is unavoidable in the current world marketplace.
They have full expectations of the future demise of capitalism and the domination of socialism.

Rhetoric and reality are often at odds. It would be very difficult to roll back the developments that have taken place without crippling their own economy and those connected to it.

Capitalism will likely never die outright, and it is much more likely that any revolutionary changes will result in a blending of capitalism and socialism - workers owning the means of production, bosses being paid considerably less, etc - but with more or less the same trade and production systems.
 

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The Chinese government embraces capitalism, but they still say what goes and does not go, especially in regards to opposing them or giving them any trouble. Hong Kong is in the verge of finding that out...hopefully they can resolve it peaceably. While the overall quality of life has increased for some, the government will not tolerate opposition and it still has its tentacles in the means of production. I have heard it said that the Chinese government is involved in Latin America and Africa to get control of the precious metals to sure up their vulnerable economy. Beijing is flexing its muscles. Sorry this got off topic. On that note, I think the Recon Scout in A2 would be great.
 
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The Chinese government embraces capitalism, but they still say what goes and does not go, especially in regards to opposing them or giving them any trouble. Hong Kong is in the verge of finding that out...hopefully they can resolve it peaceably. While the overall quality of life has increased for some, the government will not tolerate opposition and it still has its tentacles in the means of production. I have heard it said that the Chinese government is involved in Latin America and Africa to get control of the precious metals to sure up their vulnerable economy. Beijing is flexing its muscles.

It’s no rumor. In at least Africa, billions have been spent on infrastructure and development by Chinese investors. They’re preparing to offload labor there when their own labor becomes prohibitively expensive.
 

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Rhetoric and reality are often at odds. It would be very difficult to roll back the developments that have taken place without crippling their own economy and those connected to it.

Capitalism will likely never die outright, and it is much more likely that any revolutionary changes will result in a blending of capitalism and socialism - workers owning the means of production, bosses being paid considerably less, etc - but with more or less the same trade and production systems.
That sounds a lot like the what one party is hoping for. :p
 
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