- May 12, 2015
For what they're charging for the knives, I assumed they were American made. So we have $150 dollar knife that would probably cost $40-$50 from any other brand. I wish I could wish them luck, nothing against Chinese made, just against overpaying. These guys will sell these as they promote the hipster lifestyle.On a long shot, I emailed the James Knives guys about their knives and the knife designer emailed me back. Totally friendly and open guy, to me.
Tells me that he does the design, the knives are made in China by one of the reputable oems that works for Spyderco and Kershaw, and materials are sourced from all over. He says that the video is dated and that while they used to do the assembly at their shop, the oem does the entire manufacture now.
Whatever else, seems like a legit operation. They're not claiming anything that any other reputable cutler is embarrassed of.