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What Region does your collection favor?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by PirateSeulb, Apr 16, 2018.

What Region does your collection favor?

Poll closed May 16, 2018.
  1. Americas

    87 vote(s)
  2. Europe

    6 vote(s)
  3. Italy

    2 vote(s)
  4. Japan

    3 vote(s)
  5. China

    2 vote(s)
  6. Germany

    0 vote(s)
  7. Russia

    1 vote(s)
  8. Africa

    0 vote(s)
  1. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    So as I was buying a knife today I realized my current collection heavily favors a single region so for fun I figured a little poll would be in order and get people thinking about their own collections. So regardless of what region your collection favors which region do you think you would favor with current makers and offerings?
  2. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    So currently mine favors Italy and I can see why but I would have though more Japan or Americas.

    If you think I need to add an option just post it and tag me.
  3. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Mine is mostly Americas with a bunch of Cold Steel Japan in there from knives I bought in the '90s.
    I do have a number of customs as well that are mostly Canadian and some American.
  4. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Can't say mine particularly favors one region. Right now, heaviest rotation is made up of blades from Taiwan, Japan, Italy and the U.S.

    I don't honestly pay too much attention to country of origin when I buy, though I'll admit I'm still a bit more wary of unfamiliar Chinese brands than others as I'd rather not unknowingly pick up a clone.
  5. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
    Bowie knives are my favorite type of knife. But unless you go custom many production models are made outside the United Stares.
  6. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I would have to say Swiss or the US. I have more Victorinox Soldier/Pioneers than any other single kind of knife but I normally carry something made in the United States.
  7. jackknife


    Oct 2, 2004
    My most used knives, the ones I kept after my big downsize seem all European. SAK's of course from Switzerland, Resolza from Sardinia, no name friction folder from Turkey, Opinel's and a Douk-Douk from France, and Zuava from northern Italy. I did have a Mercator K55, but it's with my nephew now.
  8. Spikediesel

    Spikediesel Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2018
    My collection is mostly American and I’m partial to CPM steels since they are made a mere 40 min drive from my house. I have many memories of going to the NYS state fair next to the giant old facility proudly displaying CRUCIBLE on the side.
  9. cwp

    cwp Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Overwhelmingly Americas, thanks mostly to the vintage Benchmades. Probably two-thirds or more of my knives are USA made, with the remainder split fairly evenly between Taiwan and Japan.
  10. G. Scott H.

    G. Scott H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I really don't know. I have or have had knives from Taiwan, China, Japan, USA, France, Germany, Canada, South Africa, Sweden, India, Pakistan, and Italy, just off the top of my head (edit: oh yeah, and the Czech Republic. Momentarily forgot about my Mikov's). I would guess that most of my current ones are Taiwanese (Cold Steel), USA (ZT, Benchmade balis, old Gerbers, and Microtech) and French (Opinel and Douk Douk), just based upon sheer numbers, but I haven't counted them out or anything.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  11. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    USA for sure, but I definitely can't do without Victorinox from Switzerland.
  12. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    My knives are mostly from Switzerland, Japan and the US. In no particular order. And nowadays, I pretty much only use (and occasionally buy) knives by Victorinox, Spyderco and CRK. I'll occasionally pull out one of my Case or Buck pocketknives for use as well.

    I've said before that if I absolutely had to give up all but one knife brand's products for everyday use, I'd stick with Victorinox.

  13. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    The majority of my knives were made in the USA. I own knives from China, Germany, El Salvador, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and of course the US. My most used knives are from Switzerland and the USA. Runner up goes to Italy.
  14. SV-97

    SV-97 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 18, 2016
    Italy still is part of Europe, just saying ;) :D
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  15. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2016
    At this point, my collection is focused even further than a country and actually most favors 1 state: Idaho.

    A couple CRKs, a bunch of G&G Hawk stuff and whatever the Hawks contract with Millit for. Damn you Grant and Gavin for ruining my wallet!!
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  16. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    I couldn't actually say for sure without literally doing a count. I'd guess that U.S. knives form the plurality of my collection but I don't think that knives from any of the "regions" listed are in the majority.
  17. SharpieB

    SharpieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2017
    Mostly USA/Canada followed by Taiwan.

    I also have a small number of knives from Sweden, Italy, Japan and China.
  18. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    I know but just kind of felt like it should be it's own probably should have split out Germany too based on my original thinking. I originally was thinking for the "regions" being based on the major cutlery cities which certainly means Germany should be it's own.
  19. SV-97

    SV-97 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 18, 2016
    Yeah I figured, Just thought it was funny :D might Want to add russia or something; there's lots of russian makers nowadays ;)
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  20. Mako109

    Mako109 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Planet Earth.

    Seriously, mostly US, then Asia, then Europe. However I expect my Asia collection to swell as China increasingly challenges the mid-tech market with some excellent stuff.

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