Kershaw has a Volt II, straight blade, Harnds has Knight, they look the same (handle, blade, size, pocket clip, difference is that Kershaw is “Speed-safe” and Harnds is manual, also Kershaw is 8Cr13MoV, and Harnds is 8Cr14MoV. The Tenacious rounds out Spyderco’s product line nicely and is an affordable knife that has all of the design elements and features Spyderco is known for. A customer of mine says they are hiring as many linemen (telephone stuff) as they can but nobody wants to do the job…and within just 4 years they’d make $50-$60k. As Paul said I don't think people would buy as many "nicely finished" Tenacious line knives at $80 given the tang stamp. I'll also say that I think Spyderco uses Taichung for projects with a level of complexity nobody else would touch. Sturdy ergonomic grip. Check out the Kizer Sovereign, Real Steel H1 Blue Sheep, or the Enlan EL-01. Ah tzen, what eloquence…looking forward to the chinese bubble burst that’s coming. Sharp blade tip. There are plenty of everyday carry knives to choose from, but none cut quite the same look and perform the same in hand as a Spyderco. Your message has been sent privately to our editorial staff for review. If you are American, support American made. Wish there was actually a company that did that under $200. I bought from a street craftsman that would work a week or more over a charcoal-fired foot-bellows pot hammering and folding away in front of his shop. Outdoors: Do you like to hunt, fish, or participate in other outdoor activities in which a knife comes in handy? Not only can you NOT throw it [like me], but the tip and the edge simply is so soft, it won’t last. the fit and finish is very good, the end product is just plain and very much made for work. A staple in the knife enthusiast’s collection and one of my favorite EDC knives is the Spyderco Paramilitary 2. l depend on my throwing skills to survive, even more over my firearms. I believe the "stone" Spyderco uses is only made in the US (could be wrong on that though), so if any of the SharpMaker system is made in China it'll probably just be the plastic base, packaging, paperwork, & DVD. Blade may arrive in dull condition. I like Spyderco’s designs and this one caught my eye. Look at Ganzo’s line of D2 steel blades. I would be willing to look into a Chinese made knife, but have yet to find one I like. Today, the company distributes its various tools, sharpeners, and an outstanding selection of knives around the world. I remember a long while back, shortly after the Byrd line came about, I was in the SFO and ran into Mrs. Glesser who talked to me about the Byrd line and went into detail about how they knew that in going to China that they would have to really look at their quality to ensure they give their customers exactly what they come to expect from their company. Spyderco puts as much thought into the handles as they do the blades. Disclosure : Everyday Carry is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to When it comes to making no-nonsense tactical knives that are perfect for everyday carry, Spyderco tops the list with high-quality designs made in a manufacturing language that is uniquely their own. One is a stainless steel with the number 440 on the blade next to the handle. Carbon fiber, stainless, and titanium are some of the more popular materials for handles that are built to last. The material, craftsmanship, and quality verification must merge to get a great knife and be understood by the beholder. It comes down to the individual knive. That hesitation was put to rest almost right away. The china made knives have become my go to gift knives... spreading the spyder-bite one christmas at a time. The rest is up to us to let others know when we are happy with a blade or when we are disappointed. Survival: If your adventures take you deep into the mountains, woods, or other wilderness environments, a knife is a vital tool. I have found 4 knives that were left to me when my husband died in 2004. Knife Myths: Knives from China are always cheap and inferior. But with cheap labor comes cheap products. In Yangjiang my crew stayed in a newly openned IHG hotel called the Hualuxe. lf my orders are “stand in the corner”; l stand in the corner. There are so many good american brands and great customs. This is THE BEST Chinese made knife I have ever seen, hands down. Serrated, S-shaped, straight edge, curved – you can find a blade shape for your specific cutting needs. Whether you’re looking for a knife for. After all, what good is a durable blade without a strong handle? All-metal construction, including blade, bottle opener, and screwdriver. Oh by the way, I do have a few $20 and $30 Chinese knives ordered over the internet just out of curiosity, and will gladly agree… you get what you pay for. Yes, every time I show someone my Tenacious I have to say "well it's made in China but it's not a China Knife, it's still a Spyderco". Turns out that it’s only half the size of a genuine Rajah11 . Let China have those jobs …we are Americans we lead the way our power is in leading the way into new jobs new ideas….We are the responsible for building like that the worlds largest Hotel in Dubai …Arabs might have paid for it, but the bottom line it would never have been built without our engineers….let third world have manual labor we are the thinkers of this world and will always be as long as we can adapt to change…Or go live in a cave learn how to just survive…chop wood…hunt game…grow gardens…but most of all make your own damn knives then you wont have any one to blame for the quality but your own self…. I prefer German made knifes, but lacking that I will buy an American made over a Chinese made anytime no matter the price. I checked the Purina knife and the site said that it could possibly be worth as much as 200.00 dollars, mint cond. Not only is the blade hole a signature feature of the brand’s folding knives but it’s also very useful. Although they are all great knives with good quality, they don't hold a candle to the fit and finish and just overall "hand feel" of the pm2. Well it’s 2018 now and we’re in the middle of a trade war with China, the world’s most economically and militarily powerful totalitarian dictatorship that has openly declared their intent to create a new world order with themselves at the top. It has a curved blade with the blade itself serrated. It has an appealing entry-level price and solid construction. Spyderco Knives includes their combat knives like the Para 2 series, the Spyderco Para 3 Knives, the Spyderco Manix knives as well as a myriad of other great pocket knives. The Kizer and Real Steel knives are as well made as any knives on the market. BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. I doubt they could match some of the makers in question simply because those folks have been making similar knives that way for decades. Some were quite nice, with nice in my world being akin to my Schrade Old Timer. Some of these great knives are Chinese marked with no western references. Required fields are marked *. Good point on avoiding Chinese made products. for putting the pass-around together and letting me handle the knife. Practice, practice, practice. Classified and Roc, I agree with both of your comments…true story, enuff said! We are cutting our own throats [pun intended] buying from Red, Communist, rights-violating China! Could they make a RIL on par with Taiwan or Golden? The chinese rip off so many good brands. All I'm saying is, it's not really fair to compare a Para 2 to a Tenacious because they're on such different ends of the price range. These knives feature the original design the brand is known for, including the user-friendly blade hole. Joined: Sep 7, 2012 Messages: 411 Likes Received: 461. I have a Kutmaster, and a Colonial peanut, and (don’t hate me) all these Chinese knives are just as nice or better. Blade is very thin and can snap under pressure. I bought a buck not to long ago just for my everyday carry and my very great dispointment when I found made in China stamped on it. Multi-tools and basic folding and straight-edge knives range in price from around $19 to $75. Ideal for cutting through rope and fishing line and other outdoor-related tasks. ” Perhaps if you changed that to “Prior to the 1970s, pretty much all knives MARKETED IN THE U.S. were made in the United States or Europe. Q. What’s a good blade length for an outdoor knife? Just picked up a Spyderco Tenacious at my local Wal Mart for $37. So far as a knife goes. I only wish I had more time to browse and examine the goods at the store, but alas I was on a tight business agenda. It’s an excellent EDC knife at a price point above $100—more than most Chinese knives but dirt cheap for its premium materials like CPM-S35VN steel and a titanium frame lock. I’m glad you’re about to look past location and see quality. The iconic Buck 110 Folding Hunter that became one of the best-selling knives of all time was made in the good ol’ USA. I have both and it is quite a bit smaller than the II. I looked, were it not for the fact that I KNOW where they came from, I would be unable to tell. “Prior to the 1970s, pretty much all knives were made in the United States or Europe. In my experience I'd say the Szabo, Southard, Bradley, Techno, and Valoton all set the standard in fit and finish that simply can't be beat. Here is some of the difference between a Kizer and most other Chinese knife companies they were passionate to make quality product! WAAAKE UP! Blade hole: This innovative feature helped define the brand, and it has become a must-have for folding knives because it makes them easier and safer to use. How does the hole in the blade of a Spyderco folding knife help make it easier to unfold the blade? Smaller profile than standard folding models. I find that they make well built, sharp, and functional knives, most made with 8Cr14MoV for blade material, I believe that some of these companies are companies that make knives for US knife companies. They buy a lot of their quality materials from the US and other companies around the world like some of the harder to get G10 materials like my favorite green goo G10 more commonly known as translucent green G10 or sometimes G11 and also our great us blade steels made by crucible mostly the CPM SERIES OF THE BEST QUALITY POWDERED METAL TECHNOLOGIES. Companies like KA-BAR have quality control departments that inspect its imported knives to ensure you get high-quality knives. I'm very pleased and may be looking into more golden,co made spydercos. In the kitchen knife category, you’ll find bread, paring, chef’s, and utility knives, all designed for the professional chef or occasional. At that time my first priority was to explain to them that that had to stop making copies of US knife makers designs without permission and reimbursement. China is making what China is asked to make. Fits well in larger hands. My father was a Sargent Major in the US Army and he saw to it that I understood the importance of working and earning to survive on your own.

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