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Comment by Jan Carter on July 4, 2014 at 13:55

well worth it JJ!


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Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 30, 2014 at 0:34

Now that took some work, Jan.

Comment by Jan Carter on June 29, 2014 at 15:06

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Comment by Ken Spielvogel on June 28, 2014 at 17:39

Tobias, that white bone is nice.

Comment by James Cole on June 28, 2014 at 16:20

After World War 2, Japan was an occupied nation with few natural resources.  The USA  wanted Japan to regain its economic independence and financed much of its industry.  The US was also one of if not the largest importer of Japanese goods.  During that period many people in the US felt that Japanese goods were cheap, not inexpensive, but "Cheap".   Chinese goods are held in the same regard by many today.  As with Japan, China owes its position in the world to the USA.  Do I prefer to buy American Made?  Yes.  Will I avoid buying a product "just" because its made in China?  No. 


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Comment by Steve Hanner on June 28, 2014 at 12:32

I agree completely Tobias with the eBay seller.  I understand the desire to support industry in your own country it just makes sense, but to ignore production in other parts of the world including China borders on ludicrous. If you think you are making a stand on this, think about the folks who make their living in the United States by importing and selling knives.

My goodness, look at our friends at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, or Cutlery Corner or United or whoever you might think of. how about Ag Russell?

They sell millions of dollars in knives every year.  I guess you can pretend they don't exist. 


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 28, 2014 at 11:01

Nice one, Ken.  I've got two of their whittlers in White Smooth Bone

The 7025WB, sleeveboard 1/2 whittler

and the 7019WB, humpback


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Comment by Ken Spielvogel on June 28, 2014 at 9:26


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Comment by Ken Spielvogel on June 28, 2014 at 8:28

I have one - an 06 Whittler that is laser stamped China. A nice knife - I got it because it was a whittler.


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 28, 2014 at 7:57

I heard all sorts of controversy about these knives. And the site clearly stated designed in Salt River Kentucky but it als said Made in China   In fact at the time I was buying them he the eBay seller (Zix) had it written in very large letters  MADE IN CHINA.

I have six U..S Classics and all of them say CHINA on them .It is laser etched on the blade and isn't going to rub off any easier that the etch on a boy scout knife.

The box says "designed in Salt River Kentucky.

The company that made the knives was 3 D's Inc.  The three gentleman were friends of Garry Yokum, the guy who owns the Raging Bull TM and sells his knives on eBay under ZIX.  I honestly don't think U, S. Classics or ZIX was anymore deceptive than Colonial or Taylor Brands.

Many of my Tayloe Brand knives are not stamped China Anywhere.  

Colonial sells several knives that are made in China but are not marked China. The Colonial ones even have a Prov RI tang stamp! but says China nowhere.  Not on the knife or the box.  The only way you know it isn't American Made is because the ones that are American made say they are American Made!

Frankly I think the controversy over U.S. Classic was started by friends of other knife factories, who didn't like these upstarts turning out good quality knives. 

Who ever wrote the article about U.S.Classic had an axe to grind.  The company was no less deceptive than may established American companies who also were quietly making knives in China and putting very fine print on the bottom of a package underneath a very big USA flag (BUCK)

Here is the letter that Yokum had on his page about Chinese made knives.

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Be-Aware-of-China-Made-Knives-/100000000013...

 
 
 

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