I drive a Swedish car to work for my American employer making parts for French aeroplanes in England. I'll drive home, burning Saudi Arabian diesel, to play my Chinese made games console (A Dutch produced game, I might add) on my Korean TV while I sit on my Vietnamese made sofa and maybe order an Indian curry on my Taiwanese mobile phone while I pop the cap on an Irish stout.....At some point I might have a play with a fine Spyderco product made in Japan, USA or indeed Taiwan.
At no point will I be looking at the label. I will be looking at the relative quality
In short: Buy the Taichung Spyderco product
- it supports Spyderco (and thereby US employees) and those models in the range are unbelievable.
Addendum: I frequently have cause to comment on Facebook (when this topic all too frequent comes up)- "Hmm. So how's that American made iPhone working out for you?...That you just posted from about you won't buy a Taichung made knife."....And then I wait for the Irony-O-Meter to overload
Warhammer 40000 is- basically- Lord Of The Rings on a cocktail of every drug known to man and genuine lunar dust, stuck in a blender with Alien, Mechwarrior, Dune, Starship Troopers, Fahrenheit 451 and Star Wars, bathed in blood, turned up to eleventy billion, set on fire, and catapulted off into space screaming "WAAAGH!" and waving a chainsaw sword- without the happy ending.