True that zt and Kershaw are owned by a Japanese company, but think of the number of people employed here in the US by them. It's the same argument I have with people in my trade, that yes Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Subaru are all Japanese brands, and the money goes back to Japan, but think of the amount of people in the US employed by these companies. Think of the money they earn that they inject into the economy.
Now look at the American companies closing plants here and opening them in China and Mexico. That angers me, much more than someone buying a "Japanese" instead of "American".
Anyway, that was way off topic, but back on topic, I'd rather spyderco continue doing what they are doing. They don't need to go after the titanium frame lock market imo. I have ZTs for that. Keep pumping out the compression lock models! And more cbbl locks!
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam
Kershaw : Tone, Cryo, Cryo 2, Thermite, Atmos, Natrix 7007cf, Natrix 7008cf, Bareknuckle 7777, Bareknuckle 20cv, Concierge
Zero Tolerance : 0566CF, 0770CF, 0770GRYBW, 0562CF, 0470, 0456CF, 0095BW, 0801TI
Ontario : Rat 1
CRKT : Caligo
Civivi : Plethiros, Baklash
Cold Steel : AD10
Benchmade : 810-1401 Contego, 15080-2 Crooked River, 15080-Custom Crooked River
Buck : 110, Bucklite 422, 110 LT
Artisan : Tradition