Well said. A few years ago I likely would have written off any knife made in Taiwan, but now I can say without reservation that Spyderco's Taiwan models are my favorite. I know, generally, there is a lot of crappy consumer merchandise coming out of Taiwan, but as far as Spyderco is concerned, their stuff is 1st rate, and I suspect it is due to their commitment to quality more than geography. Such would be the case with any country they chose to work with.JCP1969 wrote:I tell people all the time. given the same resources any man or woman of any nationality can be equally as good.
If someone told me they don't like a knife based on country of origin. I would ask if they had tried all the knife makers in that country. There are plenty of lousy knife makers in every country and good ones too.
Kudos to Spyderco for using Global makers . I look forward to the day when the made in ? doesn't matter.
No offense Sir, nuclear weapons are a sign for certain technical knowhow and no sign for intelligence ...JD Spydo wrote:The Pakistanis have nuclear weapons from what I've been told by people in the know. So with that being said it's sure not a matter of them lacking intelligence.
Exactly.Ankerson wrote:The manufacturer doesn't set the quality control, the ones who are actually making the knives or contractor.
It's the companies that hire them to produce the products that set the standards and that usually revolves around price so every corner is usually cut to get the very highest profit margin possible.
In the end junk is junk no matter were it's made and that goes for any products that are made and there is a lot of garbage out there to buy.
Aliens! I knew it.SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
PS: Here is something else I would like someone here to explain: I have studied the OLD Chinese-made steel, I'm talking PRE Industrial Age stuff, and they had some of THE BEST knives and swords in the world. I once saw a Chinese-made dagger, hand forged, from the 1800s, and the blade steel was superb, the feel was excellent, and the cutting prowess would put almost any modern factory knife edge to shame. What would the reason for this be?
As for the Japanese they have been making some of the best steels, swords and edged tools for centuries and still are. Ever heard of the samurai warrior or a katana??? Some of the skills they have can not be read from a book, they are passed down from generation to generation." wrote:You know it's really interesting because when I was a kid growing up I was told over and over that Japanese made merchandise was nothing but junk
But now Japan is known to have some of the very best cutlery in the world. .
That's very true, but does not change the fact that from the end of WWII to at least the mid-sixties, the vast majority of merchandise imported into the US from Japan was inexpensive and of low quality. As a result, in those days, most Americans equated Japanese merchandise with junk.w3tnz wrote:As for the Japanese they have been making some of the best steels, swords and edged tools for centuries and still are. Ever heard of the samurai warrior or a katana??? Some of the skills they have can not be read from a book, they are passed down from generation to generation.
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