I think this series of knives is great and a tremendous value. I also think it's peoples prejudices moreso than it is a "syndrome".gunnut35 wrote:Let me know what you all think of these "Bargain" knives......
I, for one.racer88 wrote:Ha... I wonder how many forumites here are old enough to get the movie reference in the thread title???
And for others, like me, there is the completely rational (though perhaps mistaken) belief that my country cannot be economically healthy without large numbers of domestic manufacturing jobs, and that the planet cannot be healthy when my country exports pollution (by buying goods produced in countries without significant environmental regulation).Jay_Ev wrote: I also think it's peoples prejudices moreso than it is a "syndrome".
Once again... There isn't a single computer component that is made in America. We don't have a choice. On the other hand, there are many knives still made here in the USA.marknett wrote:Why are so many people down on china imports . 90 percent of the stuff in your house is imported . So to complain about it here , you need to dump your t.v.'s, washer and dryer's , dishwashers , and oh no your computers and cell phones wait now you can't complain because you can't post ...
Well of course in that case, we're talking about one model, not "knives" in general. In the case of computers and computer components, every last model is made in china.captnvegtble wrote:But... there are no Spyderco Tenacious' made in the United States!
ChrisR wrote:I have the tenacious and a few Byrd knives and they are very good indeed - incredible value for money.
I think any company that doesn't acknowledge the Chinese industrial juggernaut heading towards them is just going to get run over in the process. Chinese knives aren't for everyone but we can't stick our heads in the sand and hope that China will go away. The way for any manufacturing business to stay strong and compete with China is to retain it's distinctive identity and to manufacture high-end products at home but also to use the bits of China that will help it reach the lower, mass-retail end of the market too. This seems to be Spydercos strategy and I think they are spot on.
Morris wrote:Spyderco just needs to admit that the Tenacious is just their "gateway drug"
to bigger and better offerings!
First time i saw the price for one i was sure it was a typo!