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I'm reading the writing on the wall, China

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by MyLegsAreOk, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    Different strokes for different folks? I think they're a great value for the quality. They produce different models for every budget
  2. Mrs_Esterhouse


    Apr 9, 2019
    The reason you see everything Made in China is because number one, labor is cheap and number two, the Chinese government literally pays 100% of the shipping for all exported goods. I'll say that again; export shipping is free.
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  3. Dknight16

    Dknight16 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2013
    I have zero Chinese Spyderco Knives. I never will. Fortunately Spyderco offers several country of manufacture alternatives today. Hopefully they will continue to do so. Or I’m out.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
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  4. maugust09


    Mar 14, 2018
    I also do not understand peoples prejudice against China. I understand disagreeing with politics, i understand there might be shady business practices in some areas...

    But to act like the entire country and its population all hold those standards is absurd. Its not like the US or ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD hasnt had their fair share of shady people and actions. To act like China stands alone in that world is honestly just stupid. People wanna talk about slave labor like our own country wasnt built by those same ideals.

    Unless your hobby is politics why mix the 2?

    Totally in agrreance with this reponse!
  5. StoneAndSteel

    StoneAndSteel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2019
    That’s why they’re my favorite “mass manufacturer.” That, and they do things in SO many different steels.
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  6. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    The only one with the guts to deal with the likes of Maxamet
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  7. fatsubie


    Aug 6, 2014
    I never own a Tenacious, and probably never will.
  8. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    What? Not sure where you heard that but that's not true in my industry. The owner of my company is Chinese and imports all of our product from China. He'd get a kick out of that statement
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2020
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  9. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    This used to be about "Made in Japan". Then it was about "Made in Taiwan". Then it was about "Made in China". Next it will be about Cambodia, and Indonesia, and Vietnam, and Turkey, and who knows where next.
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  10. kreole

    kreole Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2009
    People love having prejudices. That's for sure.

    I suspect making up enemies spices up life for those needing more flavor in theirs
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  11. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Given their population and that they have fewer people in prison than the US, you can see this isn't true.

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  12. The Deacon

    The Deacon

    Apr 27, 2003
    The reality is, we all vote with our pocketbooks and manufacturers who don't listen to the "voters" wind up going out of business. If most people only want to spend under $50 for a knife, Spyderco would be stupid not to offer a significant number of knives in price range. I doubt that means they'll stop offering plenty of models for those who want "high end" knives, even though there are probably just as many folks pissing and moaning that "All the new Spydercos these days are over $300" as there are whining about there being too many inexpensive ones made in China.
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  13. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    It was a joke!!
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  14. maugust09


    Mar 14, 2018
    No joking this is a serious political discussion. Sarcasm only. /s
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  15. nick800

    nick800 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 11, 2016
    The Tenacious is junk. I like the design, but the steal is a joke. I had a few stashed in the car, drawer, etc. If you so much as fart on it, the blade goes dull.
  16. maugust09


    Mar 14, 2018
    Many Chinese companies offer quite a bit of better budget blades than the tenacious. But yeah usually budget blades dont have premium materials and QC.
  17. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint DOES Go Chasing Waterfalls Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013
    Though I don't currently own any, I don't have a prejudice against Chinese made knives, and won't rule out ever owning one. The fact is however, though I have seen many knives from China in recent years that interest me, there are also too many knives before them in line on my want list from the countries that I traditionally have taken pride in owning knives from (US, Japan, Italy, Germany, etc).

    As it pertains to this thread, I don't really see things going the way the OP sees it for Spyderco. If anything, Spyderco more than any other large company in this hobby always seems to keep us knife enthusiasts in mind with their offerings IMO. Their presence on these forums is proof of that.
  18. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Man thats a bit too intense! How could you say so about the 1st Spyderco I had? ;)
  19. maugust09


    Mar 14, 2018
    Ans yet he still owns more than 1 lol
  20. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    The only way I see Spyderco becoming “Chinese” is if one day it’s owned by a larger corporation...but I don’t think that’s gonna happen any time soon!

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