The thing with Spyderco knives, I look to be sure where they are made.
At one time, Spyderco was nothing more than a marketing company. It was designed by them but farmed out to be made in Japan among other places. Sort of like Browning would do with their products.
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Emerson, Winkler and RMJ all made in USA
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C.S. Lewis
The Emerson Thread. Eight and a half years and approaching 100 pages. Lots of broken links in the first pages because it was long ago.
Emerson knives and Winkler hatchets are my go to. I will never buy a benchmade product ever.
I also joined Emerson’s Order of the Black Shamrock. Ernest Emerson and Daniel Winkler stand by their principles and values. They’re proud Americans who love this country and it’s freedoms.
They do have a lot of knives made out of the country, but they're really transparent about where everything comes from so it's easy to check. I stick with the Japanese and Golden CO models personally, but even their Byrd line has a reputation for being excellent.
"The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford, "it is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them. They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates the government they want."
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards."
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard, then the wrong lizard might get in."
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Sal Glesser and his family have always made sure Spyderco products were of excellent quality.
As for earlier being a "marketing" company, that isn't my recollection from back in the mid-late '90s when I first met Sal and bought some of his knives.
Among many other results of a search of his name:
Certifiable member of the gun toting, septuagenarian, bucket list workin', crazed retiree, bald is beautiful club!
USN (RET), COTEP #192
Come on, Spyderco, bring back the 'Catcherman.'
My favorite longlost EDC(s).
They Opened boxes, cut rope and rubber hoses, opened envelopes and plastic wrapped packages, best foldable, carryable sandwich knife ever, frightening pajamaboys whilst in use, cut bait, trimmed fishing knots, and if I had caught a fish worth filleting before I lost two of them ...oThis message has been edited. Last edited by: RichardC,
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I will defiantly stay away from them. I am partial to Buck Knives, still have the first 110 folder I bought from the ships store more than 40 years ago.
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