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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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Emerson, Winkler and RMJ all made in USA
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.
 
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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.
 
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Originally posted by C L Wilkins:
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.


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.




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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.


Sal Glesser and his family have always made sure Spyderco products were of excellent quality.

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At one time, Spyderco was nothing more than a marketing company.


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:
https://www.knivesandtools.com...r-knife-designer.htm



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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 ...o

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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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