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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #440 on: February 06, 2020, 08:22:43 am »
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« Reply #441 on: February 06, 2020, 08:31:41 am »
The GERBER MK 1 which I bought new in 1982.
Interesting point is that this was the last time they used the old emblem.
Later models displayed a more modern "sword in the rock"
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« Reply #442 on: February 06, 2020, 08:42:54 am »
The GLOCK FM 81, yep, made by the same folk who make the famous firearms.
Here we have the Black and Tan examples.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #443 on: February 06, 2020, 09:59:47 am »
The GLOCK FM 81, yep, made by the same folk who make the famous firearms.
Here we have the Black and Tan examples.

Unbreakable knives - Seriously good quality
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #444 on: February 06, 2020, 10:22:22 am »
When the words unbreakable show up I think of this one of mine.

XHP is like a stainless D2





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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #445 on: February 06, 2020, 10:34:48 am »
When the words unbreakable show up I think of this one of mine.

XHP is like a stainless D2





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« Reply #446 on: February 06, 2020, 12:13:49 pm »
This thread inspired me to buy my very first EDC. Amazed at how much Iím using it. Wonder how I got along without it??

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« Reply #447 on: February 06, 2020, 01:59:33 pm »
The GLOCK FM 81, yep, made by the same folk who make the famous firearms.
Here we have the Black and Tan examples.

I have one in olive green.
'69 Model.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #448 on: February 06, 2020, 02:48:05 pm »
SKINNER
This baby was made by a ZA De Beer of Postmasburg about 40 years ago.
I'm very fond of this stompie
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #449 on: February 06, 2020, 02:50:04 pm »
Who else like Buck knives? I have learned from the old people that they value Buck and an old omie asked me to bring him back one from the USA.
I end up buying 4 as gifts, and had to ask my son to source me another one since I handed mine out as well.
What I like about it is that certain models are still Made in America and it is displayed - cost usd10 more but a bargain
Now that knives are working knives, hold an edge and just a pleasure.
Many of the fancy knives mentioned here in the thread are made in Taiwan (CRKT) and China under license.
I personally don't have a problem with this wrt manufacturing and component quality but rather with the fact that these are sourced out to other countries and work opportunities lost for the people in country of origin - all this sadly just for better profit margins 
I would much rather pay that usd10 extra to know I support the product manufactured in country of origin but maybe the majority of users don't share my sentiment.
Gerber is also made in China and I own one of their multi tools equipped with a big strong plier which I get to use almost daily in the States - excellent quality regardless
I have just shared this out of interest
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #450 on: February 06, 2020, 02:52:51 pm »
Who else like Buck knives? I have learned from the old people that they value Buck and an old omie asked me to bring him back one from the USA.
I end up buying 4 as gifts, and had to ask my son to source me another one since I handed mine out as well.
What I like about it is that certain models are still Made in America and it is displayed - cost usd10 more but a bargain
Now that knives are working knives, hold an edge and just a pleasure.
Many of the fancy knives mentioned here in the thread are made in Taiwan (CRKT) and China under license.
I personally don't have a problem with this wrt manufacturing and component quality but rather with the fact that these are sourced out to other countries and work opportunities lost for the people in country of origin - all this sadly just for better profit margins 
I would much rather pay that usd10 extra to know I support the product manufactured in country of origin but maybe the majority of users don't share my sentiment.
Gerber is also made in China and I own one of their multi tools equipped with a big strong plier which I get to use almost daily in the States - excellent quality regardless
I have just shared this out of interest

You sure about Gerber being made in China? - I believe it to be Portland - Oregon.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #451 on: February 06, 2020, 02:59:00 pm »
Who else like Buck knives? I have learned from the old people that they value Buck and an old omie asked me to bring him back one from the USA.
I end up buying 4 as gifts, and had to ask my son to source me another one since I handed mine out as well.
What I like about it is that certain models are still Made in America and it is displayed - cost usd10 more but a bargain
Now that knives are working knives, hold an edge and just a pleasure.
Many of the fancy knives mentioned here in the thread are made in Taiwan (CRKT) and China under license.
I personally don't have a problem with this wrt manufacturing and component quality but rather with the fact that these are sourced out to other countries and work opportunities lost for the people in country of origin - all this sadly just for better profit margins 
I would much rather pay that usd10 extra to know I support the product manufactured in country of origin but maybe the majority of users don't share my sentiment.
Gerber is also made in China and I own one of their multi tools equipped with a big strong plier which I get to use almost daily in the States - excellent quality regardless
I have just shared this out of interest
Thanks Tom, enjoy Buck knives for sure.
Making knives away from the country of origin creates a problem because you never really know what is fake or not.
Copies from PRC have destroyed the market but you can still collect quality blades.
It's still nice to collect even if you're aware most of what you have are fake. Show us the Buck blades!
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« Reply #452 on: February 06, 2020, 03:01:45 pm »
Love the Buck knives. From what I can gather, they rather popular in the US of A

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #453 on: February 06, 2020, 03:04:08 pm »
Here are 2 Chinese (fake) GERBER knives
Even the boxes are copied in every way.
They love using a famous brand name knowing it WILL be bought


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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #454 on: February 06, 2020, 03:22:41 pm »
Ek is seker ek het Buck messe vandag hier by ons SSK Koorporasie gesien

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #455 on: February 06, 2020, 05:25:21 pm »
Who else like Buck knives? I have learned from the old people that they value Buck and an old omie asked me to bring him back one from the USA.
I end up buying 4 as gifts, and had to ask my son to source me another one since I handed mine out as well.
What I like about it is that certain models are still Made in America and it is displayed - cost usd10 more but a bargain
Now that knives are working knives, hold an edge and just a pleasure.
Many of the fancy knives mentioned here in the thread are made in Taiwan (CRKT) and China under license.
I personally don't have a problem with this wrt manufacturing and component quality but rather with the fact that these are sourced out to other countries and work opportunities lost for the people in country of origin - all this sadly just for better profit margins 
I would much rather pay that usd10 extra to know I support the product manufactured in country of origin but maybe the majority of users don't share my sentiment.
Gerber is also made in China and I own one of their multi tools equipped with a big strong plier which I get to use almost daily in the States - excellent quality regardless
I have just shared this out of interest

You sure about Gerber being made in China? - I believe it to be Portland - Oregon.

Yes Hardy

You get a copy which is shown in another post (fake Gerber) and then the one you buy in the USA which clearly say on the packaging "made in China" with an added license number. The packaging is completely different to what we see in another post as well, all Gerbers come in a plastick vacuum shaped packaging

I have been looking for my old Gerber that I baught in a US Px shop in Iraq 2005 and found it today. That one still have an etching on the blade that says Portland USA.
Sadly most of these big names are now under license.
When Gary was with me in Bass pro shop I have shown him that almost all the leatherman products including knives are made in China and only top of the range from usd 120 up in USA.
But yes, I am a huge Gerber fan and definitely made under license in China now.
Regardless, I had a lifetime guarantee on my leatherman which broke and was offered a Gerber instead which I accepted since it has the proper pliers. I cant fault its quality.
In the end I got a leatherman wave plus for Usd89 to bring home since I like these multi tools a lot.
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« Reply #456 on: February 06, 2020, 05:33:56 pm »
This old Gerber still had a serrated edge on the belly which I dont fancy at all.
It cost a bit of elbow grease but I have honed it smooth edge this afternoon
 

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« Reply #457 on: February 06, 2020, 06:51:43 pm »
Tom, I have the same knife, got it about 20 years ago. Mine still has the serrated area. I think it is called the Gator if I'm not mistaken.

I'm also not a huge fan of serrated edges, but this knife was always on my belt when I had to either put a tracking collar on or remove one off an elephant/lion/rhino. The serrated edge cut through that thick conveyer belt type collar material as if it was designed to do the job. It would be good for slicing through seat belts also in an emergency situation.

That rubber handle is pretty comfy too.
'69 Model.
 

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« Reply #458 on: February 06, 2020, 07:26:42 pm »
Tom, I have the same knife, got it about 20 years ago. Mine still has the serrated area. I think it is called the Gator if I'm not mistaken.

I'm also not a huge fan of serrated edges, but this knife was always on my belt when I had to either put a tracking collar on or remove one off an elephant/lion/rhino. The serrated edge cut through that thick conveyer belt type collar material as if it was designed to do the job. It would be good for slicing through seat belts also in an emergency situation.

That rubber handle is pretty comfy too.

Agree 100%, very good blade and design and the serrated edge part was good for the first maybe 10 years of use, but then I couldn't find the right tool to sharpen it. I have got a Lansky but could not source the round stones locally.
Regardless, it stays one of my favorites!!
 

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« Reply #459 on: February 06, 2020, 07:49:35 pm »
Who else like Buck knives? I have learned from the old people that they value Buck and an old omie asked me to bring him back one from the USA.
I end up buying 4 as gifts, and had to ask my son to source me another one since I handed mine out as well.
What I like about it is that certain models are still Made in America and it is displayed - cost usd10 more but a bargain
Now that knives are working knives, hold an edge and just a pleasure.
Many of the fancy knives mentioned here in the thread are made in Taiwan (CRKT) and China under license.
I personally don't have a problem with this wrt manufacturing and component quality but rather with the fact that these are sourced out to other countries and work opportunities lost for the people in country of origin - all this sadly just for better profit margins 
I would much rather pay that usd10 extra to know I support the product manufactured in country of origin but maybe the majority of users don't share my sentiment.
Gerber is also made in China and I own one of their multi tools equipped with a big strong plier which I get to use almost daily in the States - excellent quality regardless
I have just shared this out of interest

You sure about Gerber being made in China? - I believe it to be Portland - Oregon.

Yes Hardy

You get a copy which is shown in another post (fake Gerber) and then the one you buy in the USA which clearly say on the packaging "made in China" with an added license number. The packaging is completely different to what we see in another post as well, all Gerbers come in a plastick vacuum shaped packaging

I have been looking for my old Gerber that I baught in a US Px shop in Iraq 2005 and found it today. That one still have an etching on the blade that says Portland USA.
Sadly most of these big names are now under license.
When Gary was with me in Bass pro shop I have shown him that almost all the leatherman products including knives are made in China and only top of the range from usd 120 up in USA.
But yes, I am a huge Gerber fan and definitely made under license in China now.
Regardless, I had a lifetime guarantee on my leatherman which broke and was offered a Gerber instead which I accepted since it has the proper pliers. I cant fault its quality.
In the end I got a leatherman wave plus for Usd89 to bring home since I like these multi tools a lot.

I have a friend (Irishman) that works for the Fiskars group, who owns Gerber, among many other brands, and he told me that they still make some of their products in the US. I believe that under the Trump administration, it actually becomes more and more cost effective to manufacture locally.
I sent him a text to find out how many of their products are made in Portland and will let you know when he replies.
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