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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1100 on: December 16, 2020, 10:05:36 pm »
Are Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) knives still stamped made in the USA?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1101 on: December 16, 2020, 10:29:57 pm »
Are Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) knives still stamped made in the USA?
Nope.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1102 on: December 17, 2020, 08:05:56 am »
CRKT are still great knives though some of them are a bit finicky - my  Tighe Tac two is an excellent knife and one of my favorite EDCs.
My Homefront has an excellent blade but the ken onion field strip needs some resetting from time to time when taken apart and after hard use.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1103 on: December 17, 2020, 08:26:51 am »
Can anyone comment on Microtech knives https://microtechknives.com/service-personnel-program/ ?

Are these available in SA? I would not mind adding one or two to my stash.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1104 on: December 17, 2020, 09:10:51 am »
Where can I view these Kizer blades?

I think i need an olive/fde knife

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1105 on: December 17, 2020, 10:34:58 am »
Are Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) knives still stamped made in the USA?
Are none of them made in the USA anymore?  Not even 1?

 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1106 on: December 17, 2020, 04:03:39 pm »
Are Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) knives still stamped made in the USA?
Are none of them made in the USA anymore?  Not even 1?

Genuine CRKT knifes are still American made.

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As a manufacturer of quality knives and tools, Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) has worked hard over the past 15 years to build a brand recognized for quality and value.

Our knives are sold throughout the world, and have received many accolades from international knife expositions and magazines.

The downside of this success is that our products, like those of Rolex® and Microsoft®, are now being counterfeited by unknown and unauthorized companies which we believe to be in China. Many of these knives are sold on web sites at ridiculously low prices, although we have also found blatant knockoffs being retailed in Iraq and other countries. The counterfeiting is taking two forms.

Cheap copies of actual CRKT® designs.
Some rip-off artists are making cheap copies of popular CRKT® designs. These copies look similar to our products, but are usually shoddily made using inferior steels, coatings and handle materials. They illegally feature the CRKT® logo and markings.

When viewed on a low-resolution web site image, these knives can’t be distinguished from the real thing. However, when handled and compared to a real CRKT® knife, their lack of quality, poor assembly, and inferior folding and locking action is obvious. The buyer will also notice lesser edge-holding ability after a little use.

Unrelated designs with the CRKT® logo.
A visit to the Chinese eBay web site will reveal an array of strange and inferior knife designs which have never been produced by CRKT®, but which display the CRKT® logo prominently. Again, this is a violation of international trademark law. Similar rip-offs are originating in South Africa
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1107 on: December 17, 2020, 05:34:22 pm »
Where can I view these Kizer blades?

I think i need an olive/fde knife

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1108 on: December 18, 2020, 04:05:46 pm »
Genuine CRKT knifes are still American made.

Read below:


The Majority if not all CRKT are made in China.
This just says other Chinese makers are ripping them off, does not say their normal knives are not made in China.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1109 on: December 18, 2020, 05:55:38 pm »
at the end of it all, you collect what you can afford.
If you want to collect Chinese that's cool as long as it makes you happy.
I'll slowly be getting rid of all my blades, Chinese and others.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1110 on: December 18, 2020, 07:06:03 pm »
Can anyone comment on Microtech knives https://microtechknives.com/service-personnel-program/ ?

Are these available in SA? I would not mind adding one or two to my stash.
Microtech makes some of the best OTF knives out there, and great folders as well. Try knifeguy.co.za and Blades & Triggers.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1111 on: December 20, 2020, 09:04:49 pm »
2 X New Blades Added to the Collection!  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1112 on: December 20, 2020, 11:28:50 pm »
I like the wood handled knife.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1113 on: December 21, 2020, 02:18:42 am »
I like the wood handled knife.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1114 on: December 21, 2020, 06:44:51 am »
I bought a Kizer Splinter about a year ago. Like it very, very much. Be interesting to get your feedback on your new acquisition.

That Porra knife looks somewhat like an Opinel. Is it fixed blade? Like the utilitarian simplicity of it.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1115 on: December 21, 2020, 11:03:41 am »
I like its blade :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1116 on: December 21, 2020, 11:17:20 am »
I bought a Kizer Splinter about a year ago. Like it very, very much. Be interesting to get your feedback on your new acquisition.

That Porra knife looks somewhat like an Opinel. Is it fixed blade? Like the utilitarian simplicity of it.

No it is a Folder.  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1117 on: December 21, 2020, 11:26:43 am »
One fine piece of craftsmanship
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1118 on: December 21, 2020, 07:06:22 pm »
That MAM looks like the Portuguese version of the Opinel.
Are they available locally and if yes from who?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1119 on: December 22, 2020, 06:26:30 am »
That MAM looks like the Portuguese version of the Opinel.
Are they available locally and if yes from who?

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