Hunting Man, here's a weird story about knives made in China. About 16 years ago I received a free knife for subscribing to a Montana hunting newspaper. I didn't know it when I subscribed, but the knife, of course, was made in China. I'm not crazy about buying things made in Chine, but it is almost impossible NOT to buy stuff from there. But here's the weird part, this folding knife has become my favorite. It's rugged, holds an edge and has been servicabe all these years. I have used it, and hope to continue using it on elk, antelope, deer. Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating going out and buying a Chinese-made knife, or anything else for that matter, but that's how this particular free knife worked out. It's just a great knife!