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Buck Knife, Made in Japan.

TWalkerTWalker Member Posts: 2,372 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 2005 in General Discussion
I bought a nice little Buck brand pocketknife at a pawn shop. Got it home and was cleaning it when I saw the "JAPAN" mark on a blade. Are Buck knives made in Japan now? The quality is good. What's the deal?

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    will270winwill270win Member Posts: 4,845
    edited November -1
    I think they were in California and got ran out by lawsuits and stupid laws. Legislated out of business maybe.

    Some of our knife experts will be along in a moment so I don't even know why I posted.

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    ginmasterginmaster Member Posts: 2,669 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The steele from Japan, Taiwan, china and the likes are being bought by our knife makers. The cost/quality of American steele is just not good enough/too costly. They are made in America but by law for some reason must be stamped where the steele came from. At least thats what the Kershaw reps and Benchmade reps have told me. Not sure about the cheaper Whinchester and Buck knives. They very well could of been made over there.

    Good luck out there.
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    allen griggsallen griggs Member Posts: 35,292 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    They were run out of California by excessive Government regulation and taxes.
    They were going to open a new plant in a neighboring state, I think Nevada. This was about a year ago.
    Japan? WTH, over?
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    n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    Buck has their Japanese knives, but still make knives in the USA. the Japanese ones are not the quality of the US Made ones..Still not a bad knife, Better from Japan than China or Pakistan
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    AlpineAlpine Member Posts: 15,069 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Buck Knives is relocating to Idaho. I met the old man once, when his house almost burned down. Nice guy.

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