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Old 10-09-2011, 12:12 AM   #21
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I have a Kershaw Wild Turkey #4150 that was given to me. Made in Japan. Just started carrying it so I cant say how good it is but it looks pretty decent. I misplaced or lost my Buck so I am looking for a good USA made knife too. Anyone using CKRT?
Oh there was a whole nother thread on this. I don't like CRKT. Had one that cost about 85 bucks fall apart on me. Literally fell into pieces. Never had another one since.

When I shared this on another thread I discovered apparently there are a lot of people who have had good experiences with them and love them. I ain't one of em though.
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I have a Kershaw Wild Turkey #4150 that was given to me. Made in Japan. Just started carrying it so I cant say how good it is but it looks pretty decent. I misplaced or lost my Buck so I am looking for a good USA made knife too. Anyone using CKRT?
While I will go out of my way to avoid made in China crap, Japanese products tend to be significantly better quality. I have no problem buying from them.
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on gerber's sight they got a huge pic of bear grylls... doesnt make me have any warm fuzziness if they are using that tool to market their tools. but maybe you DO need a tool to sell tools, i dunno

i like my gerber mk2 till the point snapped off. now it sits in my garage and i use it to open salt bags in the winter *sigh*

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on gerber's sight they got a huge pic of bear grylls... doesnt make me have any warm fuzziness if they are using that tool to market their tools. but maybe you DO need a tool to sell tools, i dunno

i like my gerber mk2 till the point snapped off. now it sits in my garage and i use it to open salt bags in the winter *sigh*
Yeah I popped the point on mine too. Luckily the missing tip was miniscule and I was able to hone it down. That's some tough metal on that knife hone down though.
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BTW when the hell did Buck knives start getting made in China?
They arent made in china. They are made in USA and japan now. You must have got your hands on one of a very few that are made in china. Just curious but who told you they are made in china? If you have seen it what model was it?
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They arent made in china. They are made in USA and japan now. You must have got your hands on one of a very few that are made in china. Just curious but who told you they are made in china? If you have seen it what model was it?
It's my stepdad's, it was given to him by his boss when he lost his Gerber (same model I lost too) I'll holler at him and find out what model it is, all I can tell you for sure is that I saw China stamped on the blade, and it has a mossy oak pattern handle. It's a folder with a pocket clip.
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Yeah I popped the point on mine too. Luckily the missing tip was miniscule and I was able to hone it down. That's some tough metal on that knife hone down though.
I just stopped mucking with the pricey combat knives and starrted using the cheap as dirt m16 bayonets from the vietnam era. Nice hard blade difficult to break holds enough edge to open boxes tires or goblins as the case may be. Lose it or break get another for a few bucks.

Ive had about 4 gerbers and a couple of coldsteel knives broke or lost em and just decided to f-it and switch to something cheaper as a utility/defense blade.
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It's my stepdad's, it was given to him by his boss when he lost his Gerber (same model I lost too) I'll holler at him and find out what model it is, all I can tell you for sure is that I saw China stamped on the blade, and it has a mossy oak pattern handle. It's a folder with a pocket clip.
If its the one im thinking of its one of a few and they dnt make em anymore
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I saw several post about broken tips. I suspect that the knives were being used as a crowbar, something hardened steel doesn't work well for.

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I saw several post about broken tips. I suspect that the knives were being used as a crowbar, something hardened steel doesn't work well for.
Not really. My gerbers got broken points just from casual use accidentally knock it against something in a hmmvw or dropped by accident in the field etc. After they broke i started using them asprybars etc. I just find the gerbers points too delicate
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