In My Opinion......
….. for an EDC (every day carry) pocket knife why not choose an inexpensive made knife from Taiwan, China, or somewhere that will not cost you a fortune to re-place if it gets lost or broken. I have been a great believer in Rough Rider and TAC-FORCE knives for a long time. In my spare time, I mow far too many acres on my property, have way too many trees to mow around, and have to cut suckers off those trees every time I am on the mower. It sure comes in handy to have a TAC-FORCE serrated edge blade on hand when those little suckers are spotted. The knife is the closest thing to a miniature hand saw you can have at that moment.
Why don’t more people admit to using a Chinese blade ? The main reason is that they think it is un-patriotic or just not cool to own one. I have heard the most ridiculous things said about these knives, and so have you at one time or another. I have owned many China and Taiwan knives that cost no more than $15.00 and to be honest , they are easier to sharpen than some of the big names in this Country that are much more expensive. I think these knives have a place in our everyday usage and no one should be ashamed to pull one out to use at work or home. Now to clean your nails or cut stray threads from your Levi‘s, that’s a whole different story.
Just on the chance you are still with me, why not look at the TAC-FORCE pieces I have just listed under the TACTICAL KNIVES category …. You will be quite surprised. I have to charge something for shipping or the shopping cart will not work, so how a single penny for shipping anywhere in the Continental United States .