1 911 wrote:
mckinngk wrote:I am a HUGE fan of Benchmade knives. Any of them are high quality..........
I cant agree with this. I just got a Benchmade knife from Cabelas. In itsy bitsy letters on the blade it says "CHINA".
I won't support them again even if I know the knife was made in the USA. You just don't know anymore. The add from Cabelas even showed the logo with USA under it on the blade. That logo is on the knife without the USA. I would even consider it deceptive advertising. I should have known when the price was so good.
I'm going to return it.
Benchmade had 4 classes of knives, Gold, Blue, Black and Red. From the outset Benchmade said that their Red class knives were imported and, they describe them as, offering “best in class” value. In other words less expensive than their U.S. made lines. The Red class was discontinued this year, and the remaining inventory bought up by retailers at deep discount. Cabelas probably got one H@ll of a deal on a quantity of these knives and just capitalized on the Benchmade name.
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