Has been my experience, also.Just FYI.
Many of these Schrade knives are not bad.
Not made in America anymore but, the quality is pretty doggone good.
Their one skeleton knife is one that I really gave a decent beating to and it held up just fine.
Kept a decent working edge and touched up easily.
For the price, buy one or two.
Obviously Schrade is keeping the Quality Control up with close supervision of production.