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Got out on bike this afternoon - tempted by the blazing 59º temperatures! Good excuse to go pick up my wife some sewing machine needles from Wally World, which she needed.

As ever (don't we so often do this?) - swung by the sporting goods section, well, ya know - check it out LOL!

Suddenly remember my quest for (yet) another knife - and while a BOA is still on the list - had been thinking of a small Kershaw, the Buck in pocket is a shade long and digs me in thigh when sitting, plus it is not too swift to open.

Long and short - came out with a Kershaw ''Scallion'' - what a great little knife - $35.00. Clip was initially so darned strong I could hardly get it out of pocket once in - eased that a bit - much better now.

I think this will very easily be the new carry knife :smile:


 

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Nice Little Knife

Of course it does not quite have the Full 5" serious blade that my SOG folder has but, it's still nice!:biggrin2:
 

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Size ain't everything QK! :wink: :18:
 

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Nice buy!

My Kershaw Ken Onion Blackout came from a random trip thru Wally World...$50.
It's my favorite folder so far.
 

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odd, I just came from wally world.
I had seen this post earlier in the day, and went to the knife counter.
The Kershaws they showed me were all "made in china"

I was under the impression that Kershaw was made here in the US
 

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Bryan - my box does say - tho why heaven knows - ''Made in USA - printed in China''. Hmmm - long way to send a box for printing!!

The other blurb tho says ''Litspeedsafe - made in USA''

So - Company in OR - I thought making Onion knives here - but does make me wonder what the Chinese connection is.

Where was the ''made in China'' written?
 

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It was on the box, but I noticed that after I opened one and saw it stamped on the blade. The sad thing is the lock on the thing wouldn't even hold the blade open. I could flip it open and shut effortlessly. I hope yours works well for you but I WAS NOT impressed.
 

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That then Bryan is odd and worrysome. What are folks getting - and is there counterfeit stuff coming in the back door. I would tend out of curiosity to take that up with your Wally World branch - and even Kershaw. (800) 325-2891.

Just checked my knife again - and needless to say I checked it all over and for lock-up before buying. The blade has on it - ''1620H3, a patent #, Design By Ken Onion and - MADE IN USA''.

Intriguing - n'est pas? I can see you would be unimpressed - and yet my specimen is just great - what I wanted and I have full confidence in it so far.
 

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I can shed a little light on this. Kershaw Knives are indeed made in the USA.

However there is a huge influx of a Chinese copy of the Scallion right now. It looks like a Scallion, but it's a piece of junk. My cousin has one, and they're everywhere.

The real deal and the copy bear only a superficial resemblance.
 

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It's to be hoped then Euc that Bryan's Wally World is not trying to pass them off as the real deal - that is worth checking IMO.
 

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I'll call them, thanks for the number.

There weres no other stampings on the blade at all.
The guy behind the counter pulled another one out of the box that had what appeared to be a black painted (powder coated) blade which had no markings on it other than the obligatory "Kershaw", whatsoever.

I hope they are counterfiets, and if so Kershaw nails them to the wall on this one. I was really looking forward to treating myself to a nice knife.
 

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Tell ya what Brian - just for ref purposes so you know - I'll post a pic shortly showing the blade in close up .
 

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I can shed a little light on this. Kershaw Knives are indeed made in the USA.

However there is a huge influx of a Chinese copy of the Scallion right now. It looks like a Scallion, but it's a piece of junk. My cousin has one, and they're everywhere.

The real deal and the copy bear only a superficial resemblance.
Actually I would say that is not the case this time. These were in "Kershaw" boxes, which looked like the one in the picture further up the page, minus the flag.
The knives also had "Kershaw" written on them.

If they were copies, they were deliberately attempting to pass them off as the real thing.
 
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