I hope this thread is not a repeat of something I've missed, but I have been wondering about new models expected to come out of the Golden plant. If I understand it correctly, the new Caly 3 (which I'm eagerly awaiting) will be made in Japan. Are there any new models using top shelf materials coming from U.S. production?
I'm really finding myself wanting to buy more U.S. made knives (and other stuff). This is not based on an arrogant misconception that only U.S. made knives are any good. In fact, I understand very well that Seki City is one of the blade capitals of the "Earth." I also have purchased a fair number of knives from Seki City and other places around "Earth."
So, Spydutch, Simona, Mr. Blonde, UK Ken, Senate and all of my other fellow forumites from around "Earth" don't misunderstand me on this one. I fully respect quality goods where ever they are made. I just find myself wanting to support jobs for my fellow citizens here in the U.S. when I can (assuming the quality is similar).
I, as many of you are probably tired of hearing, like knives with blades in the 2.75" - 3.00" range and like S30v steel. I also like lined G10 handles and the compression lock. Maybe there will be something like this coming from Golden soon. (Is the new hawk coming out of Golden and what is the likely size dimensions?)
Do you know anything that I've missed?