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    Spyderco Forum Registered User gull wing's Avatar
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    Made in Japan?

    How many companys does Spyderco use in making their knives? I see
    Seki-City on some, and just Japan on others.
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    AFAIK, works with at least three different makers in Japan. The one who marks the blades with simply "Japan" is known for the outstanding quality of their work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catamount View Post
    The one who marks the blades with simply "Japan" is known for the outstanding quality of their work.
    It is Moki: Kopas, Caly3, Persians and so on.
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    Not sure anymore. There use to be four or five, possibly more. Know that at least one very small one closed up shop after the owner retired. Not sure if they're using Masahiro for anything now that Spyderco no longer markets kitchen knives. Then again, IIRC, Masahiro made some folders under the "Hiro" label, so perhaps they make some for Sal as well. Definitely at least two still. G. Sakai is the biggest, Moki is one, and I think the only one, that marks theirs with just Japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catamount View Post
    AFAIK, works with at least three different makers in Japan. The one who marks the blades with simply "Japan" is known for the outstanding quality of their work.
    I've always had good luck with the "Japan" only ones!

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    Moki

    Well I own a few Moki knives, and the quality on those knives are outstanding, so it makes sense to use them.

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    Thank you!
    I saw several new knives to come from Japan and wondered how just one or two companies would be able to do that this year. That answers the big question.
    Thanks!
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