Why do so many Americans have an attitude against knives and products made in China, India, and other places? I know, there is a rich history of good steel and knives made in Europe but look at the Japanese: They once had a reputation for bad quality items and now they make some of the best. The same goes for China. They have a bad reputation for poor-quality steel but their quality is increasing and getting better. Look at some of the Spyderco knives made in China, they are very good quality. And look at the SOG knives and others made in China. They are pretty good overall.
I am also aware that there have been some bad scandals such as the Chinese-made pet food that was full of poisonous materials. But there were similiar issues in the 1800s. American knife companies called German knives low quality, they used the term "pot metal", or "cheap sheet steel", and other people said the same things about American products. So that means this is nothing new.
Also, the Chinese and Indians invented steel as we know it, as did other ancient cultures such as the Chaldeans. The best steel was made in China and India invented "Damascus" wootz steel.