Why Buy a Chinese Pocket Knife? | Week One Wednesday Ep. 2

Zac and Kurt talk about some of the great pocket knives coming from Chinese manufacturers. Check out WE Knives here: http://bit.ly/2EIl2NR

WIN THE WE PLEROMA: https://gleam.io/Y5B73/win-the-we-pleroma

Knives in order of appearance:

James Brand The Chapter: http://bit.ly/2ESy9gX
Hogue OTF: http://bit.ly/2C6vlLa
ZT 0022: http://bit.ly/2C6vleo
D-Rocket FIN OTF: http://bit.ly/2EQrvHP
Chaves Redencion: http://bit.ly/2HhTthn
Kizer Sheepdog: http://bit.ly/2C5J992
Kizer Begleiter: http://bit.ly/2C9YKEk
Kizer Domin: http://bit.ly/2EPzPrm
WE Knife Arrakis: http://bit.ly/2EQruDL
WE Knife Double Helix: http://bit.ly/2EQrweR
WE Knife Bullit: http://bit.ly/2C6vm1W
WE Knife Gentry: http://bit.ly/2ERFcXh
WE Knife Deacon: http://bit.ly/2EQqGPh
WE Knife: 703: http://bit.ly/2C6vkHm
WE Knife 818: http://bit.ly/2ER3ikY
WE Knife 904: http://bit.ly/2C6vmPu
Civivi Statera: http://bit.ly/2C6vlLq
Civivi Wyvern: http://bit.ly/2ESyoIT
Reate Crossroads: http://bit.ly/2C6vluU
Reate J.A.C.K.: http://bit.ly/2EREgBW
Bestech Ornetta: http://bit.ly/2C2bvkr
Bestech Kendo: http://bit.ly/2C2bvAX
Bestech Hornet: http://bit.ly/2C9j3ll
Artisan Cutlery: http://bit.ly/2C7Ryc1
Artisan Kinetic-Tool: http://bit.ly/2ESbGk0
Rike Thor 5: http://bit.ly/2C2bugn
Rike Hummingbird: http://bit.ly/2C8UxAV
WE Knife Pleroma: http://bit.ly/2ETui39

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Darth Croll says:

Big fan of WE, Civivi, Real Steel and Ruike. I do not discriminate on knife brands, as long as they are not stealing designs (Ganzo….*cough*…..) and many times they are better quality than American designs that are sent over to be made at a budget price. I love Kershaw, but their Chinese-produced knives are not in the same league as Ruike/Real Steel for the same price point.

Have been very disappointed so far with Kizer though to this point. Have had one in their Vanguard series and another at a higher price point. The action was very lacking on both. I may give them one more shot with that Mini Sheepdog in premium. We shall see….

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jim saylor says:

Current retailer of knives. And it’s been all about USA knives. As of late I’ve integrated some of the kizer and Artisan knives. They’ve created quite a few collectors in my weekly knife customers. Good product. Great materials and attention to detail.

Collin Vinyard says:

Hands shaking like Michael J Fox

Mrbowgod says:

Bring been back!!!! We need him in the knife banters

Macdelt Torres says:

Byrd knives; I managed to get one then disappeared off the stores… where are they now

Jonathan Oosthuizen says:

Do you ship to south Africa

dobermansnp says:

Man, I love this vids!! Thx for sharing it guys!

Bugout Bushcrafter says:

STOP DRILLING HOLES ALL OVER MY SCALES ! Knife functions should be ambidextrous but clip should be fixed.

Hazin says:

What happens next month if (when) the 25% tariffs go into place? BladeHQ will have to add 30% or more to handle the import fees which means those WE knives will all be $400+. My company works with Chinese vendors and recently they have been begging us for work because fewer american companies can afford to manufacture there, their salaries have tripled in the last 5 years and I think a 25% tariff will cause mass exit from China manufacturing by the USA, I wonder how this will affect Kizer and the like

Andrew Sheehan says:

I’ve gotten into “arguments” about the China clones because I don’t agree with buying them and I’ll only buy original China made companies like Civivi. I carry the Naja every day and its been a great beater knife. Great food prep knife also. i do like newport knife. I just can’t carry an auto with out an FID. Otherwise, i’d get one. Wonder if Protech makes a manual one? Kizer has my interest with the Sheepdog. Looks like an interesting knife. Not a fan of the OoooSSSSAAA designs (USA) (in Nick Shabazz voice) when it comes to China made USA products.Coughs *Mtechs* sadly, I do have a few and a dragon one. Think we all do. lol. Good podcast. Can’t wait for the next one.

Ben Kickert says:

Hmmm… a show sponsored by a Chinese knife company and you just happen to choose to do the show on Chinese knives. I demand a recount.

Daniel van Slooten says:

I don’t have a significant other, but I’ll marry the cat for a free Benchmade!
Edit -> Never mind. Cat said no.

Ashkan says:

BHQ I gotta admit I have a Hornet I like the shape of the blade and handle but honestly if the scales were a more rounded polished G10 in alternating yellow and black I’d lose my shit.

Ashkan says:

@James Mackintosh – He Protech, he attack, but most of all he open your snack.

Tnargsnave says:

Great video guys. Always nice to see Ben pop in!

Randy Pitts says:

How much on the ZT?

Patriot 1776 says:

What happened to Ben?

Kevin Greif says:

For the love of god bring Ben back for the videos. His knowledge and energy are irreplaceable.

LinTastic says:

Dune is a great movie! So awesome!

Bugout Bushcrafter says:

Stop drilling holes all over my scales! Knife functions should be ambidextrous but clip should be fixed.

Jason Wills says:

Don’t buy

Nomad says:

Wow, Kurt talks so slow that I had to play at 1.5x speed for him to talk like a normal person. LOL

Allen Shaffer says:

Damn Zach look at them clean cut fingernails lmao

Fauxtool says:

i bought 2 kizer knives which have been excellent. The manufacturer support has been horrendous so i returned them all

J O says:

Zac, enough already with the wanna be gangster/ hood rat/ cholo look attempt. You’re way too vanilla man.

Tim Cummings says:

I used to be a USA only knife guy until WE, Kizer and Reate quality started out pacing USA made knifes. True, you will take a bath when and if you sell one, but you buy those knives to use, not to sell.

DontBotherNone says:

I wish civivi would make more knives in stainless steels, 9cr18mov has been amazing on my backlash. So many D2 blades have been coming out as of late and D2’s lack of corrosion resistance is a large negative for where I live.

Randy Pitts says:

I’m carrying a Kershaw leek damascus!

Bugout Bushcrafter says:

Ganzo G-726M is my current EDC knife.

sarahdelano says:

Never buy chinese. Japanese, Italian, German, American only.

MDPFF7 says:

Recently was gifted boker strike and I love it such a great knife

RedDawnAK74 says:

Any knife 30 too 40 dollars , thats the only chang knives id consider . 100 and up is what ill spend for American knives , wish spyderco would make more of their new models in golden .

dothedrew57 says:

Next time you guys raise money for a banger of a charity can I just pay for Ben to leave me a voicemail?

That is something I would pay money for

Matt Szymanski says:

Someone needs to make a well made dragon OTF.

92JoseR says:

I bought a Kizer Mini Sheepdog a couple weeks ago and have been carrying it everyday. Absolutely love this knife.

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TheDevilmerc says:

I love when contest entries end while I’m at work. Womp womp.

Grant Eklund says:

Thanks for showing the coppertop ultratech! That was my suggestion from over on Instagram 🙂

Anton Chiseliov says:

Well guys , if you made “the china made knives” video , i think next time you should make a “made in USA knives” video , and more specific about an affordable made in USA knives , because a lot of times when people are looking for a cheap knife , basically 99 times of 100 they tend choose imported knives , and the main reason for this is a perception , that all US made knives are way too expensive , and this not always the case . So it would be fun to take a look at some affordable us made goodies .

eluv says:

Your Lynch clips are never in stock!!!

ynotleemh cv says:

James brand would sell millions of knives if it had a tip up carry clip I cann guarantee that.. I loved it and wanted it ASAP but I seen the position of the pocket clip and yeah…. that’s a HARD NO!

Daniel van Slooten says:

(@Arakis) Denis Villeneuve (Sicaria, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) is remaking Dune right now. It’s gonna be a 3-parter and it’s gonna be spectacular.

Jason Wills says:

How can you not cold steel? Just wondering? Not trying to get into a thing about it. I just mean the best lockbacks in the game!!

Jason says:

asheville steel paragon phoenix and warlock.best and favorite edc of mine of all time

Tony Smith says:

I was surprised you showed the Wyvern (thank you, I didn’t even know it existed!) but you missed the Drakon. I need to see the Drakon with bronze scales and the black blade!

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