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Old 01-10-2010, 03:47 PM
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Hey, anybody know anything about the redhead bowie knife bass pro sells for $30, i think redhead is the BPS house brand, i assume they are imported, but if quality is decent,may look at them for my scouts, troop is having bake sale to buy camp knives, want all to be same. KABAR has scout price if buying bulk $49, think we should just stick with that ?
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For Scouts, we only had the Swiss knife for personal use.....perfect for youngsters.....the SM had a hatchet and a saw.
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also, does the redhead have a full tang ?
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Just to wrap this up, i talked to a guy in the camping dept at BPS today, he informed me that all the redhead, and winchester brand knives are manufactured by the same overseas company that makes BUCK knives now. As for my scout troop, theyare going to wait until they can come up with the few xtra bucks to get the KABAR, they will have a quality, USA made knife they can depend on,
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Just to wrap this up, i talked to a guy in the camping dept at BPS today, he informed me that all the redhead, and winchester brand knives are manufactured by the same overseas company that makes BUCK knives now. As for my scout troop, theyare going to wait until they can come up with the few xtra bucks to get the KABAR, they will have a quality, USA made knife they can depend on,
Not all KABARS ars made in the USA, some are made overseas so be sure to look for Made in the USA on any knife you decide on. Buck knives are the same way, it's usually the higher price range knives that are made here.
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I wouldn't put too much trust into what "the guy in the camping dept" has to say. As was already pointed out, not all KaBar are made in the USA and MANY of the Buck knives are made in the USA.

As for your scouts, I would suggest picking up Mora knives for them. They are great knives that should handle any task a scout could ask of it. I would agree though that the Swiss Army knife should be what every scout carries. Something like the fieldmaster, or the climber.
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Thanks for the advice, will look for that.
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MORA knives are imported, trying to steer clear of that.
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Then an american knife that will last these boys a lifetime, I would suggest a Buck 112 Ranger! Can be had for around $30 a piece, high quality, and an all around great knife.
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The Ka-bar knives that are made overseas have very strict quality control and those knife makers are perhaps more well versed than Ka-Bar's USA division.

That information comes straight from Ka-Bar's USA senior quality control engineer.
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