I have this knife only mine was made in 1980. Since 2004, Schrade has made their knives in China. Before that they were all american made and hand crafted. My knife has black around the handle, where as this one has red. My knife is very sturdy, and even in 1980 it cost $24. I have used it for cleaning fish, batoning wood, making a spoon, and lots of cutting. It holds an edge well and comes with a nice honing stone. The leather sheath is very well made. My father gave me this knife and if the newer ones are anything like the one I have, this could wind up to be in your family for many years.