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Username Post: Appalachian trail brand        (Topic#815770)
smauduit
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02-24-08 06:22.15 - Post#1456821    



I recently bought a "two for" deal at the local Lowes hardware store. In order to use the $10.00 off coupon, I had to buy (at the checkout counter) a set of knives. They were named "Appalachian trail". They are very cheap but who makes them? I could not find any markings.
 
Joe-Bob
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Re: Appalachian trail brand
02-24-08 06:27.53 - Post#1456830    


    In response to smauduit

IIRC - They are cheap Chinese manufacture.


 
smauduit
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Re: Appalachian trail brand
02-24-08 06:51.45 - Post#1456851    


    In response to Joe-Bob

Thanks, whatever happened to "Made in Pakistan"? Is chinese steel better? Another question, I have an older Westmark model 702. The blade has what appears to be a serial number 28665. For the life of me, I cannot sharpen it. I think it would dull diamonds.
 
nate j
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Re: Appalachian trail brand
02-24-08 07:07.30 - Post#1456860    


    In response to smauduit

  • smauduit Said:
Thanks, whatever happened to "Made in Pakistan"? Is chinese steel better?



Both junk, IMO, but the chinese is cheaper, and the political climate there is more stable.
As always, just my $0.02


 
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe
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02-24-08 07:16.04 - Post#1456864    


    In response to nate j

Our local Lowe's has pretty much replaced Case knives with these Appalacian Trails stuff.

I bought a small bone handled lockback out of curiosity, and it's complete junk. Dull as dirt and virtually cannot be sharpened at all.
NRA Limited Edition Benchmade Griptilian in s30v.



 
popedandy
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Re: Appalachian Trail
02-24-08 09:13.44 - Post#1456938    


    In response to Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe

  • Bear_Claw_Chris_Lappe Said:
Our local Lowe's has pretty much replaced Case knives with these Appalacian Trails stuff.

I bought a small bone handled lockback out of curiosity, and it's complete junk. Dull as dirt and virtually cannot be sharpened at all.



Yup. Same here. Bought a small single-blade Appalachian Trail to use as a throw-away knife (one that I wouldn't cry over if it got confiscated at the airport or at work) and "Dull as dirt and virtually cannot be sharpened at all" describes my knife as well. It turned out to be a genuine throw-away knife - one that I threw away before ever putting it in my pocket.
 
Mozzy
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Re: Appalachian Trail
02-25-08 07:04.45 - Post#1457632    


    In response to popedandy

I like my Kobalt (Lowes) knife and multi-tool (appear to be the same as the A.T. stuff, just in chrome not camo). Although I admit I haven't used the knife enough to dull it yet ... I have plenty of knives I like better.
Opinions should be handled like knives ... always sharp and to the point!!!! Don't be dull. My Knives


 
Davester65
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Re: Appalachian trail brand
02-28-08 10:15.13 - Post#1460211    


    In response to smauduit

  • smauduit Said:
I recently bought a "two for" deal at the local Lowes hardware store. In order to use the $10.00 off coupon, I had to buy (at the checkout counter) a set of knives. They were named "Appalachian trail". They are very cheap but who makes them? I could not find any markings.



These stores make a big deal about selling top of the line tools (Makita, etc...), so why can't they sell decent knives as well? You have to wonder if they plan on selling cheap Chinese and Indian dollar store brand tools as well at some point.
 
knifetinkerer
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Re: Appalachian trail brand
05-31-08 17:33.03 - Post#1536286    


    In response to Davester65

Reviving this thread because I just gambled $12 on the sawcut Delrin trapper at Lowes.

It's actually very good. Backsprings are all flush, both opened and closed. Plenty of snap. Blades are as sharp as Case ships theirs these days. No gaps anywhere. Very comparable to a USA-made Schrade Old Timer.

It's better than any slippie I've bought in a tool store in years.

Dunno about the little one-bladed bone-handle slippies or the lockback. And the linerlocks look like the usual silliness. But this trapper is alright. I'm pleasantly surprised.

BTW, we were shopping around for a floor-standing drill press because my wife had to have one. Married right this time. We wound up with a Ridgid 15" model.
 
62thespecialist
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07-29-09 01:16.02 - Post#1899950    


    In response to Davester65

I recently did the same thing , the screws are falling out on mine.I am trying to see if they will fix them,I will let you know if they do.
this was in response to smauduit!!

Edited by 62thespecialist on 07-29-09 01:20.29. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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