I love Spyderco knives. I have several in my edc rotation, my truck box, my shop, etc. and I constantly watch for new models to come out. Sal and Eric are awesome and I can't say enough about the company and the products. BUT, for some reason, I just can't get my head around the models made in Taiwan. Maybe it's the price. It's hard for me to pay mid tech prices for some of the models made in Taiwan. And I know that the quality is there from the models made in Taiwan or Sal wouldn't put them on the market. Here's a good example. The Spyderco Smock. I LOVE the design. Might be in my top 5 Spydies of all time. But for $150 bucks or so, I can't justify buying one made in Taiwan when I can get a PM2 or Manix for less, with the same steel, or better, made right here in the U.S.A. and for less money. Maybe it's my Patriotism, but I own a couple Seki models. I'd love to hear from others and see if I'm the only one who has a weird aversion to the Taiwanese made Spydies.