Complaint Review: Scott - Ooltewah Tennessee
Scott Products shown show a US City & State as manufactured origin Ooltewah Tennessee
I've ordered several knives from the "Frost Family", brands of knives, anywhere from cutlerycorner.net, to nationwide distributors and small businesses. I knew full well that the Frost brand was mostly made in China. I didn't and do not have a problem with that. China has actually shown over the years that quality knifes can be and are produced there. I am old enough to remember back in the day when you stopped at a gas station and saw a pocket knife for $2.99 setting on the counter, upon first glance you are intrigued then you pick it up and inspect it further and see the numerous flaws, poorly made, low grade steel and a tang stamp that said one word, "Pakistan".
I am in no way slurring anyone of Pakistani ancestory in the past or currently living now. I am talking about the quality of knives that have came from Pakistan the country. Those "$3.00", knives at the gas station lasted about as long as it took to spend the $3.00. In other words not long. It is my "opinion", that Pakistan as a country lacks the modern factories, skilled laborers and materials it takes to make a quality knife. That is okay as not everyone can afford a name brand and/or expensive knife. I however demand more quality of a knife but I am also aware of the phrase "you get what you pay for". The Frost Family brand in question is "Valley Forge".
I've seen it on the television program hosted by www.cutlerycorner.net & in magazine distributors and it shows a tang stamp of "Valley Forge/Newark, NJ". I have not heard from the t.v. or in the magazine that the brand Valley Forge was made in Pakistan, NOT Newark, NJ. The knife I purchased was made of Damascus steel and white smooth bone, with file work on the top of the tang. The handle when looking at the knife from the knife point you can see filler in the middle of said handle scales as if it was ground out for a rounded tang or a "through-tang", style knife. It was clearly packed full of filler that was very unevenly dried. Then on the spine of said knife in the file work, it looked as if in one area of filing, the handle area was actually cut into 2 pieces. Yet again, more filler and uneven. I took said knife and grabbed the blade end & the handle end and the knife actually could visually be seen to flex at the spot where it looked as if the blade had been cut in to two pieces. Judging by the amount of flex and actual movement I'd say the "knife", was indeed 2 pieces.
Now, as I said, I demand more from a knife regardless of price. I have or currently own knives made by Randall, Busse, Benchmade, Hen & Rooster, Kissing Crane, Case, Tops, Kershaw, Ka-Bar, Cold Steel, ZT, Schrade/Uncle Henry, Schrade/Walden, Marble, Buck Camillus, CRKT, ESEE, Bulldog Brand (Pre-Frost ownership), Puma and finally Frost and Frost owned brands. The Valley Forge was the first one of the Frost Family I saw from Pakistan and most definitely the worst quality made knife to date from them. I have not asked for a refund, I do not want a refund. I didn't expect $500 quality from a $35.00 knife from Frost. However, I did expect a fixed blade knife to be in 1 piece. Not 2! I'd advise anyone to stay away from "Valley Forge Cutlery", as they were no where near close to being made in New Jersey. Far, very far from it. Lastly, I'd add that this will be my last purchase from Frost.
His great patriotism he fains and the "Red, White & Blue", themed knives he makes are far from how he conducts his business. He claims to be American as Tennessee, but the reality is he's as American as a Wall Street tycoon in New York whose only concern is the "bottom dollar".
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