Today was a first for me: I visited a knife and gun show with my father. One item that he brought along with him was a specialty knife that was part of a collection of a deceased relative. He wanted to have it appraised. Well, there was one major drawback: although it is supposedly an artistically rendered item, it was made in China. The appraiser stated that no one nowadays wants anything made in China. I found this very interesting. I have been trying to purchase items made in the U.S.A. as much as possible (these are still hard to find), and I am not surprised that the general public has gone sour on items made in China. Maybe we will see a comeback of items being produced here in the U.S.A. However, it will not happen overnight.