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ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

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Taylor Brands Booth
on: January 22, 2012, 07:18:30 AM
While walking around SHOT I noticed a pungent smell and started to worry that perhaps I'd stepped in something awful somewhere along the line.  As it turns out, it was worse than that- we were standing next to the Taylor Brands booth.   ::)

I looked at Bob and asked if he wanted to get closer and he said that since he had gotten a tetanus shot recently he'd be willing to give it a look.  In hindsight we should have worn gloves and condoms, just in case.  I'd never encountered a Chinese made ST1 in real life, so I was a bit curious to see just how bad it was.



As we got closer we noticed a standard grey Tuff Tool and black one with yellow lettering.  I asked if it was the Australian Army Issue model and the guy just kind of shrugged as if he'd never heard there was such a place as Australia.  I asked to see them, and I pulled out the light tent as the guy pulled them out from under the glass to show us.  As I busied myself snapping photos of the black one, Bob was fiddling with the grey one, and when I heard a snort of derision from him I looked over to see what was wrong- or rather which of the many things wrong with it that was currently catching his attention.

Well, it seems that ol' Bob had given them a little squeeze and almost crushed them- the handles were now bent together!  Now in fairness, they still looked normal enough, but a quick side by side showed there was a distinct difference in the handles now!



Needless to say I took a few more quick shots, we handed the tools back and got the hell out of there before they demanded we pay the $13.95 replacement cost on it!

In case anyone is wondering why I'm always down on Taylor brands, this is exactly the reason- they make monkey poo and try to pass it off as something you would want to own.  So, to Taylor, I extend a hearty middle finger in your general direction.  Eat a smurf you smurfs.

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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 07:44:52 AM
Taylor brand sucks big donkey d***  :D


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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 10:14:27 AM
Anyone else picking up on the subtle signals that Grant maybe doesn't like Taylor tools all that much? ;)
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 10:20:10 AM
Funny you should mention it, I thought I detected a slight undercurrent too


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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 11:56:49 AM
Really?
I didn't notice anything...
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 12:54:13 PM
I think I'm gonna link this thread to their FB account. :D

Whoops!  They don't actually have one!

(Well they have one, but no friends. :()

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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 01:43:33 PM
Taylor Tools. They put the cheap in cheap.
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012, 01:52:52 PM
Well it was better than I expected. I was thinking the photos would be of a big un flushed poo in a toilet bowel. :ahhh.

I see the poo it just has not found its way to the toilet yet  :think: :D.

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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 02:47:00 PM
I think it is sad how they got a hold of Schrade and took a company that put out a decent product at a decent price and destroyed them...
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 02:49:09 PM
Ofcourse they would break if Jsews squeezed them.. its a destruction test.
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #10 on: January 22, 2012, 04:12:24 PM
These tools are bad, bad, baaaad. :P Honestly, like Grant said, I could feel the handles yielding as I gripped them (and not with any superhuman powers either!) The comparison picture above shows it; the stainless handles are bent about a half-inch (12mm) closer together than the black handles, just from me squeezing them. :P Yuck.



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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #11 on: January 22, 2012, 04:28:31 PM
This evasive doublespeak has me confused. :-\

It almost seems like you guys are recommending them.
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Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #12 on: January 22, 2012, 05:00:41 PM
So are the Schrade versions any better?


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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #13 on: January 22, 2012, 05:41:45 PM
That's a pretty damning report!  :rofl:
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 06:48:43 PM
So are the Schrade versions any better?


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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #15 on: January 22, 2012, 06:53:53 PM
Im confused as to how bad that metal must be then?  Is it made from recycled pop cans, or did they just skip the head treat step after then made the parts?
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 07:54:21 PM
So are the Schrade versions any better?


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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #17 on: January 22, 2012, 08:44:56 PM
At least Taylor owns those designs, unlike Sheffield who last year took an existing Chinese design, slapped their name on it and called it an "in-house design".

Edit:  Sorry, make that multiple Chinese designs
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #18 on: January 22, 2012, 09:27:50 PM
Im confused as to how bad that metal must be then?  Is it made from recycled pop cans, or did they just skip the head treat step after then made the parts?


The sheet metal steel in the handles was very soft, with no spring-iness to it at all. Thus, I can only imagine what they made the blades out of. :P
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #19 on: January 22, 2012, 11:37:42 PM
Im confused as to how bad that metal must be then?  Is it made from recycled pop cans, or did they just skip the head treat step after then made the parts?


The sheet metal steel in the handles was very soft, with no spring-iness to it at all. Thus, I can only imagine what they made the blades out of. :P


Ah..gotcha.... so these are more sold as bad movie props, not actual tool usage.  Was there a disclaimer in fine print somewhere about this being for novelty purposes only?
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #20 on: January 22, 2012, 11:38:41 PM
Im confused as to how bad that metal must be then?  Is it made from recycled pop cans, or did they just skip the head treat step after then made the parts?


The sheet metal steel in the handles was very soft, with no spring-iness to it at all. Thus, I can only imagine what they made the blades out of. :P


Ah..gotcha.... so these are more sold as bad movie props, not actual tool usage.  Was there a disclaimer in fine print somewhere about this being for novelty purposes only?

There certainly should have been! :D
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #21 on: January 22, 2012, 11:40:08 PM
I was having trouble uploading photos at whichever airport I was at- I think it was Calgary.... anyways the most damning photo of all didn't get uploaded.



I suppose what I hate the most about this dog sh*t company is that they wave the flag around in all their advertising because they are an "American Brand" when in fact they are the cheapest of the cheap made as far away from the US as one can get and still be on the planet.  As far as I am concerned, this constitutes false advertising as it tricks people into thinking they are US made tools.

Getting beyond the bullsh*t advertising, most cheap Asian knockoffs I have seen or used are much more functional than this piece of crap.  If there was at least some semblance of functionality to them I could give them some credit, but as you can see, they have none.

We here at Multitool.org pride ourselves on finding the good, the bad and the ugly on every tool out there.  This is why it pains me to say that the new Schrade has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #22 on: January 23, 2012, 12:11:46 AM
They have been known to bend the tips of their knife blades and whatever long tools to fit it in there...if I recall a photo that was once posted on here. I do not recall who it was that posted it.

THAT photo was pretty damning.

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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #23 on: January 23, 2012, 12:28:24 AM
Funny you should mention it, I thought I detected a slight undercurrent too
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Reply #24 on: January 23, 2012, 12:41:18 AM
Pretty sad when a tool is so bad that you wouldn't give it to anyone for free


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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #25 on: January 23, 2012, 01:05:24 AM
It is pretty sad that I bought one just to see how sad it was. I wasn't disappointed.
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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #26 on: January 23, 2012, 01:34:58 AM
Pics or It didn't happen :P


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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #27 on: January 23, 2012, 01:43:20 AM
See, I think the reason they issue them to the members of the RAN is in case they ever lose an anchor. This way they can tie all their "tough" tools together for a backup.

I imagine they are also good for line sinkers when deep sea fishing.

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Re: Taylor Brands Booth
Reply #28 on: January 23, 2012, 02:11:20 AM
Wow, that is really pathetic. My boss carries a made in the US Tough Tool, and he loves it. It certainly lives up to its name during all the use it sees both at the store and elsewhere. He's a volunteer fireman and the tool goes with him on calls. Good to know he's not carrying one of these new POS ones.
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