https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQhwIwxvEW0&t=265This was clearly made using the same pattern as Coghlan, but using low-grade cheesium.
oh my, yes. I wish there were an easy way to determine the grades of these things, as some on this pattern are clearly worse than others. I get them in my bulk lots. A lot. And sell them very cheaply as quick as possible.
I've never seen a great one, but their quality is definitely all over the place. My Coghlan one put up with a lot. Despite being the second-worst knife I have ever owned, it is my only shelf queen.(Image removed from quote.)The worst I've personally owned is Campy, the Coghlan's Camping Tool. It did much, much, much worse than Coghlan.
A lot of Frost Cutlery's options. I've owned 5-6 over the years (mostly during my teenage years) that I actually used, and had lock failures within weeks. Of course, now, I avoid them like the plague (aside from a particular relative who keeps giving me them).
Would you believe I bought about 3 grand of Frost's things that resemble knives 10 years ago to sell at flea markets and I still have about a third of them. I carried some variants without any problems. They felt sturdy and had a good snap and click when opening and or locking. Some were surprisingly good such as a 3 blade stockman with Uncle Lucky shield that's still in my trad rotation. Then there were others where the locks wouldn't engage or the handles broke and they just felt poor quality. I've thrown away dozens of them.The absolute worst knives I've ever encountered, however, were the Chinese SAK alikes in all stainless (no scales) that were so dull you'd think they had gone through a blunting process during manufacturing, and they fell apart immediately if you tried to use them. About as bad as the one in the video, but you don't even get a toothpick. I don't have any around to take any pictures of them.