Glad to hear you like the Viper , I am definitely going to have to try that Odino as I do think it is a knife that I will like .
After I got the Fallkniven PXL I was so impressed with it that I didn't feel like buying another one for a while . Am getting over that now and have a viper on order a GEC Viper though in Snakewood due in January .
I am very glad to hear your opinion on the Vipers as there is a video on You Tube which is a little less than complimentary about the quality . Mind you there is a video on You Tube that is complaining about near everything if you look hard enough !!
I hope you have a great Christmas my friend and as soon as I find a few pounds I will let you know how I get on with that Odino .
I checked my Bucks Kees. They were all sharp enough to shave hair and slice paper. Some were Chinese made but the majority were US made. All were good solid knives with good snap. There were no stickers for US market. The boxes were all marked as US or Chinese made. I am wondering if your 547 was an anomaly. I wouldn't think they would make one grade of quality for the US market and a much lower grade for the rest of the world. It certainly wouldn't be very good for business. The rest of the world must be a larger market than just the US.
Kees, sorry about your bad luck with the 547. I hope Buck gets their quality back up. You have got me to thinking that I will get my Bucks out that just went into my collection and see if they are sharp.
Yes that Ten is a nice looking knife Kees , still like the Odino though . I see what you mean about the thick blade but I guess I just like Scandinavian designed knives . The first time I saw a Finnish Puukot I thought it was the best looking knife I had ever seen . The Odino shares little with a Puukot but these Nordic types sure do know how to design a knife , The Birk has rarely been out of my pocket since I got it and you are right about the thumb studs they are much better .