Name brands, this is in reference to something I posted before. I caught alot of flak in a recent post about buck knivies. Yes! That was my opinion about the brand, but it got me thinking. What is in a name. In the old days a family name meant something. These days it is all about money. Use to be, if you were old fashion it was a complement. Today it is an insult almost. With that said, here are some brands (most gun companies making knives) oddly enough that sold their name. Winchester rifle - sold there brand name to a new knife maker. Winchester knives are not made by the rifle maker. I use to like there knife, but honest their cheaply made. Smith & Wesson - another gun maker sold their name to a new knife maker, and it has nothing to do with the gun maker. Schrade knives (now taylor brand) - who made some really great knives closed their doors in 2003. Their now taylor brand and are propably the better of the three. So what is in a name, do you know of any brands that are not what they seem. A rose by any other word would smell as sweet - william shakespere.