I long for the days of quality, USA made products. Griswold made the finest cast iron in the industry, followed by Wagner, then Lodge. Lodge is the only cast-iron pan maker still in operation here in the USA.
I find it interesting that some of the Asian companies make so many really fine products, Yamaha music, and motorcycles, Fine ceramics and china from China, extaordinary cutlery from Japan, Electronics from Japan and Korea. And yet, many of the products made for the U.S. market, especially the stuff that was once made in the U.S. and is now farmed out to Asian companies, is substandard.
Again I say what I've always said; there are great people, and very bad people in every country, in every culture. There are people who are concerned about morality, and craftsmanship, and there are people who want to cut corners to maximize profits, even if it makes the product unsafe, or unusable.
Did you know that the el-cheapo Ginsu knife was created in the U.S.A., and tagged with the Ginsu name because it sounded Japanese? The Japanese are renowned for making fine cutlery. It's a Samurai tradition.
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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