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    The bottom line is, Buy From A Reputable Dealer so you won't get bamboozled. You will get what you pay for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKratchmer View Post
    And how many counterfeiters that you know of are concerned with breaking a little law somewhere? Theoretically the law prevents stamping... ontologically, there is a sucker born every minute, and two to swindle him.

    Err...That's kind of what I was implying. He is saying that these razors are legally stamped "Solingen" because of a "loophole". I'm saying, no, there is no loophole, they are not legally stamped Solingen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    Err...That's kind of what I was implying. He is saying that these razors are legally stamped "Solingen" because of a "loophole". I'm saying, no, there is no loophole, they are not legally stamped Solingen.
    Ahhh, gotcha. I guess I didn't read carefully enough... I react a little strongly to this because I have read a few threads where people talked as though the law guaranteed the mark... and was somehow also of universal jurisdiction. I see what you're saying now, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    The real Dovos on that site are over USD 100.

    There's a Fromm, a 150 (looks like a Giessen Forsthof) and a few cheaper ones from Pakistan as the description next to them will tell ya.
    Those are definately Giessen & Forsthof boxes.

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    Word went round in the 70s that in Japan they built an industrial town they called Solingen to be able to mark things "Made in Solingen".
    Last edited by Kees; 03-10-2010 at 04:16 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    Word went round in the 70s that in Japan they built an industrial town the called Solingen to be able to mark things "Made in Solingen".


    That's hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    There is no loophole. What you read is probably someone saying "I think there is a loophole" and you forgot the posts afterward saying "There is no loophole".

    As the law quoted in JimmyHAD's link says, "Made in Solingen" MUST mean manufactured, not just assembled. If a razor is made in Pakistan and "assembled" in Soligen, any Solingen stamp is going to be breaking the law.

    Thanks for clarifying.

    I would only buy from a reputable dealer anyway. These days I just don't trust any price that is "too good to be true" when found on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    Word went round in the 70s that in Japan they built an industrial town they called Solingen to be able to mark things "Made in Solingen".
    It wouldn't surprise me...Japan seems obsessed with Solingen steel....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me...Japan seems obsessed with Solingen steel....

    Maybe that's why there is a town called Sheffield in China

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