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Dude - don't you know that the ancient Romans died drinking wine from cups made in China?
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Damn it Smacky, STOP LICKING YOUR ANCHOR, you are gonna turn ROMAN! and DIE!!!!!! aggghhhhh those crafty Chinese....... how do ya drink off of it at anchor, do ya have a spare drinking anchor?
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Wait - so cups made from Chinese anchors brought down the Roman empire?

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Chinese make nice Roman candles!
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Wait - so cups made from Chinese anchors brought down the Roman empire?

No it was Victoria;s Secret!
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I can tell you this -- The Chinese used to make a knockoff of the Springfield M1A (among others) that was notorious for blowing up. The metalurgy was no good, the manufacturing tolerences were horrible, the assembly was shoddy and they were too light to make a good anchor. They were so bad, Custom gun shops could not make them right and many refused to work on them for fear of liablity. Otherwise they were great rifles.

A Chinese made anchor might be serviceable but who knows with the crummy metalurgy exported from China in the past not to mention all the good political reasons to choose another brand.
actually now the norinco 1911's and m14 are sought after. while the bolt sucks, the receiver on the m14 is great.
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I can't find a copy of the report now, but a few years ago there was an incident in Vancouver Harbour involving a freighter's anchor that shattered on contact with the bottom. Analysis showed the Chinese manufacturers weren't annealling their products. This might have been the issue with the counterfeit Crosby shackles from about the same time. They had the tensile strength of wet cardboard.

Pity that an area of the world that invented so many metallurgical techniques over the millenia seems to have forgotten how to use fire properly.
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Rocna's still charging a Premium price for their anchors, no?

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I don't recall the prior prices but there was a price drop when West Marine began to carry the anchors. The price drop was one of the factors in getting me over the hump in deciding to buy one. Being carried by West Marine eliminating the intial hassel of having them shipped from Canada was another.

Their website does talk about about them being manufactured in China so I can't say that they were keeping a secret. If I would have looked I would have found it out.

Rocna]Rocna Anchors - Home of the Rocna anchor - New generation boat anchors Anchors - Construction

Still no word from Craig Smith though.

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