Sounds like you have an ax to grind with your obvious bias against the Rocnas.
I did my "homework" when the ROCNA originally came out I bought one. It wasnt about the hype. There was no Manson Spreme to buy. Magically 6 months later the Manson appears. Company making them/ designer were geographically close to ROCNA of new Zealand whwere my anchor was imported from. Looks kind of similar doesnt it, ROCNA came first...hmmmmmmmm. Poor argument on your part. It was a knockoff.
Not sure if it was on this board or another sailing board, but about 2 months ago a poster showed that the Manson design was in fact registered in NZ before the Rocna one, hence it could not have been a knock-off.
Not withstanding the idiot who ran the company into the ground with his boastfull arrogant nature, not withstanding the idiot who cheapened the steel, or who attacked othe anchor companies which have since occured...at the time the ROCNA was the only one and was the premier new design anchor.
No one is saying that the Rocna design
Their steel in the shank is, and even today, with the new owners, they will not build it to original specs.
Manson, BTW, is using 800+ MPA steel, which was also called for with Rocna. One wonders why Peter Smith, who originally claimed that only 800+ MPA steel would do the job, now says, hey, less is OK too?
Do you now see an issue with that?
The original non-Chinese Rocna's are great, and no one has an issue with them. Hopefully yours is one of those.