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Chinese Made Cross Vs Usa/irish Made Cross Pens


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#41 Matlock

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 17:18

I know this is an old thread but my views may be of interest. I bought a Century BP (Irish) in 1981, after a week the clip end came loose and eventually fell off. I contacted Cross in the UK and the cap was replaced and I still use that pen today. Not bad after 37 years. This proves that, sometimes quality control can fall short wherever a pen is made. I have never had any issues with any other Cross pens that I own and I find that Chinese quality control is just as good as US or Irish QC. I think we would all like to see manufacture moved back to our own country, whatever the product, but it is the way of the world that production is moved to the cheapest source. Even Leica cameras (and I have several) are made in Portugal now and only assembled in Germany. I would think it is highly unlikely that Cross will return production to the USA, but you never know.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 18:59

Cross has Sailor making a FP under the Cross name.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 19:11

Cross has Sailor making a FP under the Cross name.

 

Sailor only make the nibs.


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