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Show your USA made lights

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Willy, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    From the Surefire Site
    Built in USA but not entirely made in USA .

    "Our best-in-class flashlights, hands-free lights, and WeaponLights are also designed, machined, tested, and assembled in the U.S., but if even one component of our products is entirely or substantially made abroad, we cannot legally mark it as "Made in the U.S.A." In today's competitive global economy, and given our mission of ensuring our best-in-class illumination products continue to stay that way, it's not possible to source every component from within the U.S. We do import a few components - most notably, the finest light emitting diodes (LEDs) from top-notch manufacturers outside the country - to incorporate into our products. All of that said, we do rely on as many American-made parts and components as possible, and the assembly of these components is done under our watchful eye in the U.S. to ensure optimal quality. SureFire is an American company that employs hundreds of hardworking Americans and proudly serves those who venture into harm's way. We intend to keep it that way. All SureFire illumination products are designed, perfected, and manufactured in the USA with the finest materials and components sourced worldwide."
     
  2. Moshe ben David

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    Trinkets?

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  3. EZDog

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    They sort of look like jewelry for the keychain.
     
  4. Moshe ben David

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    Nitecore and rovyon look like jewelry huh?

    If we went through all the pics of keychains posted here, I'm willing to lay down a bet that if 'jewelry' is the issue, most of the keychains with various lanyards, specialty fobs (the ones that are decorative but without a function...) would more often be classed as having 'jewelry' than any with small keychain size lights...

    And if we're really talking about lights that look like jewelry, those that are disc shaped like the old-school 'Photon' brand as well as they myriad of lights shaped like dogs, cats, ice cream cones, ad nauseam, fall into that category. Nitecore and rovyon? Really? Beats me.

    But yeah, it's subjective. Just beats me is all....

    Unless of course the major criteria is place of manufacture? Hmmm...

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  5. EZDog

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    Well all you have to do is Google them and see for yourself.

    Here is a Nitecore,see a Trinket!

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    Hmmm...?
     
  7. Moshe ben David

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    I see two knives and a light; and a key not on the ring. No trinkets nor 'jewelry'.

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  8. EZDog

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    Well then I guess you don't need them?
    I never really understand Jewelry anyway?
     
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  9. Moshe ben David

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    Jewekry? If you've got a message for me in this just spit it out...

    Moshe ben David
     
  10. EZDog

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    You caught me Moshe,I cant proof my werk!:confused:

    And really?
     
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  11. Moshe ben David

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    OK. Understood... I'm all thumbs on too many occasions myself...

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  12. keycutter

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    I’m sorry if my Surefire doesn’t belong in this thread I should have read more thoroughly before claiming USA made.


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  13. EZDog

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    That was hardly my point in listing that info nor was it my intention to imply anything about your post at all.

    I am as surprised as you might be by the way Surefire seems to thread the needle of being American Made with that statement.

    It is a shame really,it never occured to me that this would be true.
     
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    I appreciate your clarification. I agree it’s quite interesting how they have “threaded the needle” as you said. I must say after reading there statements I would imagine that is how many flashlight components are. Another thing about my particular surefire is that it was purchased from oveready who had it bored out in the USA to accept 18650’s. Just another random aspect to is most likely long journey of manufacturing.


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    Just the way life is in virtually every manufacturing supply chain in every product segment! I'd like to think that true artisanal shops such as some of the custom knife makers would not have to deal with such issues, but I know far too much about supply chains to assume NO imported components for any products.

    For anyone interested, in my consulting days in Asia, our firm had a sub group that specialized in how to deal with tariffs, country of origin issues, etc. For example, a client who made clothing e.g., men's shirts, needed help to avoid tariffs and take advantage of special deals if products were made in the Caribbean. The group showed them how they could have collars fabricated in one Asian country; sleeves in another; pockets in another; and torsos in another. They could bring all these 'subassemblies into say Haiti for final assembly and then legitimately sew in a label that said 'Made in Haiti'.

    That's not the most extreme. There were many cases in which the mere act of adding buttons and sewing in the label legally constituted final assembly and allowed for labelling product as made in (name a country!).

    Lovely ain't it?

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  16. EZDog

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    Just a few Malkoff

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    Love my Okluma DC1
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    Well, that works! Why didn't I think to link my stuff together?
     
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