I carry an old unknown Chinese/Taiwanese 8" 4-in-hand rasp and file in my tool bag. I never thought much about it until now that it's lost its bite. I ordered what I thought would be a spiffy replacement. A genuine 10" Nicholson product.
Here's the image from the order page.
Here's what came in the mail. A made in Colombia unfinished, poorly made waste of manufacturing. The file patterns didn't make it to the ends or sides, the stock was poorly shaped and pure disappointment. My old one is next to it for comparison. I realized when taking the photos that the old one was actually hand stitched.
To the vendor's credit they refunded my purchase. I had asked them to just ship me another one after getting an eyeball on it, but they said they couldn't because the product was drop shipped from their supplier. I think I'll try to find another Chinese made rasp, the European ones are to spendy for what I need.