Darex, the makers of Work Sharp and Drill Doctor is proud to be an American company! This tool was built by hard working Americans at our family owned business in Ashland Oregon. For more than 40 years, Darex has been building premium sharpening tools right here in the USA. We employ over 100 people and have sold more than 5 million sharpeners. While economic changes have forced us to buy some components off shore, we remain committed to designing, assembling and quality checking every tool at our Ashland Oregon factory and providing the best customer service possible. We know you need your tools to work as hard as you do. That's why we designed them to stand up to the rigors of daily use. Tools are an investment and we make our tools to ensure you get the most from your hard earned investment. You can buy cheaper, but you cannot buy better. Now get sharp and get back outdoors!