Are Uhlman masks German?

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  1. jjefferies

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    Having my gear checked here in Cincinnati and one of the arnorers opined that the new Uhlman masks are largely Chinese manufacture. That they are shipped to Germany where one riivet is added to qualify as German made. Anyone able to confirm or deny this?
     
  2. InFerrumVeritas

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    That was the case for quite a while. There are some no-name Chinese suppliers that, when people ordered from them, they got Uhlmann/Allstar masks. I know that Allstar made a bit of a stink about moving some production back to Germany, but I don't know how much.

    FWF was started basically using the old Uhlmann/Allstar manufacturing equipment.
     

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