The shorty's I took off have no branded markings so may be Chinese. They have model numbers that match Pazzo. No matter what, they are damn fine parts in every respect. I just found I wanted more leverage in traffic or they'd be keepers. In fact, they are keepers as I may mount them in a box in my pub, they look so good. China is offering some really good stuff but need to commit to local dealers, inventory, support and manufacture. This 21 day shipping lag is ridiculous and I am quite willing to pay a premium for local availability and returns. Let's face it, most of the 'branded' stuff is the same, just packaged locally. Sad.