I ordered a skiving knife from “Galactic Tool Supply” on Etsy. It seemed like a good deal and the store has good ratings. When I stuck it in my cart it gave a couple of weeks for delivery “from Georgia.”
After purchase I got a shipping notification with tracking from China Post. I inquired with the shop and they’re in Georgia the country and they “sometimes ship overflow items from China.” (I have my doubts as to the veracity of that.) Then it got lost in customs and they had to re-ship another one which appears to be cleared thru customs and headed this way from Chicago.
So … caveat emptor. If “country of origin” matters to you, ask your seller where the item will ship from. I probably wouldn’t have bought if I knew it was going to come from China.