I have sone old CFO's that have been going strong for 25 years or so
and a little while back I picked up one that they had made in southeast asia. It was terrible / grinding after two outings. I sent it back and read that they had a lot of problems with them . I dont know this to be the case but I suspect the next generation CFO's were made by Abel to restore the fine reputation of the CFO series. I bought a new one two years ago and it is wonderful. Again , the suspicion is mine and only a suspicion. I may be totally off but I am not wrong about the problematic CFO's made in SE Asia.