Sharpener arrived really quickly and was well packed. I bought this sharpener believing it would be a better quality item, having a brand name on it, than other identical unbranded ones which sell at a much lesser price. I was disappointed to find the brand name (Itaglia) was just a stuck on piece of paper and that it had already fallen off. There is no mention of any other connection to Itaglia and the unit was made in China.
The machine does sharpen well, is easy to use and runs quietly, having said that I can't help thinking I might well have bought the same if not similar for under half the total price.