Re: Best deal to buy a KM?
KM does not make glass. There are a handful of glass companies in Egypt who manufacture glass. KM gets their glass through one of them. KMs specialty are the stems. Almost everything else is outsourced. They do sometimes request to have their name printed on the glass but that does not mean that it is made by them.
The way it works in Egypt is that every company specializes in one component. There are factories which make the stem, some which make the glass, some which make the bowls, hoses, grommets and so on.
Odds are that most Egyptian glass found on the market KM stamped or not come from the same factory since there are literally a handful (maybe 2 major ones).