Arkansas, USA
It all started in 1994 with an orange cake. Frustrated by her clunky grater, the baker snagged one of her husband’s prized woodworking tools and...presto! Recognized the world over for their original photo-etching technology (read: ultra-sharp graters), Microplane makes all their products in the USA from surgical-grade steel. That means they're built to last, well, for more citrus cakes than you can shake a zester at.