Just got a chance to work on the "new" Howse blade, had to scrape off a lot of rust and repaint parts of it, it had been on the dealers outside lot for awhile. I'll have to second the poor workmanship comments- just about every weld on it had a 1/2 inch mig wire tail hanging off..just what you need to puncture your hand or something. A few of the welds look really suspect and perhaps weak, with little penetration and the bead piled on top. I'm no pro welder but even I can weld better than the ones on this scraper package.
Ahh yes good ole American craftsmanship I'll see how it holds up under actual use soon.....