it is made in Germany and it is an 18" Ride. bought it, because it sounded GREAT, both as a ride and crash. strange cymbal. I knew the same thing...only entry level cymbals are made by paiste in Germany. but, it seems we are both wrong.
Tama Superstar Fusion Set
Remo EmperorX/Hazy 250
Pro-Mark 747B, Pro-Mark Jason Bonham Signature
Paiste 2002 and Zildjian A Custom
Tama Iron Cobra Rolling Glide Double Pedal.