I was in need of a 1/2" round nose scraper, and ran across an 8 piece set of tools at a local Harbor Freight store. I went there purely out of desperation after finding the only other tools available locally were carbon steel / alloy AND vastly overpriced for their quality.
This set does not appear in the HF catalog, and appears to be the same set sold by The Woodworkers Choice as Item 3494. The handles are well contoured, and dyed a dark rosewood color. (Presumably to emulate a Crown or Sorby handle.) They blades are marked HSS and are, of course, made in China. The blades are securely mounted, and there is a tight fitting, thick brass ring around the shank/handle junction. The 8 individual tools are sold in a lined, finger jointed wooden box. The set includes 3 gouges, 1 round scraper, 2 skews, 1 flat parting tool and 1 half-diamond parting tool. The business end of the tools were well shaped and smoothly ground.
I took these things home, expecting the worst, but after using them for a few hours, found that they held their edge well, the handles were comfortable, and they were sufficiently well ground that they required no sharpening before use. Out of the box, I could shave a nice ribbon of green cherry from a mounted blank.
Whether they are truly HSS remains to be seen, but they are considerably higher quality than the Buck Brothers tools I picked up on closeout at the BORG for $10.
I can find no mention of a brand name, or another source for these tools. Only a similarity to the aforementioned TWC tools.
The box is labeled: HSS Chisel Set Wood Turning 8PC High-Grade Quality Professional Quality Lathe Chisels
SKU P35444 Wood Turning Set-HSS 8PC Made in China UPC 7 92363 35444 8
The set sold for $39.95. A winner in my book - and I'm a skeptic!