realized my kershaw blur is a fake

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  1. JeremiahWeaver09

    JeremiahWeaver09

    Nov 13, 2009
    hey guys, i just realized my new kershaw blur is a fake. i bought it of a seller on ebay that had a bunch of them, and because i hadnt seen any fake blurs before i didnt think anything of it. but the action didnt feel right and the fit and finish looked and felt odd, so i googled aliexpress kershaw blur and sure enough they have fakes of the kershaw 1670S30V, and many other kershaws. sadly too at first i thought that maybe kershaw had started cutting corners on the blurs, or maye they just did a poor job on this version, and i wonder how many others have bought fakes and thought the same of the company. the seller i bought from had sold 15 of them and nobody had complained in his feedback profile.
     
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  2. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I'd love to see some photos, if you don't mind sharing them.
     
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  3. JeremiahWeaver09

    JeremiahWeaver09

    Nov 13, 2009
    heres some pictures, i have a real blur glassbreaker version to compare the fake one to.

    looks normal so far
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    if you look at the flag, you can see the it looks faded, and also the real ones i see pictures of online dont have the flag
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    so the one on the top is the fake, look how the words kershaw on the clip look different than the real blur on the bottom, the clips are slightly different shape too
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    then compare the writing on the handle, the real one is whiter
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    look at the fit and finish between the real and the fake on the left, the fake one im not even sure is aluminum, looks like g10 or plastic, feels glossy unlike the aluminum of the real blur
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    last if you look closely at the inserts in the handles, the fake one on the left has some space between the insert and handle while the real one has none at all
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  4. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin

    May 4, 2016
    Looks like they are bootlegging most Kershaw models now. I saw the Link, Clash, Fraxion, Volt 2, Oso Sweet, Pub knife, Zing, Leek, and even the Shuffle 1 & 2... It's kinda sad :confused:
     
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  5. pnsxyr

    pnsxyr Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Thanks for sharing this. I could imagine it is possible that most buyers and even the seller isn't aware these are fakes. I've wished for quite some time that eBay would collaborate with our community to take a bit more action in this area. While it's not something that can ever be completely eliminated, I think they could learn a tremendous amount from findings like these and potentially do more. Again thanks for alerting us to this.
     
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  6. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Frankly, I don't see this as an Ebay issue. To me this is yet another indication of our failed law enforcement. It should be simple enough for police to buy the item online, test it, and then hit the seller with a fine if it turns out to be a fake. Impose a $125 on the first offense, $500 on a repeat offense and call it a misdemeanor on a third and the entire Chinese fake product market will dry up in a week. But, you know, our law enforcement is way too busy handing out traffic infractions to bother to clean this up.

    n2s
     
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  7. JeremiahWeaver09

    JeremiahWeaver09

    Nov 13, 2009
    unfortunately, now that i know what to look for, i am seeing this fake blur on many current listings right now, and when i look at the sold listings theres tons of them that were bought by unsuspecting people
     
  8. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    that sucks
    that reminds me... I have an Onion Kershaw some where around here
     
  9. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jeez, some of those are pretty damn cheap to begin with. How much money does one save by importing a counterfeit Fraxion?
     
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  10. KenHash

    KenHash

    Sep 11, 2014
    I have never purchased any existing in-production knife on ebay. The risk of getting a counterfeit is simply too high with just about every popular brand. I have however purchased quite a few out of production vintage knives from past years when the Chinese counterfeiting was pretty much non existent.
     
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  11. Cowboyfromhell666

    Cowboyfromhell666

    191
    May 13, 2019
    Just be glad it wasn't your crk or rhk!...I would throw up
     
  12. vwb563

    vwb563 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2007
    They have faked the OSO so I guess they’ll fake any of the good selling Kershaws.
     
  13. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    I think you can still report these sellers to eBay.
    Maybe even file a claim with Paypal.
     
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  14. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    Personally, I think stopping speeders, drunk drivers, hit and runs, etc takes priority over fake knives. Those of us with families that we want to keep safe on our public highways would probably agree.
     
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  15. Sigguy

    Sigguy Gold Member Gold Member

    243
    Sep 1, 2006
    Yep. I was sold a fake Benchmade on Ebay. The seller I bought from had a 100% feedback also.

    I went through the process of getting my money back, but it took a lot of persistence. Ebay agreed with me, gave me money back, and I sent the fake back to the seller who then relisted it for a one day auction and sold it again.

    I would have thought Ebay would ban the seller, but they didn't. Apparently if you get caught selling fakes on Ebay they give the seller the money back, and you return the fake to the seller, who sells the fake again.

    Lesson learned. Im done with Ebay.
     
  16. Zulus

    Zulus

    445
    May 29, 2020
    ebay, paypal, amazon and etc etc are mayor part of that !
    sorry
     
  17. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Oof. Sorry you got a fake.

    The only thing I use fleaBay for is books. I like my hardcover books.

    I would advise people to be very careful of fleabay, amazon, or little known knife retailers for knives. If the price is too good to be true, there is a reason for that.

    Hopefully, fleabay or pp comes thru for you.
     
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  18. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Thanks for posting this, Jeremiah @JeremiahWeaver09 - it might help keep people from buying those clones on ebay. It is against their interest to crack down on counterfeits since ebay and paypal are the same company, they have a lot of money to be made from selling them.
    Your comparison pictures are a good reference for people to be able to tell if they are buying a knock-off or the genuine article.

    best

    mqqn
     
  19. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    You should ask the seller for a refund.
    The dealer knows they're selling fakes and will probably issue a refund without even questioning you.

    I almost got fooled on Ebay a few weeks ago with a BM Bugout. The price was $30 less than anywhere else , sure enough they're all over DHgate for $25 -$35.
     
  20. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    duplicate post
     
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