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Spyderco Fakes & Knock Offs Info

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by RevDevil, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    This thread just saved me from buying a fake. I bid on a Yojimbo 2 that looked good. The auction had very good pictures and the knife looked good except for one thing. There was a period between Golden and Colorado instead of a comma. I would never have looked for that unless I saw it mentioned here. All the more expensive Spydercos have the comma. Thanks.
     
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  2. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Nice catch!
     
  3. TheFear

    TheFear

    6
    Aug 13, 2018
    anyone have some good pics of the Sage 5? I recently bought on Amazon...don't really have a specific reason to suspect that its fake other than reading posts not to trust Amazon. Is there a reference library of some popular Spyderco's to compare against? Every thing i find is just related to the PM2 ugh
     
  4. NG VI

    NG VI

    829
    Feb 10, 2013
    With Spyderco's minimum advertised pricing policy you might as well get it from a dedicated knife store unless there's a specific deal or reason to use Amazon.
     
  5. tueller

    tueller Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 16, 2012
    Was there ever Enduras w/out jimping? I was at a gun show and there was some Enduras for sale on display (low end military surplus / junk table). There were no prices and no boxes. Woman said they were 90 each. They felt stiff, no liners and no jimping behind the spyderwhole. I was suspicious enough to not consider buying one but not confident enough that they were fakes to call her out. In hind sight, I wish I pushed it further.
     
  6. cabfrank

    cabfrank

    327
    Jun 21, 2010
    Maybe she didn't know. Probably she did.
     
  7. Jason_W

    Jason_W Gold Member Gold Member

    134
    Aug 15, 2018
    BOLO Fake Bento Box M390, shown with a real DLT M390.

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  8. sgt1372

    sgt1372

    164
    Oct 16, 2018
    I just ran across this same situation on a Yojimbo that I actually "won" on eBay but it was the seller himself who warned me that it might be a fake. Hard to believe but true.

    The seller was notified by someone that the knife might be a fake and he added a notice of that to his auction the day b4 it closed. After I won, he sent me a msg asking if I had seen the addendum, which I did not, and said he'd be willing to cancel the sale if I thought it was a fake too. So, I did a little research and discovered 3 things that identified it as a fake: 1) the period after Golden and the compressed spacing of the lettering on the blade, 2) an increased gap between the line of the blade when closed w/the angle of the scale and 3) a larger gap between the top of the clip and the adjoining torx screw head.

    The seller agreed w/my assessment, canceled the auction and refunded the $ paid. An extraordinary event on eBay for sure!
     
  9. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj

    Oct 30, 2010
    Just for clarification, which is the fake? Maroon, or Blue?
     
  10. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    829
    Oct 13, 2016
    Blue
     
  11. dkolds

    dkolds

    41
    Jul 27, 2013
    Is anyone making fake diamond stones for the sharp maker? Am I safe ordering sharpening stones from Amazon?
     
  12. cabfrank

    cabfrank

    327
    Jun 21, 2010
    Do you mean like cubic zirconia? ;)
     
  13. dkolds

    dkolds

    41
    Jul 27, 2013
    The may use diamonds but maybe the size isnt correct to fit in the hole (I have heard of that happening) or the Diamonds weren't impregnated properly and come off, I don't know. I just worry about the stuff that Amazon sells through it's thousands of vendors. if I get a gift card from Amazon for Christmas should I buy stones from them?
     
  14. 500Nitro

    500Nitro Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    27
    Jun 10, 2018
    That's a pretty damn good fake.

    Any chance you can take a photo of the thumb cuts on the back of the blades, side by side.

    A few people have commented that the Chinese fakes don't get this right and so easy to tell a fake but those look pretty close to each other.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018 at 1:16 PM
  15. Ballenxj

    Ballenxj

    Oct 30, 2010
    Holy crap! It's very hard to see why the Blue is the fake. I wonder how many people just don't buy Spyderco anymore due to the Chinese fakes getting them so close that they don't feel it's worth taking a chance anymore? :confused:
    I know I will be forever skeptical now.
     
  16. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    Buy from an authorized dealer and you will have piece of mind. But most people who buy on Amazon and eBay have no idea of the fakes spread through them. So the fakes that they allow are causing real problems to customers. It's too bad these sites are changing for the worse.
     
  17. 500Nitro

    500Nitro Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    27
    Jun 10, 2018
    The Chinese have always been good at making things "look good". The Bling so to speak.
    Its the reliability etc that they don't get right

    I wouldn't trust the steel in the fakes, it's either not what it's supposed to be, not what it says it is and
    god knows what the heat treatment is like.

    As poster above me says, buy from authorised dealer and not Amazon.

    Luckily I like older Spydies, serrated and FRN of which their are less fakes and I buy second hand
    as I'm a user not a collector.
     
  18. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    I dont think there are fakes of the diamond rods. But if you want piece of mind, make sure you buy from an authorized dealer. I noticed alot of fakes on Amazon and eBay will claim to be authorized or say it's the OEM but those are lies. Always check via spyderco.

    But I haven't heard of fake diamond stones for the sharp maker. Not to say there isn't any, but I haven't heard of them yet.
     
  19. dkolds

    dkolds

    41
    Jul 27, 2013
    Thanks. It's just that I gave out a Christmas list including spyderco stones and people usually just go straight to Amazon to buy stuff.
     

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