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by racuda00
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Hand etching on Delica 4 zdp-189?
Replies: 3
Views: 3420

Re: Hand etching on Delica 4 zdp-189?

I believe it is an anti-counterfeiting measure. Since it is hand done it would be impossible to reproduce. After all a knockoff could easily use the same font as the older models.
by racuda00
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SEKI-CITY JAPAN looks hand etched
Replies: 27
Views: 1081

Re: SEKI-CITY JAPAN looks hand etched

After thinking about it some more, I believe that it is an ANTI-counterfeiting measure. It looks like the engraving was done by a human, freehand at a larger size, then reduced to the size on the blade. It would be impossible to duplicate because the final size is so small any kind of copying would ...
by racuda00
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Hand etching on Delica 4 zdp-189?
Replies: 3
Views: 3420

Re: Hand etching on Delica 4 zdp-189?

The Police I received today has the same Seki_City lettering as your ZDP. If you take a closeup picture it is even more obvious. The "I" in SEKI is leaning and the "Y" in CITY is smaller than the other letters. Up close "SEKI CITY" look like it was engraved free-hand. The straight lines look good an...
by racuda00
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SEKI-CITY JAPAN looks hand etched
Replies: 27
Views: 1081

SEKI-CITY JAPAN looks hand etched

My Dragonfly has a standard type face for Seki-City, but the Police that I got today looks weird and hand done. It's definitely not a legitimate font. It came in a perfect box with correct foam and in a bubble wrap sleeve. Fit and finish are impeccable. It is super sharp and had protective film atta...
by racuda00
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Post up your Rit dye projects..
Replies: 166
Views: 19490

Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Here's my orange Dragonfly.The florescent orange was peeking out of my pocket like a shining beacon so I did a Dark Brown, Cherry Red fade. The photo looks like three distinct sections but it is a smooth transition in real life. https://i.imgur.com/uBtJY2U.jpg This is totally awesome. I’m looking a...
by racuda00
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Post up your Rit dye projects..
Replies: 166
Views: 19490

Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

Here's my orange Dragonfly.The florescent orange was peeking out of my pocket like a shining beacon so I did a Dark Brown, Cherry Red fade. The photo looks like three distinct sections but it is a smooth transition in real life.

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