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by Freman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?
Replies: 14
Views: 9104

Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

As said, Polynesians would think as highly of them as they did of steel tools and weapons when they were first exposed to them. They would certainly be amazed. Any other culture familiar with metal working would be impressed with the technology, but they wouldn't be likely to make a new cult over th...
by Freman
Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Possible SS Native Fake
Replies: 2
Views: 2195

Spyderco Native II in VG-10.

I don't think anyone is making fakes of them. I could be wrong though.
by Freman
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Fake sharpmaker
Replies: 10
Views: 6871

Yes, I got my Sharpmaker for only twice that, and that's fair enough.
by Freman
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: All this talk of hawkbills........
Replies: 69
Views: 8814

Don't forget about the Byrd Hawkbill.
by Freman
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Fake sharpmaker
Replies: 10
Views: 6871

It was seeing one of these advertised that convinced me to go and buy a genuine Sharpmaker.

Very good for kitchen knives.
by Freman
Thu May 22, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Endura and Delica Emerson from China
Replies: 13
Views: 6055

*shakes my head*

FRN is now replicable, which means that they have enough money for dies.
by Freman
Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Is this a fake delica 4?
Replies: 7
Views: 8126

The Delica and Endura, to the best of my knowledge, have no copies.

That's not to say there aren't Spyderco inspired knives in FRN like the Navy K633 but I've not seen anything that is clearly a copy of the Endura/Delica range.

There does appear to be copies of the Dragonfly around though.
by Freman
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Cop saw my pocket clip and..." Please continue, if true.
Replies: 37
Views: 13650

So you can carry something like a 27cm traditional Navaja, as long as it's concealed?

What a nice city.
by Freman
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Dang it - is my Military fake?
Replies: 16
Views: 13566

AliExpress is a direct trading website for Chinese made products. Unfortunately some of those products are copies of American made products like knives. You can get some good stuff there, but be aware that if something is badged "Spyderco" it'll be a copy, as is anything marked Strider, or Hinderer.
by Freman
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Dang it - is my Military fake?
Replies: 16
Views: 13566

Does the dealer sell a lot of Spyderco knives? Where are they located? Google is your friend. To be honest they look and weigh about the same (apparently fakes are much heavier (20 grams?)), the G10 looks identical. For example, LG Outdoors , who sell the Spyderco Military on Amazon, stock a large r...
by Freman
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What came first the Endura or the Delica?
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

If you want to keep cutting cardboard I suggest grabbing the ZDP-189 Delica. You'll want diamonds for sharpening but I can't see it going dull for a very very long time.
by Freman
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Fake Military?
Replies: 13
Views: 5519

Labour in China is cheap, and they have a lot invested in machinery. If linked advertisements are correct then the steel is something like 5Cr13MoV which is... not the best steel around... even in China and although it's technically on par with 420HC I doubt it gets the heat treatment of Buck or Lea...
by Freman
Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another fake/replica Military story
Replies: 22
Views: 2937

Probably mostly because it's a HUGE country with a lot of things to look after and in the overall scheme of things it's not a pressing priority. Pretty much this. Knives, although important to us, are a tiny fraction of a massive economy in an equally massive country. The Chinese authorities simply...
by Freman
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: McGyver and Spyderco
Replies: 16
Views: 1362

Stargate SG1 was a very enjoyable television series, although RDA had basically retired to show producer by the final season.
by Freman
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: McGyver and Spyderco
Replies: 16
Views: 1362

That's a lot of Swiss Army Knives.
by Freman
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: fake domino now out
Replies: 9
Views: 4543

Are you sure you don't mean 440C? I've used both 8Cr and 440V, and I doubt 9Cr is that drastic an improvement over 8Cr. 440V is miles ahead of 8Cr in everything You're right. I was thinking that 440V was just 440C with some vanadium added, but going from the charts here they're very different steels.
by Freman
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: fake domino now out
Replies: 9
Views: 4543

Holland is correct. They're obviously fairly skilled cutlery makers, if they were to make their own titanium framelock flipper they could probably get into the market in the same way that Enlan and Sanrenmu have. Certainly they'd have to work on steel heat treatment, this one is probably 9Cr18MoV wh...
by Freman
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Emerson opening Endura/Delica?
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

I have the Emerson waved Matriarch. The Emerson wave works well, the knife itself... well I haven't had to test it for its designed usage.
by Freman
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Definitive ways to spot a fake paramilitary 2?
Replies: 9
Views: 19974

Your best insurance is buying from a reputable seller.

If the seller is in China then you're probably not looking at an authentic knife.
by Freman
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Full Flat Grind Strength
Replies: 31
Views: 3134

Thank you.

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