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by Freman
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Is this a real or fake spyderco?????
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

It'd probably be an interesting knife, if it didn't have the Spyderco brand on it. We've seen companies like Sanrenmu and Enlan make some interesting knives under their own branding, so Chinese companies can do it when they choose to. Making clones of other people's products is something that's happ...
by Freman
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Schempp Tuff clone is out, not yet marked as SPYDERCO
Replies: 11
Views: 4756

Since I've handled Chinese framelocks advertised as titanium, yes they do make titanium framelocks. Strong, light, non-magnetic. It's either titanium, or really well heat treated aluminium alloy, and it'd probably be cheaper to make them out of titanium. As of 2011 China was the largest producer of ...
by Freman
Tue May 28, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can you send your knife to Spyderco to be sharpened?
Replies: 16
Views: 19403

I'm sure Spyderco are excellent, but it's a simple enough matter to learn to sharpen your own knives and you won't have a 2-4 week waiting period.
by Freman
Fri May 24, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade thickness to self defence ratio
Replies: 60
Views: 9164

Because someone had to do it. Best form of self defense? Don't be there. Second? Run. Third? Have a pistol, legal or not, and practice, practice, practice putting a bullet into a man sized target as fast as possible. Remember there is no "shoot to wound". And seriously, I don't rate my chances in an...
by Freman
Fri May 24, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is my Native worth? Can you tell me about it?
Replies: 22
Views: 2120

I think the issue is not so much as "what is it worth?" but "what is it worth to you?" If it is worth less to you than another knife then sell it. If not, keep it. As for what to sell it for, a new Native with S30V and FRN is about $70-80 on eBay. I wouldn't expect any more than that, and probably l...
by Freman
Wed May 22, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Be careful, fake military launched
Replies: 43
Views: 18969

is that something like a delayed april fools thing? these millies look so real, that i'm not sure anymore, if mine is an original! :eek: also very interesting, is, what steel they really use, because, it obviously can't be S30V. No real way to know, unless there's a method of determining the metal ...
by Freman
Tue May 21, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rust never sleeps
Replies: 25
Views: 2698

I know the feeling. I pulled my toolbag out of the trunk to do some work on my Mom's car yesterday and found that there had been some water ingress and many of my tools had developed the red cancer.

Botheration.

Can I get a socket set in H1?
by Freman
Mon May 20, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Paramilitary Replica on Ebay
Replies: 17
Views: 5117

I would agree. Although copying the shape is annoying, at least when another manufacturer copies the shape and uses their own labels you know what you're getting. Love them or hate them, at least Navy abides by that rule and for some they're a gateway drug into real Spydercos. Copying the shape, and...
by Freman
Sat May 18, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What ever happened to the WHITE FRN Spydercos?
Replies: 33
Views: 3142

Now I want a white Dragonfly. :(
by Freman
Sat May 18, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Another fake native
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Why do people do this? The Native is not an expensive knife, I've seen them selling about $70, and one will probably be my next Spyderco. Why make a copy of an inexpensive knife and then sell them with Spyderco labels?
by Freman
Sat May 18, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HOW much for a plain ol' Delica 4?!
Replies: 25
Views: 2404

peacefuljeffrey wrote:I kind of agree. Handle their stuff at a gun show before buying it. Much of it is chintzy. Some of it is pretty good, though.
Very hard to get to a gun show in New Zealand. :)
by Freman
Fri May 17, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Be careful, fake military launched
Replies: 43
Views: 18969

Ye gods, I know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that's taking flattery far to far.
by Freman
Wed May 15, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: I thinking fake
Replies: 125
Views: 27067

Well it says "replica" so I'd say so. It doesn't appear to have a compression lock™.

I did a quick eBay check, and found a Para 2 for $167, so why buy a replica? Of course the $99 shipping to New Zealand was a bit eye watering. Since most people I buy from charge $8-$12 that's a trifle rich.
by Freman
Sat May 11, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Be careful, fake military launched
Replies: 43
Views: 18969

My question is this: If the point is they're making knock-offs, lying about their product, from whence comes the assumption that they are using a cutlery steel at all, and not just some mild steel? I've handled counterfeits, not of Spydercos but of other brands. They don't use mild steel, they do u...
by Freman
Sat May 11, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Steel upgrades for byrds?
Replies: 53
Views: 30491

9Cr13MoV is stamped / engraved on the tang of the blade, yes, but the cutting edge retention is pretty short, so there is a great probability that the steel that is used is not what it is claimed to be, or if it really is 9Cr13MoV steel, its heat treatment is poorly done. The chinese 9Cr18Mov steel...
by Freman
Sat May 11, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HOW much for a plain ol' Delica 4?!
Replies: 25
Views: 2404

I buy from sellers who ship to New Zealand on eBay, generally White Mountain Knives and Eric somebodyorother. When I bought my Endura I noticed that the Delica was a whopping $1 cheaper. $1 gets me an extra inch? Who would say no to that? Still plan to get a Cold Steel at some point though, maybe so...
by Freman
Sat May 11, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Only one Spyderco
Replies: 77
Views: 10090

Well I only have a Endura 4 at the moment, although I have a Cara Cara 2 in the mail for comparison purposes, and then I suppose I'll look at a Native in S30V, after that who knows? A Military perhaps, although that just seems like a slightly larger Endura.
by Freman
Sat May 11, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you could only own one spyderco knife for your entire life...
Replies: 71
Views: 5229

Probably a Military.
by Freman
Sat May 11, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: total pm2 rippoff -even got the compressionlock, digicamo
Replies: 5
Views: 2487

It would be more palatable if they left it sterile. Building a replica might still be annoying, but without markings at least no one could confuse them with the original. To be honest I'd rather see sterile replicas than the bunch of completely non-Spyderco knives being called Spydercos. Most of the...
by Freman
Sat May 11, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Be careful, fake military launched
Replies: 43
Views: 18969

If they get any better it might be worth offering them a contract to produce knives legitimately.

I don't think that S30V is easily available in China. It's probably something like 9Cr18MoV.

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