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Gunting authenticity Q

Postby dePaul » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:32 am

Hi there, long time!

Is there anybody who can tell if this knife is a genuine Spyderco Gunting? To my eyes it looks very suspicious. The grinds on my own Gunting don't look this way and the clip is simply wrong.

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Postby kwakster » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:01 am

I don't see anything wrong.
But then again i don't see anything, :D

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Postby 224477 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:27 am

Hi Pavle, you forgot to post the pic. :(
Even withou the pic, you could land up with a chinese fake made by yjkk.com
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Postby Mike Sastre » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:12 am

I saw a fake Gunting at a Gun & Knife Show this last weekend. Had a normal pocket clip, liner lock instead of compression lock, and the pivot was smaller and colored black.

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Postby kbuzbee » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:37 am

It's a fake. The original Guntings had no Invisibility mode :D

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Postby dePaul » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:32 am

Sorry guys for being an idiot. Here's a link: http://www.tradera.com/Spyderco-Fallkni ... 506218#pic

Looks like Mike is right on this one.

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Postby Lord vader » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:45 am

This link isnt working. :eek:

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Postby Lord vader » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:51 am

Its working now. :) Yeah that definitely does not look right to me.

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Postby KaliGman » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:04 pm

There are several issues with this knife, but Mike was correct in that the most glaring is the liner lock. All the Guntings had compression locks. I have an original 440V plain edge, and the photo you posted is not an original 440V plain edge Gunting.
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Postby Peter1960 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:23 pm

Can't read the text in your link but I see the pictures: Lock is wrong, clip is wrong, screws are wrong, blade is wrong, handle is wrong ... the whole knife isn't a Spyderco Gunting.

Compare it with the picture and description from Spyderco - http://spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=25 (original Gunting was offered with blade steels CMP 440V and CPM S30V)
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Postby ClockWork » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:24 pm

Deffinately a fake. The Gunting has the "Spoon" clip. Large, wing-shaped and has a divot in the middle. The Gunting also has the "Puzzle" lock. Looks like a Liner-lock but upside-down.

Keep in mind that Bram Frank is now making the "Lapu Lapu Corto" which share many of the distinguishing features of the Gunting.
The Lapu Lapu Corto (LLC) is available in the regular size, and the larger "Magnum" Size.

-Clock

EDIT:
I am unsure how the "Puzzle" Lock actually functions. Could someone more knowlagable be willing to fill me in?
Is it more similar to a Compression lock's function, or a liner locks function?
Does the locking bar contact the horizontal or vertical section of the Tang? or both?

Thank you for all your help

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Postby dePaul » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:06 am

OK, thanks guys, that's what I thought :mad:

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Postby anson argyris » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:38 am

Sorry, but the Gunting had the Compression Lock.
'Puzzle Lock' is the name for the lock of the Lapu Lapu Corto.


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