Another fake "Navy 440C"

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Another fake "Navy 440C"

Postby rycen » Thu May 21, 2009 7:34 pm

We would rather be the knife in your pocket, because is "works" better, than the knife in your showcase, because it "looks" better.

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Postby Jay_Ev » Thu May 21, 2009 7:39 pm

Is that supposed to be a Rookie? If not, what Spydie is it copying?

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Postby CombatGrappler » Thu May 21, 2009 8:08 pm

Definitely a copy of the Rookie. I wish there was a way I could get my hands on it and examine it without having to buy it and support a ripoff artist. The guy selling it obviously knows that it is a ripoff because he is using Spyderco in the title to lure people in.

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Postby MountainManJim » Thu May 21, 2009 8:43 pm

This sure looks like the work of one of the Byrd manufacturers. Compare the fit, finish, fasteners, etc. to the Byrd Cara Cara. I smell a rat!

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Postby miyamotomusashi » Thu May 21, 2009 8:46 pm

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Postby DMgangl » Thu May 21, 2009 9:38 pm

See you guys got it all wrong. Look at the description its a Spyderco "like" folder.

Never mind that they're breaking all of Spyderco's patents and committing fraud. They put "like" in the description so its ok.

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Keyword spamming

Postby spyderwa » Thu May 21, 2009 10:12 pm

It is called keyword spamming and it is not allowed by eBay. The only way for eBay to know is to have members report it. Keyword spamming uses a company's well earned name to sell another item. Some companies actively monitor eBay for fakes and copies but it is hard to spend a lot of time doing that when you are a small company like Spyderco. I think they would rather spend time making knives for forumites.

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Postby The Deacon » Fri May 22, 2009 2:52 am

Jay_Ev wrote:Is that supposed to be a Rookie? If not, what Spydie is it copying?
If the dimensions listed in the auction are accurate, then I'd call it a slightly scaled down, and in some ways "improved" (dual liners, 50/50 choil) copy of the original G-10 Police. 3.75" blade, as opposed to 3" for the Rookie and 4.125" for the Police.

Sucks no matter what.

Then again, maybe Spyderco should "sincerely flatter" those folks right back. ;) :D
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Postby A.P.F. » Fri May 22, 2009 3:00 am

Spyderco "Like"!? That is like sticking The Spirit of Ecstasy on the hood of a Yugo and calling it Rolls Royce 'Like'. :rolleyes:
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Postby MANIXWORLD » Fri May 22, 2009 3:14 am

Its like pimples and unwanted hair growing in strange places..OXYCUTE THEM!!

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Postby sal » Fri May 22, 2009 7:14 am

China manufactuers do create some "challenges".

it's a ral PITA.

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Postby spyderknut » Fri May 22, 2009 7:59 am

sal wrote:China manufactuers do create some "challenges".

it's a ral PITA.

sal

I agree Sal. The makers should stick these whre the sun don't shine for a real PITA! :mad:
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Postby fret » Fri May 22, 2009 10:39 am

Hmmm...at $14.95 with $5.00 shipping, it's already overpriced. Says 440C on the blade...I guess you could spread butter on your toast with it? :)

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Postby yablanowitz » Fri May 22, 2009 11:47 am

440C isn't bad steel, if that is really what it is made of. If Spyderco was making these, I'd buy a couple. I'd like a Police that was small enough to carry legally and big enough to fit my hand.
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