Spyderco Tenacious (Real or Counterfeit?)

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Spyderco Tenacious (Real or Counterfeit?)

Postby thirdcat » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:31 am

Just purchased my first Spyderco. Take a look at these pictures, does it look real or counterfeit?

https://imgur.com/a/ggnkT4Z

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Re: Spyderco Tenacious (Real or Counterfeit?)

Postby Mad Mac » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:13 pm

I have two Tenacious but not the black blades. Your's looks correct.
The Tenacious is a Value Line knife and is priced so inexpensively
it seems unlikely anyone would go to the trouble of making a counterfeit.

This one has custom scales but you can see the blade steel etching clearly matches yours.

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Re: Spyderco Tenacious (Real or Counterfeit?)

Postby PStone » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:25 pm

I believe it’s a fake. The spyder isn’t right.

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Re: Spyderco Tenacious (Real or Counterfeit?)

Postby BornIn1500 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:41 am

DirtMcGirt wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:25 pm
I believe it’s a fake. The spyder isn’t right.

I never had a Tenacious, but I'm looking at pics of the Tenacious with a black blade, and you're right about the Spider. They all have that open triangle in the head area. Looks fake to me. Was the design of the spider in the older Tenacious years different?

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Re: Spyderco Tenacious (Real or Counterfeit?)

Postby sv4 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:14 am

Its a fake. The jimping is not correct, and the real Tenacious uses flat instead of dome-headed scale screws. Ive seen this fake at our local flea markets.

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Re: Spyderco Tenacious (Real or Counterfeit?)

Postby Mad Mac » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:52 am

Thank you.
1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: Spyderco Tenacious (Real or Counterfeit?)

Postby tvenuto » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:39 am

A cheap Chinese knockoff of an inexpensive Chinese folder. Wild stuff. I guess this is why they dsay you can never win a race to the bottom.

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Re: Spyderco Tenacious (Real or Counterfeit?)

Postby Daveho » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:10 pm

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Yeah-looks fake to me.

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Re: Spyderco Tenacious (Real or Counterfeit?)

Postby tps3443 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:34 pm

Wow! A fake Tenacious. The Spyder looks different, and the blade has a silver bushing, and rounded grip screws.

Unbelievable! These knives are $42 bucks at Walmart in store with TAX, For a genuine Tenacious.
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