Authenticity question - Spyderco Cat

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Authenticity question - Spyderco Cat

Postby OK_knifeguy » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:55 am

Hi folks I was wondering if anyone could help me out with an authenticity question or give any background on this Spyderco Cat I recently purchased.

It is a 440C version from back in 2011, NOS I believe. It is from a smaller Spyderco dealer but a legit one to my knowledge.

Anyway after receiving the knife and looking at it I thought it was odd that the back side of the blade wasn't marked with Taiwan, as pretty much every other Spyderco I own has an origin marking. Anyone know if some Cat's came without a Taiwan marking? Most of the pictures and YouTube videos I've seen show it with Taiwan on the non-show side of the blade. I didn't think this would be a model that has clones out there.

Spyderco Cat https://imgur.com/gallery/ok3Nwnr

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Re: Authenticity question - Spyderco Cat

Postby VooDooChild » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:09 pm

Not sure. Bump.
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Re: Authenticity question - Spyderco Cat

Postby Giygas » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:59 pm

This is really weird.

I had one of the S30V/CF Cats, then bought one of the 440C ones when I saw one at my local spyderco dealer and I specifically remember thinking it was weird that the S30V one had the Taiwan marking but the 440C one did not.

That must have been 10 years ago, and I haven't thought of it since, until seeing this. Both knives are long gone, unfortunately (the S30V/cf one, especially).

Like you, I can't seem to find any pictures without the Taiwan marking.
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Re: Authenticity question - Spyderco Cat

Postby S-3 ranch » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:06 pm

I have a 440c no marks on it

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Re: Authenticity question - Spyderco Cat

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:40 pm

Yours doesn't have jimping, either. Mine is from that time frame and it has both jimping and Taiwan. If yours is legit I'd say it was a more recent version than 2011.
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Re: Authenticity question - Spyderco Cat

Postby jdw » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:04 pm

I don't remember what year that I bought mine but it is stamped Taiwan and doesn't have any jimping.
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Re: Authenticity question - Spyderco Cat

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:51 pm

OK_knifeguy wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:55 am
Hi folks I was wondering if anyone could help me out with an authenticity question or give any background on this Spyderco Cat I recently purchased.

It is a 440C version from back in 2011, NOS I believe. It is from a smaller Spyderco dealer but a legit one to my knowledge.

Anyway after receiving the knife and looking at it I thought it was odd that the back side of the blade wasn't marked with Taiwan, as pretty much every other Spyderco I own has an origin marking. Anyone know if some Cat's came without a Taiwan marking? Most of the pictures and YouTube videos I've seen show it with Taiwan on the non-show side of the blade. I didn't think this would be a model that has clones out there.

Spyderco Cat https://imgur.com/gallery/ok3Nwnr
Is the box available? I'd like to see the label.
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Re: Authenticity question - Spyderco Cat

Postby Higher » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:34 pm

OK_knifeguy wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:55 am
VooDooChild wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:09 pm
Giygas wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:59 pm
S-3 ranch wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:06 pm
Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:40 pm
jdw wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:04 pm
It seems to me that we do not know something.
They have been produced with steel 440C since 2011. Previously, it was not. Here is the 2011 knife. It has Taiwan markings on it.
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Re: Authenticity question - Spyderco Cat

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:08 pm

That knife is dated 2011, yet it does not have jimping. I am really confused because every knife I have seen from 2011 had jimping and was marked Taiwan and 440C.
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