Is this a fake?

A place to list and reference all Spyderco counterfeits, clones, and replicas that are found. Anything that isn't a legitimate Spyderco fits in this area.
CranstonSnord
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:30 am

Is this a fake?

Postby CranstonSnord » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:42 pm

I have a feeling it is since I got it at a flea market. It was only $25.00, so at the time I bought it, I thought this is either the deal of a lifetime, or if not, I only spent $25.00!! Not that it matters, but it has been a very good knife and it is very well made! Thanks!!

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

User avatar
attila
Member
Posts: 1131
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:20 am
Location: Maryland

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby attila » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:47 pm

Yes, it's a fake.
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 Dragonfly, S110V Manix 2 LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 Dragonfly, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, smooth G10 S90V Native, K390 Urban, Pakkawood Dragonfly, smooth G10 Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, Blurple Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, REX 45 Para 3, XHP Manix 2 LW, Superblue Caly 3, DLT 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix 2 LW, KW 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, back lock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, smooth G10 Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, CPM 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, Cru-Carta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman.

Waiting for: K490, Swick 5, and something purple
.

Marulaghost
Member
Posts: 319
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:02 pm

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby Marulaghost » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:58 pm

Several things.

The clip is wrong. The way this is bent is in no way how spyderco makes theirs.

The edge profile is wrong. The actual PM2 has way more belly than I'm seeing here. This edge has a prob that looks straight.

But the biggest thing is that this knife is a liner lock.
Spyderco has never made a paramilitary 2 with a longer lock. They've only used compression locks for that model

User avatar
JonLeBlanc
Member
Posts: 1107
Joined: Sun May 13, 2018 8:00 am
Location: Louisiana

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:08 pm

Hah omg that made me smile, but anyway... No such Spyderco lol
My collection so far: 52100 Military (2); 52100 PM2 (2); 52100 Para3; Stretch2 V-Toku; KnifeWorks M4 PM2; BentoBox M390 PM2; BentoBox S90V Military; Police4 K390; S110V PM2; SS Delica AUS-6; Wayne Goddard Sprint VG-10
Wish list: Hundred Pacer; Sliverax; Mantra; 52100 PM2 SE; Kapara

User avatar
Spydergirl88
Member
Posts: 5841
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:42 pm

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:27 pm

If you think that hunk of crap is "very well made" you ought to try a legitimate spyderco knife. That way you aren't supporting thieves and you can see for yourself what "very well made" actually means.
Team Wire Clip
:spyder: :spyder: :spyder:

User avatar
Liquid Cobra
Member
Posts: 6307
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:38 pm
Location: British Columbia, CANADA

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:33 pm

CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Not that it matters, but it has been a very good knife and it is very well made!
Welcome to the forum.

Yes it’s a fake.

Yes it matters.

No that is not a very good knife.

No it is not well made.
Most recently acquired: Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
Grail Paramilitary 2 M390 X 2! ACHIEVED!!

For more of my pictures see my Instagram account.
@liquid_cobra

CranstonSnord
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:30 am

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby CranstonSnord » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:48 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:27 pm
If you think that hunk of crap is "very well made" you ought to try a legitimate spyderco knife. That way you aren't supporting thieves and you can see for yourself what "very well made" actually means.

I own two Spyderco knives, a Mannix and a Tenacious. I had a good idea when I bought it that it was a fake, so do not preach to me what I know and do not know about knives. As far as it being well made, it is well made for a $25.00 Chinese made knife, not comparable to a $150.00 PM2. I posted the question since this a Spyderco forum and just wanted an answer and I got one. No need to be rude.

CranstonSnord
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:30 am

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby CranstonSnord » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:50 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:33 pm
CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Not that it matters, but it has been a very good knife and it is very well made!
Welcome to the forum.

Yes it’s a fake.

Yes it matters.

No that is not a very good knife.

No it is not well made.
Thank you for your response, but no need to get defensive. I only own two Spyderco knives and you all know a lot more about them then myself, so I posted this question.

CranstonSnord
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:30 am

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby CranstonSnord » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:57 pm

Marulaghost wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:58 pm
Several things.

The clip is wrong. The way this is bent is in no way how spyderco makes theirs.

The edge profile is wrong. The actual PM2 has way more belly than I'm seeing here. This edge has a prob that looks straight.

But the biggest thing is that this knife is a liner lock.
Spyderco has never made a paramilitary 2 with a longer lock. They've only used compression locks for that model
Thank you! That is all great information. I am fairly new to Spyderco's and did not realize that model did not use a liner lock.

User avatar
attila
Member
Posts: 1131
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:20 am
Location: Maryland

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby attila » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:13 pm

CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:27 pm
If you think that hunk of crap is "very well made" you ought to try a legitimate spyderco knife. That way you aren't supporting thieves and you can see for yourself what "very well made" actually means.

I own two Spyderco knives, a Mannix and a Tenacious. I had a good idea when I bought it that it was a fake, so do not preach to me what I know and do not know about knives. As far as it being well made, it is well made for a $25.00 Chinese made knife, not comparable to a $150.00 PM2. I posted the question since this a Spyderco forum and just wanted an answer and I got one. No need to be rude.
FYI, Manix only has 1 "n"

If the fake Spyderco makes you happy, good for you (this is not sarcasm). I do, however, recommend trying a real Paramilitary 2 and noting the differences (quality and functional) between that and the fake one.
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 Dragonfly, S110V Manix 2 LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 Dragonfly, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, smooth G10 S90V Native, K390 Urban, Pakkawood Dragonfly, smooth G10 Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, Blurple Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, REX 45 Para 3, XHP Manix 2 LW, Superblue Caly 3, DLT 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix 2 LW, KW 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, back lock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, smooth G10 Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, CPM 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, Cru-Carta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman.

Waiting for: K490, Swick 5, and something purple
.

CranstonSnord
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:30 am

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby CranstonSnord » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:33 pm

attila wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:13 pm
CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:27 pm
If you think that hunk of crap is "very well made" you ought to try a legitimate spyderco knife. That way you aren't supporting thieves and you can see for yourself what "very well made" actually means.

I own two Spyderco knives, a Mannix and a Tenacious. I had a good idea when I bought it that it was a fake, so do not preach to me what I know and do not know about knives. As far as it being well made, it is well made for a $25.00 Chinese made knife, not comparable to a $150.00 PM2. I posted the question since this a Spyderco forum and just wanted an answer and I got one. No need to be rude.
FYI, Manix only has 1 "n"

If the fake Spyderco makes you happy, good for you (this is not sarcasm). I do, however, recommend trying a real Paramilitary 2 and noting the differences (quality and functional) between that and the fake one.

Thanks! I would be happier if my $25.00 knife was a real Spyderco, but know more now than I did an hour ago! I like the size and feel of the Manix, and will look for a good deal on a PM2. I cannot afford a new one now, so will look into buying a used one off Ebay. Will probably post here if I find one and have any questions about its authenticity!

JuPaul
Member
Posts: 1371
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:06 am

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby JuPaul » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:37 pm

CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Liquid Cobra wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:33 pm
CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Not that it matters, but it has been a very good knife and it is very well made!
Welcome to the forum.

Yes it’s a fake.

Yes it matters.

No that is not a very good knife.

No it is not well made.
Thank you for your response, but no need to get defensive. I only own two Spyderco knives and you all know a lot more about them then myself, so I posted this question.
Obviously there are a lot of super spyderco fans here that are very defensive of our beloved spydies. :p Unfortunately spyderco fakes are a huge problem, and many of them trick people into paying way more than $25, so there's good reason to get mad about them. But not to get mad at you! Just a sensitive subject, but you are right to ask about it here, and to look for help learning to tell the differences.
- Julia

"Be excellent to each other." - Bill S. Preston, Esq.

User avatar
Spydergirl88
Member
Posts: 5841
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:42 pm

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:40 pm

CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:27 pm
If you think that hunk of crap is "very well made" you ought to try a legitimate spyderco knife. That way you aren't supporting thieves and you can see for yourself what "very well made" actually means.

I own two Spyderco knives, a Mannix and a Tenacious. I had a good idea when I bought it that it was a fake, so do not preach to me what I know and do not know about knives. As far as it being well made, it is well made for a $25.00 Chinese made knife, not comparable to a $150.00 PM2. I posted the question since this a Spyderco forum and just wanted an answer and I got one. No need to be rude.
It's rude to go on the Spyderco forum and brag about how a counterfeit Spyderco is well made. It's insulting.
Team Wire Clip
:spyder: :spyder: :spyder:

User avatar
justjohn
Member
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:46 pm
Location: North Carolina, USA, Earth

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby justjohn » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:01 pm

Hello CranstonSnord, hope you are well. My humble 2 Cents worth: Please don't let the non-empathetic statements of some get to you. You gambled and this time you lost. It happens to everyone, and it's what is called gaining experience. All that really matters is if you are happy with the knife. If it would have been a legitimate product you would have made a sweet deal. Please continue to take an active role in this forum. All serious questions and inputs are appreciated! :D
- John

:spyder: "Spyderco"....nuff said! :spyder:

User avatar
JonLeBlanc
Member
Posts: 1107
Joined: Sun May 13, 2018 8:00 am
Location: Louisiana

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:22 pm

Yeah I don't think there's any cause for anyone to get salty, he didn't know and he came here looking for input and we gave it to him. Honestly the testiness is a bit overboard. It makes me QUITE sad...
My collection so far: 52100 Military (2); 52100 PM2 (2); 52100 Para3; Stretch2 V-Toku; KnifeWorks M4 PM2; BentoBox M390 PM2; BentoBox S90V Military; Police4 K390; S110V PM2; SS Delica AUS-6; Wayne Goddard Sprint VG-10
Wish list: Hundred Pacer; Sliverax; Mantra; 52100 PM2 SE; Kapara

CranstonSnord
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:30 am

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby CranstonSnord » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:26 pm

No worries everybody. I also feel that way about fakes. Really, if I had known 100% that the knife I bought was a fake, I would never have purchased it. I gambled and lost. All of you have taught me a lot and maybe it will help me to keep from making the same mistake twice.

JuPaul
Member
Posts: 1371
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:06 am

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby JuPaul » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:49 pm

CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:26 pm
No worries everybody. I also feel that way about fakes. Really, if I had known 100% that the knife I bought was a fake, I would never have purchased it. I gambled and lost. All of you have taught me a lot and maybe it will help me to keep from making the same mistake twice.
And looks like you did score on a used Manix, so you can definitely be happy about that!
- Julia

"Be excellent to each other." - Bill S. Preston, Esq.

User avatar
Archimedes
Member
Posts: 603
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:39 pm
Location: Nor Cal

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby Archimedes » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:59 pm

CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:26 pm
No worries everybody. I also feel that way about fakes. Really, if I had known 100% that the knife I bought was a fake, I would never have purchased it. I gambled and lost. All of you have taught me a lot and maybe it will help me to keep from making the same mistake twice.
A life long learner.

Impressive....

If you do make the same mistake twice, please report back here and let us know, so we can taught you some mores. :rolleyes:

bdblue
Member
Posts: 1380
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:04 pm
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby bdblue » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:19 pm

CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:33 pm
I cannot afford a new one now, so will look into buying a used one off Ebay. Will probably post here if I find one and have any questions about its authenticity!
There is a high probability of getting a fake on ebay too so be careful there.

Marulaghost
Member
Posts: 319
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:02 pm

Re: Is this a fake?

Postby Marulaghost » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:03 pm

CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Marulaghost wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:58 pm
Several things.

The clip is wrong. The way this is bent is in no way how spyderco makes theirs.

The edge profile is wrong. The actual PM2 has way more belly than I'm seeing here. This edge has a prob that looks straight.

But the biggest thing is that this knife is a liner lock.
Spyderco has never made a paramilitary 2 with a longer lock. They've only used compression locks for that model
Thank you! That is all great information. I am fairly new to Spyderco's and did not realize that model did not use a liner lock.
No prob cranston. I'm just glad to help.
Maybe save up for a proper PM2 and tell us how they compare?
At this point I'd just be curious


Return to “Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests