I need a knowledgeable person to help verify the authenticity of my recent ebay purchase. I thought the listing was from a reputable private seller and I paid what seemed fair market value for a Native 5 CPM REX 45 Sprint, C41PBORE5. Here is the listing
The knife appears to be legit but I noticed the action of the lockback is terribly gritty. I acknowledge that lock-backs are not the quick free falling action of PM 2 compression locks however, out of the box my delica was butter smooth by comparison (just heavy resistance from the spring bar). I also notice the end of the tang is different; a polished / beveled radius is present around the end of the tang from the notch cut out where the blade lock up occurs.
Here are pictures of what I received in the box.