I have Manbug Spring Run model with HAP40 and Ladybug H-1 SE both have "SEKI-JAPAN" on the blades. And I've never heard about counterfeits of MB or LB.lonerider1013 wrote: ↑Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:59 amSo i went to a store I know sells reputable spydercos. They were closed for half the week. Rather than waste the hours drive I went to my second option a sporting good store that was nearby. I had seen they sold some spydercos and other knives but never looked at them. They had one that looked like the rhino as well as a tenacious and manbug (pretty small selection). I had been looking for an atlantic salt but saw the rhino and manbug and on impulse asked to see em.
The rhino felt was bogus, and not called a rhino on the box but rather "battlestation"?. The manbug looked legit but I was skeptical.
I politely said thanks anyway and left, feeling completely screwed. I had wasted my entire morning because one store's advertised hours were incorrect and the other appeared -- unless I'm mistaken -- to be selling bogus knives.
Now I am curious though. Was the manbug bogus? The quality of all these knives seemed crude, but I've read there was no counterfeits of the manbug. However the blade marking said "seki japan" not "seki-city japan" like all the other spydercos. Could it be that this one was real and the other fake? Or what?
I'd like to know as I don't want to go back there if they are fake, but I also don't want to accuse anyone obviously.
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