Is this a fake please help

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.
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Is this a fake please help

Postby jimstyx586 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:03 pm

Just bought this little pm2 on knife swap on reddit from a reputable seller and I'm just over cautious. Reddit says it's real. What say you? http://imgur.com/a/kpE4Gmw

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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby BornIn1500 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:08 pm

I think if people are overly cautious and worried about fakes, they'd save so much anxiety by just buying from an authorized Spyderco dealer. Hard to tell if yours is a fake from the pics.

https://www.spyderco.com/resources/dealer-locator/

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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby dalefuller » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:45 am

Looks just like mine, which did come from an authorized dealer, as far as I can tell from your pics. Spine shots of the jimping and the compression lock would be helpful.

I agree that places like Reddit and social media subgroups are very risky for buying knives. There are several knife boards that allow buying and selling and that do a better job of policing their offerings than the aforementioned places do.

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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby bagsnatcher » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:45 pm

jimstyx586 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Just bought this little pm2 on knife swap on reddit from a reputable seller and I'm just over cautious. Reddit says it's real. What say you? http://imgur.com/a/kpE4Gmw
Looks legit to me.

Scratch and sniff on the side of the scales. Real G10 will smell slightly like the inside of a brand new computer, or a brand new laptop you're powering on for the first time.

Knock-offs don't use real G10 (or they didn't use to, unsure about nowadays).

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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby BornIn1500 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:38 pm

bagsnatcher wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Knock-offs don't use real G10 (or they didn't use to, unsure about nowadays).
Counterfeits are definitely using real G10 these days. It's part of the reason it's such a shame to see them take the counterfeit path. They could have some decent folders if they used original designs.

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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby bagsnatcher » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:18 pm

BornIn1500 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:38 pm
bagsnatcher wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Knock-offs don't use real G10 (or they didn't use to, unsure about nowadays).
Counterfeits are definitely using real G10 these days. It's part of the reason it's such a shame to see them take the counterfeit path. They could have some decent folders if they used original designs.
You know, there is an anecdote out there about the knockoffs being as good or better than the original product (I think it was purses, and/or high-end leather goods). To your point: if you have the technological means to knock off a design at such high level, why not come out with an original design? Could actually be pretty good.

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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby soc_monki » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:52 pm

Looks authentic, but check the liners for 2 offset notches. I haven't seen a counterfeit yet that had the notches.
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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby kreisler » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:57 am

the hardware looks a bit off, should be different torx sizes, but .. that's no guaranteed indication. the rest most definitely looks legit, e.g. the jimping, the edge grind, the rounded cutout at the lock, etc.

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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby brainfriction » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:48 pm

That's a legit PM2

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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby brainfriction » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:50 pm

BornIn1500 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:08 pm
I think if people are overly cautious and worried about fakes, they'd save so much anxiety by just buying from an authorized Spyderco dealer. Hard to tell if yours is a fake from the pics.

https://www.spyderco.com/resources/dealer-locator/
That's the thing, it was bought second hand from knife swap. Sometimes it's just hard to pass up a good deal on a used knife. I don't see any cause for concern from the OP though.

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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby koenigsegg » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:21 pm

If that's fake then they've really got their sharpening on point. Looks like golden did it to me!
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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby sv4 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:37 am

Looks legit from the pics. But do check for the small notches in the recessed steel liners, see if you can post some pics there.

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Re: Is this a fake please help

Postby ferider » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:39 am

This is the real thing. You can tell from the screws, among others.


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