Sorry, please move to sub-forum if appropriate, couldn't find a new topic button there.
Wasn't aware how many copies were out there before purchasing my Spyderco Civilian. It did come with a padded pouch with a Sypderco logo on the front and sticker with barcode on the back, but I would like to know for sure if anyone can help. Also, is it normal, on this model, for there to be a gap showing full serrations when folded?
Folded pamphlet in the case and a tag hanging from the lanyard hole. The retailer is local, but I'm not 100% that it was a new knife on the shelf. There's some wear on the scales so there is a possibility of a switch. Or I'm paranoid.
Maybe this helps. Its a comparison with the fake. It seems there is very little difference with the original and only the G-10 can tell it appart. I also had a look at the fakes they are selling and even those don't have a gap that big.
Like I said very hard to tell they do make almost perfect copies...
I recently saw a counterfeit Civilian at a local knife show. It came in a Spyderco box without a pouch. At closer inspection, the texture of the G-10 was rough compared to my Civilian. The screws were different and there were 2 liners without the Boye detent.
The knife and price appeared to be a good deal upon the first inspection.
P.S. At the same show, I noticed a counterfeit Gunting, and several Cold Steel fakes, right down to the markings on the boxes.