Benchmade Fakes, knock-offs, counterfeits thread...

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I think I recently bought a fake Nakamura.
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To follow up, this was real. Sent into Benchmade. Stoked!

bought this mini bugout from staeric_72 on ebay. came with Sportsman’s Warehouse return papers and a prepaid return label. complained about it being dirty/scuffed, so he sent another one. Same thing. Complained again and he refunded my money and said to keep them. Real or fake?

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I'm wondering if this used 940-2 is authentic, it's older than my 943 (which I bought from a Benchmade dealer). I noticed several discrepancies and a little concerned that I bought a fake. The blade finish, laser markings, box and foam are all different. It also doesn't have a mfg date on the label, not sure if that's something that wasn't previously included?

940-2 https://imgur.com/a/NK3GnFn

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Has anyone heard of a fake grip 551h2o? I was just gifted one and I’m not sure if it’s real or a fake. The thing that is throwing me off is there is a patent number on the blade under Mel Pardue. None of my other grips have this marking. I have a grip I purchased from bladehq and one I ordered from benchmades custom shop. If it is fake, it is a really good fake.
 

Nbrackett

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Has anyone heard of a fake grip 551h2o? I was just gifted one and I’m not sure if it’s real or a fake. The thing that is throwing me off is there is a patent number on the blade under Mel Pardue. None of my other grips have this marking. I have a grip I purchased from bladehq and one I ordered from benchmades custom shop. If it is fake, it is a really good fake.
Sounds legit, the older ones had the patent number. Pics would help though.
 

mrfields

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the older ones have the pat number, then they switched to a web address listing the pat #s, and now that the patent has expired on the regular, unassisted axis lock, there isn’t anything about it on most if their knives now
 
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I just purchased this off eBay for $117. Seller claims is real obviously. I hope it's real because I have been wanting another serrated black for awhile to beat on. To keep my original and first ever Benchmade safe and clean.This is what the seller had to say.

"BENCHMADE 940SBK Black Combo Blade-New in Factory Box-50% off-. Condition is New.


This is your chance to get the Benchmade 940SBK for 50% off retail. Retails for $220 and on sale for $110.00 The knife is in perfect condition in the factory box. As always, we guarantee the both the knife condition and authenticity. The UPC label has been partially torn off. This is your chance to get this knife at half off. One only at this price, first come first serve"

BENCHMADE 940SBK Black Combo Blade-New in Factory Box-50% off-. Condition is New.

This is your chance to get the Benchmade 940SBK for 50% off retail. Retails for $220 and on sale for $110.00 The knife is in perfect condition in the factory box. As always, we guarantee the both the knife condition and authenticity. The UPC label has been partially torn off. This is your chance to get this knife at half off. One only at this price, first come first serve
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Hi all! Brand new to the forum. Been researching knives lately and I picked this one up. Benchmade 5220. Trying to see your thoughts on legitimacy. Feels solid on lockup and from everything I have seen looks legit. Only thing that seems off is the weight is at 4.6 oz and the specs from benchmade say it’s 4.8 oz. Let me know what you guys think.
 
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I don't have it now (6 years back), it seem it was from benchmade (remember the butterfly logo).
Blade was broad, folding (similar to aller) without lock, shape semi circular blade.

What is this or is it fake?
 
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Ok, so I have a bit of an issue. Recently I purchased ANOTHER 940 from sportsman’s warehouse, and the box was open(the seal had been cut), so I had informed the worker who had helped me and he said, “it’s just open because we have to open all our packages to see if they’re the right ones.” I was a bit skeptical because he could be lying and I wanted to know if it’s real.
pros: Smooth, logo looks legit, purple backspacer, parkerized clip.
Con: scales aren’t chalky, box was opened
Sorry if I’m anal, but it would be great if you could help.
I will leave links to the postimages because I can’t post pics on here, if you’re skeptical, you could preview before opening.


https://i.postimg.cc/nzJzZp24/1-BA5-E850-B9-AC-44-FD-95-C3-27553-B5-C0-AD7.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/TYYKp26Q/27-A364-F0-B22-A-4-EC8-8-E97-71-D41-C084-DF4.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/SK8swJ6Q/71772263-AD06-4171-A0-F9-9-A164501-B054.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/0Q0NyFXL/9-E0-BCC58-3-D04-42-BA-9-DCC-A28-A09-B1-DEA3.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/dQ97skzL/AFBD06-F0-540-A-41-AB-8044-C80-CD2-C68262.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/0yhjWpJH/B04553-F9-1-C60-41-E0-972-C-64-F514919749.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/j5HDJL23/CE9-C124-B-4816-43-F6-97-BC-88-CE6-A748692.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/vHqc9R8y/F5-BE8118-3554-4-E78-AE9-C-0858-C39-B7-B91.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/zGy3Fd3g/F8-E5-BF73-DCE7-4367-A396-DB5-D9-E42-F1-D5.jpg
 
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Ok, so I have a bit of an issue. Recently I purchased ANOTHER 940 from sportsman’s warehouse, and the box was open(the seal had been cut), so I had informed the worker who had helped me and he said, “it’s just open because we have to open all our packages to see if they’re the right ones.” I was a bit skeptical because he could be lying and I wanted to know if it’s real.
pros: Smooth, logo looks legit, purple backspacer, parkerized clip.
Con: scales aren’t chalky, box was opened
Sorry if I’m anal, but it would be great if you could help.
I will leave links to the postimages because I can’t post pics on here, if you’re skeptical, you could preview before opening.


https://i.postimg.cc/nzJzZp24/1-BA5-E850-B9-AC-44-FD-95-C3-27553-B5-C0-AD7.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/TYYKp26Q/27-A364-F0-B22-A-4-EC8-8-E97-71-D41-C084-DF4.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/SK8swJ6Q/71772263-AD06-4171-A0-F9-9-A164501-B054.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/0Q0NyFXL/9-E0-BCC58-3-D04-42-BA-9-DCC-A28-A09-B1-DEA3.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/dQ97skzL/AFBD06-F0-540-A-41-AB-8044-C80-CD2-C68262.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/0yhjWpJH/B04553-F9-1-C60-41-E0-972-C-64-F514919749.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/j5HDJL23/CE9-C124-B-4816-43-F6-97-BC-88-CE6-A748692.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/vHqc9R8y/F5-BE8118-3554-4-E78-AE9-C-0858-C39-B7-B91.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/zGy3Fd3g/F8-E5-BF73-DCE7-4367-A396-DB5-D9-E42-F1-D5.jpg
One more pic of the clip
https://i.postimg.cc/kg7GknjW/image.jpg
 
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