Counterfeit Fiddlebacks!!! Warning, and Request for Help!!

Fiddleback

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Well folks, its been a while since this has happened. But it does occasionally happen in the knife world. Last week Robert was approached by a person trying to sell him Fiddleback copies made in Pakistan. The pics below show the conversation, and pics of the knives. They are direct Fiddleback copies of the Patch Knife. Please be careful when buying knives from a vendor you do not know. The difference in workmanship is noticeable and I know these knives wouldn't fool y'all. I would never put a Bullseye tube so close to the edge of a set of scales. The Bullseye tube is a trademark of Fiddleback Forge Inc.

I wanted to warn y'all about this scam and also ask y'all to keep an eye out for these showing up for sale! If anyone can find out where I can send a cease and desist letter, I'd be grateful. Also, if anyone recognizes the name David Parrota please let me know how to contact him.

The instagram handle of this company is @uniquedamascusblades and on facebook they are under Unique Damascus Blades

Pics below showing conversation between Robert and Unique Damascus Blades.

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Please be careful with your purchases, and if you happen to find anyone selling these knives, please let me know.
 

jb33

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Had something similar happen to my father’s business several years ago. I was forwarded a very negative YouTube review on our company/product and was shocked to see it was fake equipment. I had our attorney draft a letter to the legal departments of the sites that listed the fakes. Ours popped up on eBay and Alibaba. Unfortunately, this is rather common so I am sure Facebook/Instagram will work with of you to remove their accounts. It took some back and forth but everything was removed. Made all our distributors and customers aware of the fakes as well.

Well folks, its been a while since this has happened. But it does occasionally happen in the knife world. Last week Robert was approached by a person trying to sell him Fiddleback copies made in Pakistan. The pics below show the conversation, and pics of the knives. They are direct Fiddleback copies of the Patch Knife. Please be careful when buying knives from a vendor you do not know. The difference in workmanship is noticeable and I know these knives wouldn't fool y'all. I would never put a Bullseye tube so close to the edge of a set of scales. The Bullseye tube is a trademark of Fiddleback Forge Inc.

I wanted to warn y'all about this scam and also ask y'all to keep an eye out for these showing up for sale! If anyone can find out where I can send a cease and desist letter, I'd be grateful. Also, if anyone recognizes the name David Parrota please let me know how to contact him.

The instagram handle of this company is @uniquedamascusblades and on facebook they are under Unique Damascus Blades

Pics below showing conversation between Robert and Unique Damascus Blades.

2v2HTuLwzxurAoi.jpg


2v2HTuLfoxurAoi.jpg


2v2HTuLp8xurAoi.jpg


2v2HTuLcMxurAoi.jpg


2v2HTuL1jxurAoi.jpg


Please be careful with your purchases, and if you happen to find anyone selling these knives, please let me know.
 
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Sorry about your unexpected situation. You have to stand your ground and let your attorney protect you and the business. That David Parota name is most likely fake anyway. FBF won’t be fooled by shoddy knock-offs. Hang in there!
 

swonut

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I was wondering how the dude at the flea market that I go to on Saturday mornings was able to offer pretty well finished knives at low cost points. I guess the Pakistani's have been grinding away since the 80's when they were putting out thin buck 110 patterns that were awful. When your labor cost is less than 1$/day then you can really afford to take your time.
 

swonut

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If I ever see David Parrota, I'm gonna punch him in the throat. If I accidentally punch you in the throat thinking you're David Parrota, then "Opps, my bad. Hope you understand how mad this makes me feel-- can I get you something that helps with your breathing like a slurpee or coolata?"
 

bflying

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On the bright side, they DO say that imitation is the biggest form of flattery. ;)

Annnnnnd its probably good that the quality is :poop: because that way, one easily knows the difference.
The downside to that form of flattery is when the negative reviews start showing up in your name, with product you didn't make.
 
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