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FAKE CRK MNANDI???

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Thin-Slice, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. Thin-Slice

    Thin-Slice Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 4, 2016
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    Just came accross this (seller pics) and it was just weird looked fake to me there are some obvious signs like hex screw, pocket clip tip but im sure there are others. Just wanted to see if i was correct in my assumption.

    What i noticed:
    • Flat screw heads
    • Torx screw heads
    • Pocket clip tip
    • Nail nick for a 2016
    • Blade looks like its pointing a bit up
    • Lock bar relief cut
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2017
  2. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    That one has been going around in some of the social media posts- Definitely a fake.
    Old nail nick and the date were the biggest signs- After that, I stopped looking.
     
  3. Paul Davidson

    Paul Davidson

    Apr 3, 1999
    Sometimes I wonder if the counterfeiters don't use these threads for "product improvement".
     
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  4. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    A $3.00 bill.
     
  5. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    751
    May 24, 2009
    Not Cocobolo!!!!
     
  6. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    526
    Sep 8, 2014
    Are they actually inlays?
     
  7. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Most aren't..they have crappy tape on the surface
     
  8. newdebate

    newdebate

    610
    May 10, 2014
    Are the paperwork and packaging phony, also?
     
  9. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    No
     
  10. CPP

    CPP Gold Member Gold Member

    526
    Sep 8, 2014
    That's strange it would seem easier to fake the papers than the knife itself
     
  11. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    You keep the real one for yourself, but slap a fake in the box and try to recoup what you spent on the real one. Or you sell the real as a no-doc, then use the box and docs to make the fake more believable.
     
  12. bvo85

    bvo85 Gold Member Gold Member

    291
    Apr 27, 2017
    It seems so easy (to me) to spot the fake. But maybe to the average person, they wouldn't know? I wonder how many people have gotten away with doing such a swap and how many unsuspecting victims are walking around with a fake, thinking it's real?
     
  13. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    "It came with all the papers, it has to be real!"
     
  14. Thin-Slice

    Thin-Slice Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    It was a ebay listing as soon as i saw it reported it and it got taken down like an hour later.
     
  15. Lord_Balkan

    Lord_Balkan Gold Member Gold Member

    577
    Aug 25, 2016
    The torx screws was a dead giveaway for me
     
  16. Wrobelan

    Wrobelan

    335
    Aug 28, 2011
    All that trouble for garbage. This is sad for people who don't know and get ripped off. I'm glad we have observant people here killing those malicious postings.
     
  17. mt666tm

    mt666tm Gold Member Gold Member

    237
    Nov 20, 2012
    It happens all the time with watches. I used to buy/sell real grey market Rolex , Panerai, Cartier, etc. and you really need to know your fakes and be up to date with the details as they improve them all the time.

    Boxes and papers were always real. Now its gotten to the point where you have to open the case to inspect movements, and that may not be enough as some put genuine movements in fake cases, its called franken watches.

    Needless to say im out of the watch game. Too time consuming. A thank you.

    This is what i was afraid of with the Zaan i just got, but mine checked out OK.
     
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  18. DavidABQ

    DavidABQ

    16
    Jul 31, 2017
    I bought a bocote Mnandi here a few weeks ago. I guess I better compare it to some CRK photos to be sure.
    Mine sure looks and feels like a real CRK Mnandi.

    Is nothing sacred anymore?
     

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