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Fake ZT 0450?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Peakbagger46, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Gold Member Gold Member

    304
    Apr 20, 2017
    Are there any fake ZT 0450 (titanium scales) knives out there? I’m looking at getting a used one but don’t want to end up with a fake.

    Searching the net, I’ve found other ZT models that have been cloned but I’m not finding any results for this particular model.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Buy from a BF dealer and you’ll be good.

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/paid-dealer-members-list-updated-2-5-16.1089879/
     
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  3. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Or get it used from a member with good reputation from the Exchange they pop up occasionally. I'd avoid buying used knives off the Bay.
     
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  4. MSchott

    MSchott Gold Member Gold Member

    329
    Feb 9, 2017
    I've read similar here a few times and disagree. Like any seller, you have to check them out and the Bay has this service. Sure it's safer to buy from a recommended dealer or a BF seller with a good reputation but the auction site is a good source as long as you do your homework. 2 of my 3 CRK's were bought there at good prices and came exactly as described.
     
  5. Rombow

    Rombow

    2
    Jun 5, 2019
    So, the discussion kinda went off track and the actual question never got answered. Are there any ZT0450 clones out there? I personally haven't seen any, but would be very interested to know if there were. So, has anyone spotted a fake zt 0450 yet?
     
  6. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    If there is, coming from China no doubt.
     
  7. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I've never seen one, but that doesn't mean they aren't out there........

    Just buy from a reputable dealer or seller here on BF and you won't have to ask this question or second guess your purchase.
     
  8. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Yes, there are fakes out there.
    I found one in 2 minutes

    0450.jpg
     
  9. Huntnow

    Huntnow

    96
    Dec 2, 2018
    Not saying this ^ isn’t a fake. Just curious how you know it is. I can’t tell any difference between it and the one in my pocket. I got mine directly from ZT.
     
  10. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    yes there are fakes out there. found a handful on Google in one pass. right on the big fake sites.
     
  11. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    The only way I know it's a fake is because it's being sold on a Chinese site and it cost $68.00 ( the picture came from the listing)
    There's certain brands I will not buy on the secondary market and ZT is one of them.
     
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  12. SharpKnives9

    SharpKnives9 Gold Member Gold Member

    50
    May 21, 2019
    There are fakes in everything. Buy from reputable sellers and you will be good to go!
     
  13. Rombow

    Rombow

    2
    Jun 5, 2019
    I loo
    I looked all over the two big sites and never did see one... The closest I could find were the 095s.
     
  14. tony281sc2

    tony281sc2

    331
    Feb 13, 2017
    I’ve found several fake ZTs on eBay, a 0393, an 0055 and a couple others. All of them were selling for around $50 and I could tell from the shape of the blade, the font on the knife and the fact the box was the wrong shape. I reported them to eBay but I doubt they’ll do anything about it.
     
  15. Daedric Panther

    Daedric Panther Gold Member Gold Member

    286
    Apr 27, 2019
    I don’t know how they are about fakes, but in my experience they tend to enforce their knife policies.

    I’ve been selling a bunch of stuff on eBay and they took down my listing for a throwing star and again for a punch dagger. Apparently a full size Kabar is fine, but a “ninja star” is too lethal a weapon
     

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