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Is Red Scorpion 6 a Fraud?

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I am asking because I purchased a knife from them while they were on this site. Did I get screwed? I only ask, I recieved the knife it looks great; however I have not beat it up yet. Also why are they banned?


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Thanks for that, the knife is great looking. Here it is. It looks and feels great, the weight is nice and balanced and sharp as crazy.

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RS6 got banned simply because he insisted on advertising like a dealer without a dealer membership. It had nothing to do with his knives; he even had his own proper forum here for an extremely short time.
 
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It is a great knife for that style. I have a couple and use them all the time. He had some issues with getting the carbon models done that pushed shipping back to Oct. He does a great job of standing behind his product if you have a quality problem.
 

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All I can say is personally, I do not patronize people in the knife industry who behave badly are are not forthright.
Fact is the guy has a history of misrepresentation here by using several ID's to praise his own product.

As always, to each their own when they make decisions. Some care only about the tool, other feel that the tool and the character of the person behind it are meaningful so whatever works for you works. We are all different in what we use for a basis of our decisions. YMMV.
 
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He was banned for persistent spamming. As for the knives he sells, they are made in China and priced higher than knives from Chinese factories are usually priced.
 

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He pretended to be a maker instead of the dealer in Chinese knives that he was....

Amazing amounts of misrepresentation, borne of greed.
 

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His marketing is exactly like Mantis' marketing. The country of origin is not noted anywhere on his site, but it is implied that they are US made. When asked here, he stated that he could not reveal the CoO in one of his threads due to some reason or another. It's been mentioned elsewhere that his cost on these knives was about $20 each.
 
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His marketing is exactly like Mantis' marketing. The country of origin is not noted anywhere on his site, but it is implied that they are US made. When asked here, he stated that he could not reveal the CoO in one of his threads due to some reason or another. It's been mentioned elsewhere that his cost on these knives was about $20 each.

dear god his website is ridiculous "13 inches of Pure Wilderness Predator Intimidation!" :rolleyes: "Brutal sawback edge":rolleyes:
No offense to the O.P. Ya like what ya like but this company sounds ridiculous
not only that but he's got a Frost Bowie for 65 bucks:eek: and he's got a TOPs Tom Brown Tracker for less than his rip-off:eek: Thats Bold to say the least
wow
ivan
 

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He had a perfect opportunity to make a good name for himself and make a tidy profit at the same time. While the deign is not my style, it is popular. Dave Beck has given free use of it, so design theft is not an issue.

He could have listed them as being made in Asia, sold them at a reasonable price, and done just fine in the market. CRKT isn't hurting for business. Unfortunately, he jacked up the price, misrepresented the origin, and marketed them to a group that actually cared about those kinds of things.

As far as the banning. He should've easily been able to afford a dealer membership with his profits. Instead, he tried to sell his knives in the "Individual For Sale" forum, and used WS&S as his own little advertising space. Then came back under multiple usernames to bump the threads he was banned for.

dear god his website is ridiculous "13 inches of Pure Wilderness Predator Intimidation!" "Brutal sawback edge"
No offense to the O.P. Ya like what ya like but this company sounds ridiculous
not only that but he's got a Frost Bowie for 65 bucks and he's got a TOPs Tom Brown Tracker for less than his rip-off Thats Bold to say the least
wow
ivan

Very reminiscent of J. Lightning.
 
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I like the beck style knives and will continue to purchase from RS6.
The China thing really don't bother me so much when you consider that if he did have them manufactured for $20 or $30 bucks each, he still has to get a container to get them back here. That can run up to $3000.
Let's say he has $45 bucks in one when he is done. Many TOP name US production makers crank them out for much less than that and sell for $199.
I do wish they were made in the good ole U.S.A. but it is what it is.
 

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I read the guy as a fraud, the minute I saw his crappy, cheapo "knives". :barf:
 

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I don't know where some of the figures being posted in this thread are coming from. Knives made in China with copied designs, mystery stainless and imitation pakkawood usually go for around $10-20 retail in the US.
 

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Ya,he refused to answer me where they were made when I asked.I don't care to purchase knives made in Asian Countries,Chinese knives don't interest me,especially for that price.He said he couldn't tell me where because of some agreement with the manufacturer.He wouldn't even tell me if it was a Europeon Country because he said it would give away the Manufacturer.I knew then he was just hiding his pos knives are made in China or some other low quality producing Country.As a matter a fact I would be suprised it is Legal to import product not marked with the Country of manufacture.
 
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