Is this a POS knock-ioff of a real knife ?

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=72046&item=2285360298&rd=1

I really like the look of this thing and its dimensions sound about right for my hand but judging by the description this sounds like one of those Frost Cutlery "bargains". I was wondering if this is perhaps a knock-off of a real knife which looks exactly the same and is made of real materials (rather than noname "stainless" mae by noname manufacturer nobody can identify). Any pointers with full names and/or pictures of the real thing would be greatly appreciated.
 
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43326&item=2285132940&rd=1

You'll find a bunch of those knives at cheap prices all over ebay. This looks like a cheap beater knife that would be good for just digging holes or opening boxes. The handle has glue showing and the sheath looks like if you turned it upside down the knife would fall out.

But it is not expensive so if you'd like to give it a try it shouldn't put a big dent in your wallet.

Looks to me like a Buck Nighthawk knock off with a tanto blade.

http://www.1sks.com/store/buck-nighthawk.html

http://www.1sks.com/images/buck/bu-650od.jpg
 
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faramir said:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=72046&item=2285360298&rd=1

I really like the look of this thing and its dimensions sound about right for my hand but judging by the description this sounds like one of those Frost Cutlery "bargains". I was wondering if this is perhaps a knock-off of a real knife which looks exactly the same and is made of real materials (rather than noname "stainless" mae by noname manufacturer nobody can identify). Any pointers with full names and/or pictures of the real thing would be greatly appreciated.


OOOO. A well made 2nd!
 

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My suggestion would be this - unless you have already tried out other higher-end knives, you'd be well served to do a little more reading on these forums and decide if you might want to save up a bit more for a real user. Look at Swamp Rat knives, their prices, and some of the reviews they get around here and other places.

Another bit of wisdom that I heard and will pass along. Once you start spending more time here the craving for new knives only gets worse, and as a rule, peoples tastes tend to trend toward higher cost/quality items. At least I know this has been true in my case.

But what do I know.

SCDUB
 
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I agree with ERINT, that it looks like a Buck Nighthawk with a tanto blade. Buck made the Nighthawk with a tanto blade at one time, and still might. If its a true Nighthawk second, I'd buy it. I bought a Nighthawk when they first come out and that knife is still a favorite of mine.
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scdub said:
My suggestion would be this - unless you have already tried out other higher-end knives, you'd be well served to do a little more reading on these forums and decide if you might want to save up a bit more for a real user. Look at Swamp Rat knives, their prices, and some of the reviews they get around here and other places.

Another bit of wisdom that I heard and will pass along. Once you start spending more time here the craving for new knives only gets worse, and as a rule, peoples tastes tend to trend toward higher cost/quality items. At least I know this has been true in my case.

But what do I know.

SCDUB


He is true, My first was a Leatherman Wave, from last Christmas. Since then I've spent only about $378 )on knifes/knife related stuff), my most expensive was a BM 722 at 139.99. The knife is great, but I know there is better.

So continues the search for a knife that I enjoy even more.
 

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Here's what bothers me about this auction. The guy obviously has the capability to take a nice, clear picture of the ricasso area, but purposely doesn't show the logo side? I don't think it's a Buck.
 
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It is certainly not a seals knife. It resembles a buck nighthawk, but looks like a "knockoff". The sheath would have never left bucks factory looking that way.
 

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Judging by his other sale items and what Danbo said, I'd say this is a clear POS rip-off.
 
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Looks like the Buck handle, but the blade and the markings on it do not look ike a Buck. Then there is the sheath..........
 
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Guys, thanks for your input - Nightyhawk sounds like the original thing, i'll be on lookout for those. I own only production knives at the moment but i've arranged a custom to be made for me with [blade] shape that i like the most. I'm so proud of this would-be my next knife, i'll show post the pics when i actually get it (at least 3 months or so from now, i guess) :cool: Besides, the production stuff that i own, they really are useful (Muela Storm and Nieto Acero with longest blade avaliable).

That POS knock-off looks nice too so i figured there MUST be a *real* knife made this way that isn't as crappy and doesn't retail at, uhh, $10 :barf: I do like the shape of it so the real thng is probably worth spending money for, despite the 420(HC) tag :D Who knws what that POS is made off :rolleyes: I bet it works well for digging holes and as a prybar ... until it bends or breaks :barf: I mean, i don't mind the knives that retail at $10, there are some very nice deals to be had at this price (Mora and Opinel it seems), but this just isn't one of those deals and i own a Frost Cutlery POS already (bought it to train my "sharpening" lack of skills on :D ).
 
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faramir said:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=72046&item=2285360298&rd=1

I really like the look of this thing and its dimensions sound about right for my hand but judging by the description this sounds like one of those Frost Cutlery "bargains". I was wondering if this is perhaps a knock-off of a real knife which looks exactly the same and is made of real materials (rather than noname "stainless" mae by noname manufacturer nobody can identify). Any pointers with full names and/or pictures of the real thing would be greatly appreciated.


It's a knockoff,the handle is similar to the nighthawk. If you are looking for a similar blade try KaBar. They make the traditional USMC knife with a tanto blade. They also make a smaller one. good materials, excelent workmanship, quality sheath. for around $40

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I have one of the early Nighthawks with the Bowie style blade and black inserts,and this is not one of them!
The Sheath does not have a golden "Buck" logo,he doesn't show the buck markings on the blade, a quality trademark despite all the whippersnapper companies trying to put them down :)
The original Buck was produced to contend for a SEAL team contract,and when it went to SOG , BUCK produced this knife anyways!
I have an Emerson Commander and A Ka-Bar Warthog Impact, but if I Knew I'd have to abuse a knife I'd go for that NightHawk,the thing was a very sharp prybar bulletproof yadda yadda when Strider et al were stil considering what to do for market share.
A current Buck is still cheap at the price and damn good value in a "Hard Use" or even just a camping/hunting/abusing knife.
I prefer the Bowie ish style to the Tanto for utility as I feel I could skin and dress game as well as build shelter with it,but my Cold Steel Kobun is a work horse as well!
Good luck in this game and know there are perfect knives at prices that won't have the wife leave you when the UPS guy calls to the door Again!
 
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The Buck Nighthawk is a nice knife, and obviously the target of that knock-off. Timberline has a similar knife too.

If you like the looks of that eBay knife but want a quality product, buy the Buck - you won't be sorry (I have two Nighthawks myself). The Buck Nighthawk isn't expensive, it's available in different colors and blade shapes, and the Buck sheath is excellent.

Best Wishes,
Bob
 

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I've got the tanto-version of the Buck Knighthawk. The one in the auction, while being similar, is not the real thing.
 
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