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Is this a real 25?

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Megabassx7, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:24 PM.

  1. Megabassx7

    Megabassx7 Gold Member Gold Member

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    59353CBC-7DCA-4653-B4B7-C52E007C8825.jpeg FED370FC-C197-4EAC-8B81-D94837F2BCCF.jpeg A4EE1C57-E70B-4C07-8EF4-0CCBB8A47274.jpeg 5E8E6E17-99A1-4AF5-805E-E17F607BF2FD.jpeg EC0F2AF5-FA06-4CDE-AE9C-49216B88A94E.jpeg hey guys. As title says I’m wondering if this authentic. To me I would say yes but you guys are the pros. Here ya go
     
  2. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Need some different photos- The logo on the last pic looks suspect at the top of the R and in general..Almost photoshopish.
     
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  3. F22shift

    F22shift

    75
    Mar 1, 2017
    The 25 will have a ceramic ball on the lock bar as the interface with the blade. I believe the fakes don’t bother
     
  4. Megabassx7

    Megabassx7 Gold Member Gold Member

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  5. F22shift

    F22shift

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    Mar 1, 2017
    Ask for a ceramic ball pic and if you want to be even sure , ask him to open it up to show the washers which will have milled gaps for the lube.
    I would lean to it being real on the look of the blade. I think it’s called the plunge line which goes into the scale rather than straight down on a clone.
     
  6. Megabassx7

    Megabassx7 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 1, 2016
    Thank you. Will do
     
  7. F22shift

    F22shift

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    Mar 1, 2017
    Thumbstud looks real too. Volcano rather than dome. But this guy has some shaky pics not sure if on purpose.
     
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  8. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    What does the outside of the box say????
    Either the box isn't right or the bday card is the wrong one. The seven 25's I have all came in the older boxes. I can't recall the 25's coming in the new boxes.
    The one I've got from 2013 was hand written on the bday card.
     
  9. Megabassx7

    Megabassx7 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 1, 2016
    Clones won’t have a code stamped inside of scales either will it?
     
  10. Megabassx7

    Megabassx7 Gold Member Gold Member

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  11. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    If it were my choice, I would pass. Too many possible negatives. And there are many others out there for sale. Good luck in your decision. *** Just saw your two last photos. Hmmm...???
     
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  12. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    There's no doubt that it's real, but either the bday card or box is not correct. They didn't have the new boxes in 2013.
     
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  13. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 9, 2016
    So the birthdate on the card is 10/1/13 and the scale date is Q2 2014?

    Dang, if 25’s are capable of time travel I ought to pick one up!

    ETA: Sorry for the jackass remark. FWIW I’ve seen a 25 at a dealer with that style box, but I’m unsure of the manufacture date. I say authentic knife with the wrong card.
     
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  14. aengina

    aengina

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    Jul 25, 2010
    I have a small sebenza with this box from November 2013. Was a legit purchase from dealer. Just saying.
    the B-Day card definitely doesn't match the scales. Lol
     
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  15. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Yes they did. Introduced that box in June 2013.
     
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  16. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Did not know that, I think it wasn't until 2015 before I got one in the new box. I know they phased out the older boxes which would explain why I was so late in getting one.
     
  17. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    If you bought lefties, you got the older boxes until much later. I have 2016 lefties that came in the old style box.
     
  18. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    There you go, yeah, they were all lefty's. We're just special now aren't we.;)
     
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  19. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    That's 'speshul', sweetie. ;)
     
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  20. RyanRaben

    RyanRaben Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 10, 2014
    Also... just a possibility, but if the scales were replaced due to a warranty issue it could explain why the birth card was earlier than the scale codes... but I kinda think the odds of this are pretty slim. Most likely just mixed up the birth card with another knife.

    But a good question to ask the owner.
     

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