Real or fake Inkosi

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by smknight1989, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. smknight1989

    smknight1989 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2019
    I’m looking to buy my first CRK and I’m kind of leary with all of the fakes going around. I want to get yalls opinion on it before I do anything. I can’t exactly make out the fastener type but I asked him to send me pics of them. Other than that I’m not sure what to look for. Y’alls input would be greatly appreciated.

    https://imgur.com/a/PfRqY31
     
  2. russ25

    russ25 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 19, 2012
  3. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2009
    Everything looks right to me... after a couple hundred opinions you should have a consensus .
     
  4. Bali-Flipper32

    Bali-Flipper32

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    Dec 15, 2010
    Looks legit to me!
     
  5. russ25

    russ25 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Not sure this is the best place for this but I am just trying to be as transparent as possibl . Feedback is very important.

    Please zoom in on each screw to inspect.

    Thanks everyone, your help is appreciated .

    1583536376048_20200306_174054.jpg 1583536369640_20200306_174121.jpg
     
  6. expidia1

    expidia1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 18, 2018
    Just call CRK customer support and send them the pic. They are very helpful. If you bought it and sent it to them for free sharpening they would keep a fake so better to ask them now!
     
  7. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    If you'll click on his BF icon, you'll see most of his post are in the CRK sub forum discussion area. That would lead me to believe @russ25 is selling a genuine CRK.
    I don't have a plain, mine is with micarta inlay. I'll go out on a limb and say it's the real deal. It's got everything with it to authenticate it. you can always go scroll through the Inkosi Appreciation thread to verify.
     
  8. expidia1

    expidia1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 18, 2018
    Just call CRK customer service and ask them. You can send them the pic. They are very helpful. Better to find out before you ever send it to them for their free sharpening service as if its a fake they destroy it.
     
  9. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Do Inkosi models have date codes on the interior of the scales as do the Sebenza. If so I would look for that.
    @Kalsu
     
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  10. russ25

    russ25 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 19, 2012
     
  11. russ25

    russ25 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Yes they do, this shows a C-16 which would correspond with the July birthdate card.
     
  12. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Looks legit. ☑️
     
  13. russ25

    russ25 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Hey everyone, this knife has been sold.
    Hope my integrity is still in one piec . Lol
    Thanks everyone.
     
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  14. Micah Stephens

    Micah Stephens Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 14, 2018
    I'm glad the authenticity of this knife was in question. It was the perfect distraction for me to slide in and buy it;):D
     
  15. smknight1989

    smknight1989 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2019
    Ya you’re right abt the sliding in and buying it part considering I was the first one that said I’d take it and asked for his PP info. Then abt an hour and a half later when I get the chance to check my messages again to send him the payment, to my surprise it’s already been sold.
     
  16. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 9, 2002
    If you are that worried you should buy from an authorized dealer.
     
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  17. Don M

    Don M

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    Apr 30, 2000
    I thought they were using a different box in 2016.
     
  18. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I think they used up what they had of the older boxes before the newer boxes started going out. I've got several with that type of box dated 2016.
    BTW, I don't like the boxes after those. The current boxes are sweet, you just need a bigger box to ship them in.
     
  19. Don M

    Don M

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    Apr 30, 2000
    I have a Sebenza 25 from late 2014 that has the "interim" style box. I thought the older style was phased out before 2016.
     
  20. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Nice user Inkosi.
     
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