Real or fake original PM?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by navyma2, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. navyma2

    navyma2 Gold Member Gold Member

    571
    May 26, 2009
    I realize this question has been asked before about Spyderco knives, but I have a knife I just bought and have never seen one like it. I’m interested in the jimping in particular. I want to sell or trade it but don’t want to pass a fake off to anyone.

    Opinions, please . . .


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  2. Sergeua

    Sergeua

    May 1, 2016
    Looks like good spyderco g10. I vote real
     
  3. firefighterguy

    firefighterguy

    596
    Sep 30, 2014
    Jimping, choil, clip and the blade all look different than my pm2. I have no idea if that could be a prototype or something but it looks much different than what’s currently being produced.
     
  4. dkb45

    dkb45

    Dec 16, 2012
    It's a Paramilitary, not a Paramilitary 2. That's why it's so different. As for if this is original or not, can't say. I just know it's a Paramilitary not 2.
     
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  5. Mountain Mike

    Mountain Mike

    670
    Aug 9, 2011
    Fake! Box, clip, jimping, the way the tang of the blade protrudes from the scales when closed. Sorry man.
     
  6. Mountain Mike

    Mountain Mike

    670
    Aug 9, 2011
    Learn something new everyday! Definitely no 2.
     
  7. Mountain Mike

    Mountain Mike

    670
    Aug 9, 2011
    Did the original para have s30v?
     
  8. Mountain Mike

    Mountain Mike

    670
    Aug 9, 2011
    Answered my own question. Looked up a pic on spyderco's website. Looks to be legit!
     
  9. navyma2

    navyma2 Gold Member Gold Member

    571
    May 26, 2009
    So you don’t believe it is fake after all?
     
  10. Mountain Mike

    Mountain Mike

    670
    Aug 9, 2011
    dkb45 is correct. I jumped the gun thinking you were asking about a para 2. From you pictures I'd say it's an original paramilitary. Never owned an original version. It's been over a decade since I saw a picture of one. Lol!
     
  11. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2014
    I think it is real. Having the Phillips head screws and the Dino jimping means it is an early one.

    I have the D2 sprint run which has the fine jimping and torx screws.
     
  12. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse

    Jan 15, 2013
    Looks like a Paramilitary to me but I question S30V. Did early paramilitary have S30V?
     
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  13. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2014
    Yes, the original Paramilitaries came out in 2004 and were made until 2010 and they all had S30V except for the d2 sprint run.
     
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  14. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    It looks just like my PM that I got late 2005/early 2006.
     
  15. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    You can't be too careful with Spyderco knives nowadays, it seems they've become more popular with counterfeiters than a Rolex watch.:eek:
     
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  16. singularity35

    singularity35

    Mar 1, 2010
    Looks legit to me. I have two of the original paramilitary. Yep, they were s30v.
     
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  17. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse

    Jan 15, 2013
    The mob has spoken, looks like the OP can rest easy with his new old PM.
     
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  18. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    That looks like a legit Paramilitary to me...
     
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  19. 19-3ben

    19-3ben

    Jul 27, 2015
    I was wondering about this. The PM2 is cloned probably more than any other knife in history, but are there issues with original PM clones? It seems to me that discontinued knives, and less common models seem fairly safe from cloning.
     
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  20. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Yes, I'd say you are correct. Unlikely the original Paramilitary would be a counterfeit but to be honest I'm not really sure when the wide spread counterfeiting of Spyderco knives actually began or with what models? I do recall Sal Glesser stating there was a point when it severely damaged his business.
     

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