Spyderco Fakes & Knock Offs Info

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by RevDevil, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Well known. But CHINA fakes knives never made in China.
  2. RevDevil


    Nov 9, 2009
    pretty sad and very blatant example of what I consider IP theft:

    The company doesn't seem to make any effort to be original, they simply solicit their participants to "offer ideas as to what to copy" next. Some go to great lengths to cover up their sources, other are proud at their lack or integrity and see it as a source of inspiration.
  3. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    What a horrible place. Lots of longtime high post count members praising counterfeiting. Glad this place isn't like that. We have our issues at times but nothing like that!
  4. orca8589


    Jan 27, 2007
    I ran a search on the new Wolf Spider, and these guys came up; if it's not appropriate to post this here, let me know and I'll remove it.


    ETA: nevermind - on further research they just link to Aliexpress, tinydeal, and other fake sellers - the site just links to the fakers. :rolleyes:

    I'm curious, how does Spyderco go about dealing with this kind of thing? (The fake manufacturers, I mean?)

    Last edited: Sep 26, 2016
  5. les_garten


    Sep 21, 2010
    They do go after them.

    Aliexpress has really cracked down on them. They will deactivate their account.

    That's why you won't see many use the word Spyderco in the title or description. If they do, they won't last long.

    DHGATE is not on them as much. I think it has to do with Alibaba being publicly listed is why Ali cracks down more.
  6. GermanyChris


    Feb 18, 2015
    I think they need a couple more ad's on the top of their page :eek:
  7. mrmessma


    Oct 6, 2016
    I think I see one on ebay that could be this fake but in camo. What kind of blade steel did the fake use? I'm wondering if I were to buy it what my recourse is to prove if it's indeed fake. Thanks.
  8. kershawguy13


    May 8, 2014
    Saw a couple fake Enduras on eBay.
  9. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
  10. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2011
    If there was an award for fugly, he would win it.

    Opener hole on a fixed blade: GENIUS
  11. SpeedHoles


    Jan 18, 2015
  12. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Sal would know.
  13. Spey


    Apr 15, 2012
    Spyderco Farid K2 - knockoff or clone or doctored original?


    Looks like a money scam to me ...
    Have not made report to Ebay, as I assume Spyderco might choose to investigate seller personally.

    Listed info:
    [FONT=&amp]Item specifics

    • Model Number:110 111 f3 f95 hati tabargan f7 f5 c36 c81 c187
    • is_customized:Yes
    • DIY Supplies:Metalworking
    • Type:Folding Blade Knife
    • Handle Material:titanium carbon fiber

    [FONT=&amp]Product Description
    Overall Length : 24.6CM
    Blade Length : 9.8CM
    Length Length: 13.6CM
    Blade Thickness : 0.35CM (Thickest)
    Blade Material : CPM-10V
    Handle Material : Import Titanium Alloy Stone Wash
    Strong Hardness : 60-61HRC
    Knife Weight : 175g
    Process : Pearl Stone Wash (Copper Washer System)
    Quality Guarantee : Yes
    Packing : Color Box

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
  14. ShepardCC


    Dec 4, 2012
    Not only is the K2 now being cloned....I just saw a FireFly clone on ebay too! Its easy to spot as a clone because it looks really cheap. Also it uses black g10 instead of carbon fiber for the bolster. Also its not a high mirror polish on the scales like the original one.
    I could list more but I don't want to give more hints to the cloners. Besides those two tells are really big and easy tells to spot
  15. les_garten


    Sep 21, 2010
    K2 clone has been out more than a year.

    You're not giving them ideas...

    Spyderco is
  16. ShepardCC


    Dec 4, 2012
    I was talking about the Firefly but yea. All they have to do is buy one, scan it, then make them.
  17. sheepborg


    Dec 10, 2015
    Here's a bunch that are new to me. Maybe old IDK



    Ti Millie


    Yojimbo 2:

    Endura 4 standard + waved

  18. ShepardCC


    Dec 4, 2012
    Theres now a fake Mamba. Pretty much a spot on copy thats well copied. Only difference which makes it super easy to spot is that its G10 handles and not Carbon Fiber. Otherwise the size, shape, blade colors, etc are the same.
  19. DMG

    DMG Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    I just bought a paramilitary and I think it is fake. How can I tell for sure?
  20. cabfrank


    Jun 21, 2010
    Where did you get it and how much? If it sounds too good to be true...as they say. You could also maybe post pics, or for 100% certainty, send it in to Spyderco.

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