Spyderco Fakes & Knock Offs Info

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

  1. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012

    It is funky. If spyderco says it looks legit it probably is. You'll never know for sure though unless you send it in. Those handles are very cool and also unique to every knife. Maybe look for a nice sprint or exclusive steel to put in them. Other than returning it, that is what I would do.
  2. Gizler00

    Gizler00 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    I have thought about that as well. I actually have an m390 delica coming on Monday. Might have to swap it onto these scales. Who knows. I’m going to use it and see how it holds up in the meantime. Thanks for all the help.
  3. Gizler00

    Gizler00 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Just received a response through email from Spyderco and they said they cannot tell 100% if it’s real and suggest sending it in. Ughhhh....... Maybe I will do that next week. I am headed out of town for the weekend.
  4. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    That's frustrating. Not sure I'd send it in unless I knew I'd gt the handles back if the blade turn out to be fake. As I understand it, if they find it to be fake, that's a one way trip. Maybe sending just the blade?

    Using it is another good way to tell if it is VG-10. if fake, at best it would be something like 8cr, most likely something much worse. You should be able to tell the difference with use and sharpening. Of course, once you do stuff to/with it, you can't return it in good conscience, not sure if a return was on the table any way though.
  5. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    I believe the blade is real.
    There are are few oddities that I have seen with Spyderco Seki models over the past few years.
  6. Gizler00

    Gizler00 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    I do not want to send it in for the same reason. The more I use this knife, the more I think it’s just an older legit model. I saw some old pictures of delica that are many years old and the lettering on the blade looks the same as mine. I also think it is vg10 because I just did some heavy whittling and cutting of wood and the blade still shaves hair afterwards.

    I never really wanted a return or the seller to do anything. I knew buying this knife,that was essentially put together, Could have some flaws or issues. I’m still planning on just using it and seeing if it grows on me.

    I think you are right. I feel as though it has some flaws but it’s real.
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  7. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    As long as the blade feels as though it is heat treated correctly I would not worry about the cosmetic anomalies.

    I have about 7 different Delicas and they are very capable knives for being so compact.
    Enjoy the knife, the zome scales look very neat, someday I will scoop one of them up.
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  8. Gizler00

    Gizler00 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    I always loved the delica. I’ve had quite a few of them. It took me a long time to realize hoW good they are. There was a period of time where I did not own one but had just about every other knife. I started carrying a small 21 For a few years and on a whim I ordered another delica. It totally kicked the Seb out of my pocket. A delica is the perfect edc blade.
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  9. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Besides sending it in, and completely trusting the source, a test of the steel is the best way to tell a fake unless there are obvious cosmetic tells. No way a counterfeit would act like VG-10. Sound like you are spot on in your assessment. Like I said before, I'd look to swap the blade anyway, for a nice exotic steel. :)
  10. Jpalmer1988

    Jpalmer1988 Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Just purchased this on eBay and worried I might have gotten a fake. I can’t find anything about S30V with any kind of tan or brown scales.

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  11. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    The pictures are a little fuzzy when zooming in, but it looks good. Could have been a scale swap with an s35vn model. Do the liners have little notches on them? That's usually a tell tale sign.
  12. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
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  13. Baldingo


    Feb 16, 2012
    I'm looking at picking up an H1 Assist that I found on Craigslist. I'm not sure how much risk there is with a knife as specific as this one so I'm hoping to get some guidance before I meet the seller this weekend.
    The seller sent me two pictures of the knife so I'll attach them. Any help is much appreciated!

  14. cabfrank


    Jun 21, 2010
    As you said, I think the odds of that model being faked are very low. Someone who owns one can give you better insight though.
  15. nightb


    Oct 8, 2020
    I am more worried about the "J" in "Japan" on the blade - I checked all of my Spyderco knifes and they all have a nice tail up, the VG and ZDP steel ones all do.
  16. Jcsixx01

    Jcsixx01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2018

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