what todo with counterfeit knifes

Discussion in 'Knife Laws' started by slackfive, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. slackfive


    Sep 27, 2018
    Hello everybody.
    First I want to apologies if this should be posted in another discussion.
    Second - I'm an idiot and have made a huge mistake and ended up ordering a lot of knives that I now suspect are counterfeit.

    My first recourse is to try to do a return and get my money back, but preparing for the worst and suspect that I'll end up being stuck with these things.
    I know that I cannot turn around and sell them, but what can I (legally) do with these?

    Any thoughts / suggestions appreciated.

    Thank you
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  2. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    You can throw them in the garbage. That's about it.
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  3. KooKooforKukripuffs


    Jul 25, 2018
    You can sell them (not here obviously) as long as you make it clear they are fakes. Just don't represent them as the real thing. You certainly can't sell them here obviously, but they are your property and you can legally do with your property whatever you wish as long as you are not being fraudulent and trying to pass them off as the real thing.

    Garage sale, eBay whatever. You do not HAVE TO throw them away, but that is also an option. Or just keep them and use them if they are safe to use.
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  4. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Throw them in a lake. That's what I'd do.
  5. KooKooforKukripuffs


    Jul 25, 2018
    Some magnet Fisher might find them and resell them as the real thing if he throws them in a lake. Bad advice.

  6. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Permanently mark them "reproduction" with an engraving tool and sell them as such. Or, display them side by side with the real thing and use them as a conversation piece.

  7. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    What are they supposed to be ?
    Where did you purchase them ?
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  8. Squawkx


    Oct 3, 2018
    Sell them for what they are worth, they have some value, even if they are fakes. Just make it clear what it is that they are, there are always people who want a cheap knife.
    Sit down and figure out what it is that you have in them, and what a fair price would be. Then sell them at flea markets, and on Craigslist, and Ebay; it is not dishonest to that. That advice is going to run counter to a lot of thinking here, but it is genuine and sound reasoning. I looked on Craigslist and there are cheap knock-off aplenty there.
  9. JimboG


    Nov 2, 2018
    I think many people did the same thing when 1st getting into knives. I bought a fake Paramilitary 2 before I even knew what a Paramilitary was. On ebay I like to report the items as counterfeit if they don't make it clear. You can also demand a refund on ebay, give negative feedback if they don't refund you.
  10. slackfive


    Sep 27, 2018
    Figured I would give an update. I disputed all of the orders and was able to get refunds for most everything. I did end up loosing some money in the process but not as much as I was expecting. The quality of most of these knives were so poor that I would be embarrassed giving them away.

    Thank you for all the comments - this has been a valuable lessoned learned.
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  11. 420 Stainless

    420 Stainless

    Mar 5, 2019
    Discarding ANYTHING in any lake would be illegal dumping.
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  12. Squawkx


    Oct 3, 2018
    Who would know? How would they find out? A few dozen, or a thousand knives in deep lake are a minuscule thing.
  13. 420 Stainless

    420 Stainless

    Mar 5, 2019
    You're a troll and a Cretin

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