Hate to say it also but I am sure that those who willfully buy fakes greatly outnumber those that get duped. It is not limited to knives as the Chinese copy everything. Quick example, Fake Edge Pro's... How many do you think are buying these thinking they are the real deal??? Getting tricked of course is very common also, but the vast majority know they are buying counterfeits. Those that do get duped...and perhaps never find out that their Spyderco (or any other product) was fake, runs the risk of having a negative association with the brand when/if the product fails or doesnt meet expectations. That's another thing that sucks and negative feedback is shared with 100x the motivation. "Everyone... I bought a Spyderco PM2 for $150 and it sucks etc etc."