View Full Version : Fakes are Getting Better...
10-03-2011, 09:10 PM
Found this one on the Bay, took me a minute looking it over to ensure it was a fake, China is getting better and better. The velcro pouch was a giveaway though :)
10-03-2011, 09:17 PM
love the description its as if they had to convince themselves they weren't fake
10-03-2011, 10:30 PM
I just spent the last 5 min looking at pictures of the poliwog trying to determine if this was fake. The price was the giveaway for me. I would love to know who the "reputable" store was where this guy claims he bought these.
10-04-2011, 03:16 AM
I just spent the last 5 min looking at pictures of the poliwog trying to determine if this was fake. The price was the giveaway for me. I would love to know who the "reputable" store was where this guy claims he bought these.Most obvious red flag is the flat metal clip. The real Poliwog had a wire clip. On top of that, the markings are wrong, the pivot bolt is wrong (although arguably better looking than the real one), Spyderco never offered a pouch like that with any knife, and if you look carefully, the lock isn't a spherical ball, it's a round rod with rounded ends.
10-04-2011, 05:44 AM
Yeah, all those Poliwogs are easily recognized by the flattened locking 'ball' and the clip. There are better fakes, I remember the UKPK or the Stretch had almost an identical fake with missing holes for left hand carry. It's the same Poliwog fake that had been for a while, but without the black/camo paint job.
10-04-2011, 02:07 PM
I'm sure the Seller's "designer sunglasses (from the likes of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Fendi, Cavalli, Bolle, etc)" are all legit as well...
Shut 'em down, I say...
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