Hey guys, I was going to make a post much earlier than I have, but things have been rather busy. I wish I had pictures of this for better description but since I don't I'll try explaining in detail.
I bought a C81 Para Military in black from a knife dealer when I was stationed at Ft. Gordon, GA and have been somewhat wary as to whether or not it was a counterfeit. I paid $140 for it, and thought 'wow what a deal'. However, something on the knife caught my eye.
Everything on the knife checks out, all the markings (the spyderco logo, SAL's logo, blade steel and place of origin). The blade is the right shape and size, and seems durable enough, but the logo of the little 'spydie' seems like it has a small flaw in it.
Beofore I start, the knife is one of the black coated ones, which I thought might be part of the issue. Anyways, the little spyder is etched clean, but where there should be shiny reflective metal behind the spyder, it looks like the black coating streaked down the logo. I was just wondering if anyone has seen a less-than-perfect spydie etch on their blades before.