UPDATED WITH DETAILED PICS OF FAKES AND HOW TO SPOT THEM:
Yes I know there are endless threads over in the fakes subforum, but this thread has a somewhat different purpose.
We already know that AliExpress is full of fakes, there isn't a legit product on there. Kristi already posted a thread about it.
The thing that changed, for me at least, is that I discovered there are a whole suite of knives which are actually pretty convincing. Heretofore I'd always assumed I could spot a fake. Not so much anymore.
Just as one example. (there are TONS more, from all major brands)
I bring this up because, that might just have fooled me had I found it anywhere else. Hock that on fleabay, and I'm sure you could get good money for it, with nobody being the wiser.
Yes I know this thread may get some people's hackles up and rightly so, sorry for ruining your day, but I'd always assumed it would be easy spot the fakes, even for relative newbies. Now I'm not so sure.