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    is my para 2 real?

    Is my para2 a fake? someone on EDC forums thought it was I bought it from Bladeswelove on ebay they have 1500feedback with 100% positive im just worried cause the person on edc forum thought it was fake




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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Sparki's Avatar
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    Looks fine. Many fakes have the pivot screw the same size as the others, yours is the regular larger one.

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    Open the blade and have a look at the liners, how many 'slots' have been milled out?

    My genuine one has 3, my fake has only 2.

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    I tested the pivot screw its a t10 and the other screws are a t8 and the liners are milled out one on the compression lock side and two on the other liner . im fairly confident that its genuine based on my evidence

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    Hard to tell, the recent ones from aliexpress are soo close to the real ones. Can't tell from your pics, but the ones from ali looked like the choil/grind is equal/straight. Where as genuine ones have a tiny step in that area.

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    Bladeswelove also has a website and a youtube account for knife reviews. They are legit AFAIK.

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    Blades We Love is trustworthy. I bought 2 brown calpyso sprints a couple of months ago off their website direct. It was a little cheaper that way since he didn't have to cover the ebay fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthman View Post
    Open the blade and have a look at the liners, how many 'slots' have been milled out?

    My genuine one has 3, my fake has only 2.
    Do you mean 3 total? I am 100% sure that mine is legit and it has one slot on the lock side and two on the opposite side.

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    That was me that thought it looked off. I'm not a PM2 fan, so I admit I haven't kept up. Have they changed the angle of the plunge line on the grind in recent production? The plunge line on my S90V Para2 is parallel to the lettering on the tang and intersects the hole on the handle side of the centerline, where this one is at an angle to the lettering and intersects the hole on the tip side of the centerline. That's what looks off to me. I know the fakes keep getting better and harder to spot, so if Spyderco has changed the grind that much, I apologize for raising the flag.
    I don't believe in safe queens, only in pre-need replacements.

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    txman's grind looks identical to mine. I'm no expert, but I don't see any red flags that would lead me to think that the knife is a reproduction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remnar View Post
    Do you mean 3 total? I am 100% sure that mine is legit and it has one slot on the lock side and two on the opposite side.
    Yes 3 in total.

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