***All link removed to prevent shopping of fake. Will update with written details and picture for each models as I find time for it.***
This morning I was looking at the post of a member asking if a particular knife was counterfeit. I didn't knew the answer so I tried to see if I could find the same knife as a counterfeit anywhere. During my search, I realized there was much more model that are copied then I thought, so I decided to make a post that I'll try to keep updated with every model that are/have been counterfeit. I might not keep the link active if they break, but at least a quick description so you know which model might be fake and you can keep your eyes wide open when you buy. As for now, this is a list of every spydies I could find on aliexpress. If you know model copied in the past, post it or tell me, I'll add them to the list.
To help figure out which are my newest addition to the list, I'll post them on the top of the list.
NEW! Watch out! - The Ladybug and Manbug in VG-10 ZDP-189? Can't tell if they copied it yet or simply bought a real one and made a false add:
NEW! Watch out! - The Schempp Tuff, it's about to hit aliexpress. You can spot the fake from missing clip thread on the pivot side so you can't have it tip down.
Counterfeit Military and Paramilitary 2 in S30V, scale color black, green or orange. Para and military is also seen with half SE blade... or cheap VG-10 military imitation with China writen on...
They then added the titanium scales to the mili, and they recently added the camo scales to c36 and c81 with either standard S30V or the black S30V blade.
Then there is also the dragonfly and southard that was added to their list of fake. Oh I just saw some new colors southard so here's the added link to watch for.
I know there is also the tenacious with 4 blade option that's copied on aliexpress, the civilian I saw for the first time this morning while writing this list... as you look at the order list of the civilian, they seems to have appeared on the 5th december as this is the first buy we can see.
Not to forget the caly 3 that they copied:
Their is also something I never thought I'd see, fake mule team with custom scales, in that particular case the MT-10 in CTS-BD1:
Then the shape of the native with a cheap blade with printing of a damascus style on it:
Yojimbo looking blade shape, without the spyderco hole, and wrong handle:
Blade shape close to the cara cara 2 but not exactly it, cheap chinese handle:
Warrior fixed blade:
Those I know it's spyderco model but can't remember the name, feel free to update me. It does look quite similar to the UK penknife but a little bit smaller if I'm not mistaken.
and finally these one I don't know about, I don't know every spyderco model yet so it might be one, or simply a generic model they wrote spyderco on while some are clearly random model they wrote or stamped Spyderco on:
I think I didn't miss any so if your knife is not in the list, good chance it's genuine.
And never forget, they might write S30V, CTS-BD1, CTS-204P and other on the blade, but you really can't wish this to be true. They are only made to try and rip money off people. That means using the materials costing the less to them so they get the highest profit margin.
If you see any other, feel free to tell me so I can edit this listing.
And don't forget, I know all knive model of spyderco are on alibaba, but most aren't counterfeit. They push the scam further by simply using stock picture of the knives to lure people into sending them money via wire transfer and never to send any product.