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Old 01-13-2021, 09:44 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if this is a real or fake Benchmade? If it's real I'd love to know the model #. I have no idea what the engraving is either.

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Old 01-13-2021, 10:18 PM   #2
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It doesn't look like any Benchmade I've ever seen...
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:21 PM   #3
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Me either. I own a few, but I'm not familiar with the style of this one. I even went back through some older catalogs to see if I could find something that looks similar. So far no luck. I'm thinking it's probably an imposter. Hopefully someone else can chime in and say yes or no either way. Thanks for weighing in.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:25 PM   #4
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At that price? Not likely
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:27 PM   #5
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Where did you see this?
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:30 PM   #6
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Where did you see this?
Not sure of the location. My brother sent me the pic to see if I thought it was legit. I'm not a knife expert so I thought I'd tap into the GS braintrust. Why did you ask?
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:33 PM   #7
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At that price? Not likely
It's used, a little worn, and assisted opening (not auto).

If it was genuine I think that the price isn't too far off. Especially since it's obviously an older model.

All of this of course depends on if the authenticity can be proved. I'm kind of thinking it's not.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:46 PM   #8
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Bench made do sell a few knives that are made in China. I bought one 15-20 years ago and it broke so I sent it to them to fix and they sent me a brand new one.
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:47 PM   #9
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Going with counterfeit....no steel composite stamp and “BENCHMADE” is too far out of butterfly logo & pocket clip ergo is wrong
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:59 PM   #10
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Going with counterfeit....no steel composite stamp and “BENCHMADE” is too far out of butterfly logo & pocket clip ergo is wrong
Good catch on the logo. Did a little searching and it does seem too wide.

I have a H&K Scorch (made by benchmade) that also lacks a steel stamp. I know it is authentic since Benchmade just sent it back after repair. I was thinking that maybe this was originally one of the branded Benchmade like my H&K?
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:20 PM   #11
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I’ve owned approximately 50+ and still have stock and limited editions, probably 20, none looked like this jfyi
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:22 PM   #12
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I’ve owned approximately 50+ and still have stock and limited editions, probably 20, none looked like this jfyi
I consider that qualified advice. I imagine that's a nice collection. Thank you.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:26 PM   #13
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Going with counterfeit....no steel composite stamp and “BENCHMADE” is too far out of butterfly logo & pocket clip ergo is wrong
Again... Not disagreeing. I just love a good mystery.

This looks like the pocket clip.

https://www.benchmade.com/standard-b...rson-clip.html
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:47 PM   #14
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Maybe only one way to find out is send to benchmade or send a email with photos
https://blog.knife-depot.com/how-to-...terfeit-knife/

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Old 01-13-2021, 11:52 PM   #15
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:04 AM   #16
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I sent this picture to a good friend who works for them. I'll post back what he says.
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Old 01-14-2021, 09:31 AM   #17
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MT-033 is a Microtech model number but it doesn't look like this knife for sure.
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:39 AM   #18
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Most Benchmade knives have AXIS lock, not saying they don't have liner locks.

And agree with above, that model number is microtech.
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:52 AM   #19
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Fake
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Old 01-14-2021, 11:35 AM   #20
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It is missing the little circle at the lower right of the butterfly.
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:29 PM   #21
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At that price? Not likely
This man has never lied!

















(mostly)
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:39 PM   #22
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This man has never lied!

(mostly)
No I have NOT!!! Oops...that’s a lie.

Pretty cool knife though.
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Old 01-15-2021, 11:43 AM   #23
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My guy from Benchmade confirmed it is a fake.
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Old 01-15-2021, 11:45 AM   #24
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My guy from Benchmade confirmed it is a fake.
This is my surprised face :-|

Thanks for the info!
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