Old vs New or fake?

Discussion in 'Counterfeits and Fakes' started by Theodore, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Theodore

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    The sheath question, the red one fits smoothly on and out of its sheath. The black one fits more snugly in its sheath. The red one is noticeably harder to get out of the black ones sheath than the black one is. If you followed that i am impressed.
     
  2. Jeff Randall

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    Totally understand what you're saying. Just sent you a PM asking for your shipping address. Again, I am almost certain this is a genuine Izula and different only because of the way we are manufacturing now. But I want to be 100% certain.
     
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    I wish I was the guy that owns the real 51455 Izula
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    There is genuine 51455 out there for sure. Easy to spot the difference though once you put it in your hand. With that said, the Chinese will be much better on the next run of fakes than they were on this first run. This counterfeiting stuff is a constant battle with us.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    As a side note, I just got off the phone with Shon and he said there is no doubt the red izula is genuine. The differences are the way we manufacturered and tumbled. With that said, I've asked Theodore to send it back to us because I simply want to see it to help Mike and I distinguish between potential fakes in the future. It's hard to tell much from a photo.
     
  6. Theodore

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    Not that anyone has any doubt I am sure, but they actually sent me another knife for that one. Actually gave me an Izula 2 for it. Awsome deal for me. Totally cool to deal with as well. I will be buying another Esee right off. These two are my sons now. Im thinking a three for me.
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    Very cool! ESEE is a great company.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Got the red Izula in from Theodore today. 100% genuine Rowen made Izula. The pics posted made it look a little strange but after getting it it-hand it's easy to see it's the real thing.
     
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    I love a happy ending.
     
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    Perhaps my photography skills could use some improvement:) The last picture I posted I used a flash with a glossy white background.
     
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    alls well that ends well
     

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