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Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake. 83233

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #200 on: September 11, 2015, 03:01:52 PM »
Good score!

If you can't convince him, send me a PM and I can be a proxy ship address (I'm in the US).
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #201 on: September 11, 2015, 03:23:03 PM »
Good score!

If you can't convince him, send me a PM and I can be a proxy ship address (I'm in the US).

Thank you for the kind offer, but I managed to get there via a most convoluted method ( I had to pretend to buy something else of the same value that was available to Oz buyers).  As long as the correct tool gets here I guess all's well that ends well  ;)

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #202 on: September 11, 2015, 09:21:26 PM »
Thank you for the kind offer, but I managed to get there via a most convoluted method ( I had to pretend to buy something else of the same value that was available to Oz buyers).  As long as the correct tool gets here I guess all's well that ends well  ;)

Very cool - post a pic or 2 when it shows up!
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #203 on: September 12, 2015, 02:22:03 AM »
Very cool - post a pic or 2 when it shows up!
Sorry, I don't do pics (technologically challenged)

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #204 on: October 05, 2015, 02:41:22 PM »
This specimen appears to be fake (not my video).  The U.S.A. looks painted on the handle:


« Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 02:44:00 PM by parnass »

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #205 on: October 12, 2015, 09:24:23 PM »
I just ordered one of these I hope its legit.  :(
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #206 on: March 27, 2016, 07:13:06 PM »
I came across a fake DET on a street market in France yesterday, 10€.
USA was laser engraved, and there was some stamped text on the opposite side (back, if you consider GERBER as front side). (can't remember what though, and i couldn't take pictures without buying it)
It looked 'quite' well made for the 10€ asked for, but some things didn't "look right" compared to my day-to-day MP400 BO.
First of all the pouch, cheap.
Then, the BO coating, looks like paint more than black oxide,
The blade, looks instantly as a cheap Chinese blade doesn't even close to what sharpness is...

I couldn't test it further but all i know is that now those fakes that seemed to be limited to web sellers here are now available in the streets?!? :rant: (at least that's the first time i saw one)

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #207 on: June 23, 2016, 05:13:55 PM »
They are indeed becoming more and more easily available



I've recently seen them pop in places they had never been before



Out of curiosity I picked one myself for around 8 bucks, but I remain a fan, customer and loyal follower of Gerber, especially after handling the fake thing...


the locks are truly a crappy, crappy dangerous thing


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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #209 on: October 14, 2017, 05:09:29 AM »

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #210 on: November 23, 2017, 08:41:43 AM »
This comparison and photos are a real life saver  :salute: Saved me from a lot of stress (also caused me a lot of stress lol, made me kinda paraniod before my purchase).
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #211 on: November 23, 2017, 03:24:45 PM »
since my pics have been killed by PHuckbucket I thought of re-uploading them for future members seeking for help here
my fake DET:









don't get fooled!!  :salute:

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #212 on: December 12, 2017, 09:09:56 AM »
FYI, just spotted a fake one with "U.S.A." stamped, not printed. It had all the same remaining fake details, though (curved, not angular shape, allen-key screwes etc etc).
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #213 on: January 09, 2018, 04:08:51 PM »
The DET knockoff I reviewed for my '$5 MT Challenge' has 'U.S.A.' stamped into it.
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,75224.0.html

What it DIDN'T have was the word 'Stainless' stamped just in front of the locking tabs on the handles, which the real MP600s DO have.

« Last Edit: January 09, 2018, 04:10:05 PM by Lynn LeFey »
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #214 on: March 11, 2018, 05:47:59 PM »
updating with some pics for further ID and size comparo




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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #215 on: March 11, 2018, 05:56:46 PM »
updating with some pics for further ID and size comparo

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Hey Tp, whats the one on the left in your last pic?
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #216 on: March 11, 2018, 07:41:38 PM »
The DET knockoff I reviewed for my '$5 MT Challenge' has 'U.S.A.' stamped into it.
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,75224.0.html

What it DIDN'T have was the word 'Stainless' stamped just in front of the locking tabs on the handles, which the real MP600s DO have.



What I'm worried about is that they're getting better... That painted U.S.A. mark was easy to spot, but now since they are stamping it, it will be even harder to spot the fake :twak:

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #217 on: March 14, 2018, 01:45:49 AM »
The DET knockoff I reviewed for my '$5 MT Challenge' has 'U.S.A.' stamped into it.
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,75224.0.html

What it DIDN'T have was the word 'Stainless' stamped just in front of the locking tabs on the handles, which the real MP600s DO have.



What I'm worried about is that they're getting better... That painted U.S.A. mark was easy to spot, but now since they are stamping it, it will be even harder to spot the fake :twak:

I would think the finishing on the real and fake should be a dead give away. Fake are painted black,  real is black oxide coated.
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #218 on: March 14, 2018, 08:00:23 AM »
It will be funny if at some point the copy becomes better than the original..

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #219 on: March 14, 2018, 12:29:01 PM »

My toys:

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #220 on: March 19, 2018, 11:31:26 PM »
Can someone help me determine if I bought a fake?

I bought an MP600 on ebay

Came in a "Gerber" box with instructions and leather sheath.

It looks real to me accept it doesn't have a "U.S.A." stamp just very small dark printed characters 087118M

Does anyone have a picture of a box for comparison?

The leather sheath has no markings on it of any kind.

Any info would be greatly appreciated

This is my first Gerber so I am not sure what to look for

Thank you
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #221 on: March 19, 2018, 11:53:28 PM »
Can someone help me determine if I bought a fake?

I bought an MP600 on ebay

Came in a "Gerber" box with instructions and leather sheath.

It looks real to me accept it doesn't have a "U.S.A." stamp just very small dark printed characters 087118M

Does anyone have a picture of a box for comparison?

The leather sheath has no markings on it of any kind.

Any info would be greatly appreciated

This is my first Gerber so I am not sure what to look for

Thank you
Pics would be helpfull.

I'm not an expert though...

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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #222 on: March 20, 2018, 12:23:58 AM »
Yep pictures are on the way
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #223 on: March 20, 2018, 12:31:39 AM »
I'm more confused than ever.

Here is a MP600 on ebay with similar markings and no stamped "USA"

Similar box too

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gerber-MP600-Multi-Tool-Multi-Plier-Blunt-Nose-Stainless-07500N-Brand-New/323132020980?epid=12011030304&hash=item4b3c2b58f4
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Re: Gerber MP 600 D.E.T Fake.
« Reply #224 on: March 20, 2018, 01:29:45 AM »
I checked some of the first posts of this thread for clues to finding a possible fake

The washers on my "MP600" seem pretty thin



However this side has no USA stamp



This side looks OK to me



These are the characters



It does have the very finely stamped "stainless"



« Last Edit: March 20, 2018, 01:32:25 AM by tekin112000 »

 

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