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Fake Gerber Shard? 722

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,581 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Fake Gerber Shard?
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:51:26 PM »
I ordered a "Gerber Shard" knockoff on ebay from china some time ago, and I was expecting a generic clone.  :think:
Instead, I got this.
A very real looking box....  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh (Though I don't know what a genuine Shard box looks like).
« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 08:52:39 PM by Pablo O'Brien »



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Re: Fake Gerber Shard?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 10:19:50 AM »
I'd say that's genuine Pabs  :cheers: The 01769 model number is correct - it has a bar code and everything!

What made you think it was a knockoff when you ordered it?

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,581 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Fake Gerber Shard?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 11:01:23 AM »
Oh, the usual things.... seller based in China selling scads of them, for something like $2 each. :rofl:

Sure, they could be from the Gerber factory, “out the back door”, as they say, but would Gerber allow that?  :think:

Oh and one more thing that makes me suspicious.....
The 2D Philips driver doesn’t fit any Philips screws.  :facepalm:
The point is too thick and blunt for it to work properly.
I think that it might possibly be partially the fault of the black coating, it seems rather thick.

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Re: Fake Gerber Shard?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 11:09:24 AM »
Hmmm, that changes things. The 'proper' version philips looks pointier at the end.

Also it doesn't look like there's a blade included in the pry notch...............  :think:

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« Last Edit: April 19, 2018, 11:11:06 AM by magentus »

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,581 Hidalgo, Castillo del Hook
Re: Fake Gerber Shard?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 11:18:37 AM »
Ah, that confirms that I have a counterfeit.  :tu:
I knew I wasn’t getting a real Shard, I just didn’t expect it to be trying so hard to look like the real Shard, to the point that I wasn’t sure if it was fake or not,  ::)

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Re: Fake Gerber Shard?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 12:00:42 PM »
I bought some cheapo ones a while a go as well, the only way to tell they are a knock off is the poorly cut philips driver part of them.

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Re: Fake Gerber Shard?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 12:29:07 PM »
I have 2 knockoffs and 1 real.
The most immediately noticeable diffrences are
1) lack of proper grinding in the philips makes it unusable in most cases
2) the wire striper on the fakes is ground in a U like a gut hook or line cutter; while on the real one it comes to a sharp V
3) Gerber etches eather a model or SN in the back side.

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Re: Fake Gerber Shard?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 01:52:51 AM »
yeah the phillips looks very pointy on amazon pic, but faking a box and label is very easy compared to the tool.

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