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Fox Cutlery Multitools 2508

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Fox Cutlery Multitools
« on: November 02, 2006, 06:05:37 AM »
Just happened to stumble onto some multitools made by www.foxcutlery.com

Look under the "Two Sails" category...there are also several different models in the catalog PDF.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 62,503 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Fox Cutlery Multitools
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006, 11:30:58 AM »
Those look awfully familiar....

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Fox Cutlery Multitools
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006, 01:22:49 PM »
I've seen those Wave copies for sale on many European websites, but I've never seen one for sale on a U.S. website. Must be Leatherman is unable to enforce their patent protection overseas.

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 62,503 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Fox Cutlery Multitools
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2006, 09:58:26 PM »
Is it possible they are LM's that were re-branded as Fox and distributed over there?  They look a little too perfect to be copies.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Fox Cutlery Multitools
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2006, 02:49:22 AM »
Hah! That's what they would like you to think. Take my word for it, these are the worst examples of Chinese junk that ever hit the market. It's bad enough that hard work, research, and developement by legitimate companies can be flagrantly copied. No means of enforcing patents seem to exist when it comes to China. And the Chinese manufacturers have no pride; they go to great lengths to copy ~ flat out copy ~ products from another company. No attempt is made to improve or to innovate. Just copy. And the copies are JUNK!

This imitation of a Leatherman Wave is so bad that it is totally unusable. The scissors, although made to look just like the original, do not even function. The pliers do work, but several of the blades cannot be opened without the assistance of a screwdriver. And speaking of screwdrivers, take a close look at the phillips screwdriver blade. What a piece of crap.

(whew, hang on, I'm starting to hyperventilate. Can you tell I work at an American manufacturing company?)

I've seen these Wave copies offered with several different logos. One consistant clue that they are counterfeit is the brass thumbstud on the two knife blades. (The genuine Wave uses a thumb hole for one-hand opening, of course.)

~Bob
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In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 62,503 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Fox Cutlery Multitools
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2006, 11:40:04 AM »
Well you got me there Bob... I did see the stud and thought that's what it was, but there is always hope.  Fox is actually a high quality manufacturer (I recently gave a very nice Fox lockback to a friend of mine) and I guess I would have thought better of them.

Of course, I guess it's no worse than the crap Smith & Wesson, Colt and Winchester have stuck their names on.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Fox Cutlery Multitools
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2006, 11:58:05 AM »
Of course, I guess it's no worse than the crap Smith & Wesson, Colt and Winchester have stuck their names on.

Def

Yes, you are right there. Very disappointing.

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools

 

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