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Are these carabiners fake 740

Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,005 Aggressive in defence
Are these carabiners fake
« on: March 24, 2019, 11:29:09 AM »
Just seen these on eBay and they seem rather cheap and they are in Hong Kong. Are they fake ?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F121768806631
Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 3,780
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 12:05:27 PM »
Why would a seller in China (HK) be selling a LM carabiner individually that usually comes with a another tool

Fake!
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,005 Aggressive in defence
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 12:16:31 PM »
They must be , I looked on the UK LM site and they are £9.95

Shame as I fancied getting a few
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 02:51:18 PM »
It could be a case of, the originals are made in China at the same factory that these came from :shrug:  If so then they may be fine but I'd rather not chance it maybe :think: :salute:
Hero Member Posts: 825
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 09:05:18 PM »
I have both, the one that came with the LM multi-tool and the cheap/fake one from China, purchased on eBay. If you compare them side by side you will see the LEATHERMAN and the NOT FOR CLIMBING lettering style/font face is different and also the contour of the small bottle and the wire clip attachment, they look very similar but not exactly the same. I really don't see the point of paying all that money for the so called "original" if for the same price you can purchase few of the cheap ones, they're serves the same purpose and I'm sure the LM carabiner is also made in China  :popcorn:
« Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 09:44:55 PM by JustinCase »

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 10:00:29 PM »
You have both and since you do, I would go with your judgement on it :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,982
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 10:04:42 PM »
And thanks to this thread I will be able to see the difference for myself in a few weeks time  ::)

 :whistle:

Everything’s adjustable
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2019, 02:12:23 AM »
 :rofl:

 :like:

 :popcorn:
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,005 Aggressive in defence
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2019, 05:16:52 AM »
And thanks to this thread I will be able to see the difference for myself in a few weeks time  ::)

 :whistle:

Finally caved in and bought 5 as well.

Sparky when yours arrive could you post a side by side comparison photo on this thread please ?
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,982
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2019, 06:56:25 AM »
No probs Dunc

I cheaped out, I only ordered 3  :-[

Everything’s adjustable
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2019, 11:19:56 AM »
Either way :popcorn:

 :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,982
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2019, 09:54:24 PM »
These came today
They are the same thickness and weight

As said above the lettering is a little different,
The wire gate feels smoother on the old one and a 1/4 inch driver fits well in both


Very useable  :cheers:






Everything’s adjustable
Hero Member Posts: 825
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2019, 10:15:24 PM »
Check the contour of the engraved small bottle and you will see it's also different. Not big issues, just minor cosmetic details as long as they serve the same purpose at a lower price.

“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I try a little longer to solve the problem"
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,005 Aggressive in defence
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2019, 11:05:16 PM »
That’s great to hear , mine should be here any day now
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2019, 02:07:33 AM »
Excellent Sparky :like: glad to hear they are good :tu: and hope yours is the same Dunc :cheers: :tu:
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,005 Aggressive in defence
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2019, 08:43:47 PM »
Well mine arrived today , was quite surprised by the packaging.

E20EE0BE-90A7-4B30-9773-6D842E48DD69 by Duncan Moore, on Flickr

58EEF616-E3D0-4BA5-8C55-30CBFEEC83F7 by Duncan Moore, on Flickr
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2019, 08:50:19 PM »
Nobody would ever know if these were fake or not :ahhh
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,124 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2019, 09:10:57 PM »
Nobody would ever know if these were fake or not :ahhh
I hope people only use the genuine ones for climbing and not the fakes! :ahhh

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
No Life Club Posts: 1,937

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Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2019, 09:40:27 PM »
You know what they say when something seems too good to be true....


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,601 Smurf smash!
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2019, 03:04:51 PM »
I hope people only use the genuine ones for climbing and not the fakes! :ahhh

You do know the genuine ones are not for climbing either, right? :pok:

:)

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,124 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2019, 03:11:51 PM »
You do know the genuine ones are not for climbing either, right? :pok:

:)
So what are they better at than the fakes, then? ??? :D

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2019, 05:05:10 PM »
Really :think: a big fat nothing :D
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,601 Smurf smash!
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2019, 06:19:07 PM »
Hooking stuff on your belt, backpack, the usual?

 ::)

"Hoarder of weirdness,
Always posting random things,
I'm AlephZero" :ninja:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,124 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2019, 07:26:28 PM »
Pretty sure that you don't need a genuine one to do that.  :D

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 69,766
Re: Are these carabiners fake
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2019, 08:43:25 PM »
Are you sure :shrug:

 :D

 

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