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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby gnaruki » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:54 pm

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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:48 pm

I saw this at a big air conditioned flea market in Bangkok yesterday. It was the one DPx Gear item in the entire prison-cell-sized store.
I have a HEST Folder, but it's not a 2.0 Folder. The only thing that seemed off is that it wasn't sharp. The price is 8900 baht. At the going rate of 30.5 THB/USD, that comes to about 292 USD. It seems like an odd place to find the real deal, but stranger things happen every day.

Ersatz or Bona Fide ?
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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby JITW » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:52 pm

Someone from RYP's Crew should be able to scan the UPC code from that picture to see if it is real

What market were you in?


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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:48 pm

JITW wrote:Someone from RYP's Crew should be able to scan the UPC code from that picture to see if it is real

What market were you in?


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Chatuchak Weekend Market / JJ Mall.
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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby Kurt » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:42 pm

JITW wrote:Someone from RYP's Crew should be able to scan the UPC code from that picture to see if it is real

What market were you in?


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Or if it is one of the stolen ones.
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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby theJesusHorse » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:35 am

I had to leave my original HEST Serial#: 78 down in Haiti because I took a US evac flight back to the States. Its sorely missed...
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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby shivers » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:55 am

Kurt wrote:
JITW wrote:Someone from RYP's Crew should be able to scan the UPC code from that picture to see if it is real

What market were you in?


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Or if it is one of the stolen ones.


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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby RYP » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:05 am

it's legit. we sell some in to Thailand. There are certain things we do to the finish and packaging that they can't copy. Your first clue is the unique sound the HEST makes when you snap it open. The materials and finish are hard to knock off. The third is the price.

The knockoff is a POS liner lock made by a chinese slave factory owner who specializes in ripping off brands and people on ebay. We hunt them down and kill them. We get them on fed laws and the usual internet shut down laws
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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby theJesusHorse » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:13 pm

Here is what they claim to be their HQ...

http://henstrong.en.alibaba.com/aboutus.html
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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:51 pm

Thus ends another foray into the seamy underworld of legitimate business.
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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby Alphahunter » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:36 pm

One of my knife makers came to me at Blade and said he was approached by a company in China that could mass produce our knives for $30-40.00 my jaw dropped. Our knives start at $475.00 hand made.

I said keep his card and don't sell him anything! Lol! That's scary!
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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby RYP » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:31 pm

keep in mind if they are selling you the knife for $45, they are paying $20 for it and it costs the manufacturer $10 dollars. I have a $5 Bear Grylls knife (with four color blister pack) on my desk to remind me that the race to the bottom has many winners.

Slap a little more faux mud on my face boys! I am going in!!


http://www.gerbergear.com/Survival

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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby batman#1 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:42 am

RYP, message me if you find internet sites or roadside venders that are selling knock offs of your products. Especially in the U.S. I have friends that investigate IPR cases.
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Re: NOTICE: Fake HEST's

Postby diamondcutter13 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:27 pm

RYP wrote:keep in mind if they are selling you the knife for $45, they are paying $20 for it and it costs the manufacturer $10 dollars. I have a $5 Bear Grylls knife (with four color blister pack) on my desk to remind me that the race to the bottom has many winners.

Slap a little more faux mud on my face boys! I am going in!!


http://www.gerbergear.com/Survival

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It seems even Gerber can't get it right, shame that such a good company is now flooding the market with plastic and monkey-metal crap:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12248.html
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