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March 29, 2007
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Counterfeit SOG Knives

Posted by SOG Marketing

I just want to put out a warning when buying knives on eBay of other auction sites. We have noticed a couple sellers that are selling counterfeit SOG knives. This is especially true if the knife is shipping China. If a knife price looks too good to be true it most likely is.

So, if you have knife that you are looking at and are unsure of it's authenticity please feel free to contact us and we will let you know if it appears to counterfeit or not.

Be careful out there.

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10 Comments

  • Mark Sandretto
    Mark Sandretto April 13, 2007

    What is the quage of "too good to be true"?. Most of the Buy it Now Distrib utors seem to be able to sell your products for near half of suggested retail New in Box.
    Mark S.

  • SOG Administrator
    SOG Administrator April 13, 2007

    As an example selling a SOG knife or what looks like a SOG for $9.99 from China. That should be a good tip off..

  • Mark Sandretto
    Mark Sandretto April 13, 2007

    Hi,
    Wow! Quick response.
    Coincidentally I was looking at ebay just a minute ago and came up with this one:

    230116776245 ebay auction number.

    If you look in his other items list he has a Flash II I think.

    Thanks, Mark Sandretto

  • Mark Sandretto
    Mark Sandretto April 13, 2007

    Here is another one. ebay url#:

    <em>eBay listing removed by admin </em>

    This guy has sold thousands of items with a 99% + rating, but all the stuff seems to be the kind of hardware store item that a shoplifter can nab easily even in the summer in light clothes. I've been kind of fascinated by these type sites and refer to them as Shylock (after the Dicken's character) sites.

    It's almost like someone has taken the fence concept and made it centralized for crackheads.

    Is there a place to look for a list of SOG deadlers that can be refered to for ebay use?

    Mark Sandretto

  • Mark Sandretto
    Mark Sandretto April 13, 2007

    Hi,

    In referrence too:

    <em>Ebay listing removed by admin</em>

    I'm sorry about wasting your time, but I noticed that the shipping from this fine ebayer is about $20 in the fine print so he's getting close to 26.50 for the knife without any competitive bidding. Assuming $2.50 postage.

    It's not a bad price, so please take a look and see if it is real as far as you can tell. I want to get a good knife for every day of the year, but can't spend too much, because I am in the trail horse business. Horse hoofs, gritty tack and ranch work is not the place for collector's items. Oh yeah, they get lost, also.
    Mark

  • SOG Administrator
    SOG Administrator April 17, 2007

    Mark

    Thanks for checking in with us about the authenticity of some knives listed on eBay. I have gone through and removed the link the items you had found. I did this because I do not want to drive any traffic there way from the SOG website. Especially the first link that you posted. I hope that you understand. Also, it looks like the listing have been removed for some reason. If you have questions in the future please email us using the <a href="http://www.sogknives.com/contact/email.php" rel="nofollow">contact forms</a>.

    Thanks

  • skh.pcola
    skh.pcola April 28, 2007

    I've often wondered what recourse manufacturers have against knock-off sellers. I understand the basics of patent law, but when a Chinese eBayer is involved, that country doesn't exactly have a sterling track record of protecting intellectual property.

    Regardless, those of us who collect and enjoy quality knives won't be taken in by the fakes. Over on knifeforums, there are enough 'experts' to reveal these criminal sellers for what they are.

  • Nathan Davey
    Nathan Davey September 28, 2010

    I bought a flash 2 from this guy and believed it to be real as it was sold in the US but after closer comparison on the SOG website and this guys product pics found out that it's a fake and the knife dosn't even exist with that configuration from SOG.

  • SOG Administrator
    SOG Administrator September 28, 2010

    Yes, this is a big problem and if you are unsure about something feel free to check with us about authenticity.

  • Nathan Davey
    Nathan Davey September 28, 2010

    Did you look at the product listed in the auction to see if it was counder
    feit or not ?

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