Often, it can be a natural fact of life that all of us have knock-offs of the real thing. From handbags to vacuum cleaners and many other products, everyone has at least one or two. In many cases, this is not a bad deal. However, in the case of Karambit knives, there are many severe disadvantages to not buying the real thing. When it comes to knives, one principle holds clear: you get what you pay for. A quality item is naturally going to cost a little bit more. However, you can sleep better at night, because you know that the real thing will always perform all of the tasks presented to it with aplomb. How can you tell if you have the real thing? That is the money question. The reason is because the real thing will not break under the stress that we would put a fake one under. Simply put, if you have a working knife, you have expectations of it. Are you struggling with whether you have a real Karambit knife or not? Well, the first step is to understand the characteristics of a real one. Consider the following about a real Karambit knife:
An authentic Karambit knife will have longevity. These knives last a long time for a reason: it is because they are made with high quality craftsmanship and with the customer in mind. If you have a knife that is being billed as a Karambit, but it continually breaks or is getting bent or or in any other various types of disrepair, then chances are it is not authentic. The makers of the Ultimate Knife realize this, and their craftsmanship will exceed your expectations. Seriously, if you had wanted a knife that you could purchase and just any convenience store alongside the road, then you would have purchased it. Uh-uh. You want the best.
The Right “Feel”
Although it can be hard to quantify, an authentic Karambit knife will simply just feel better in your hands. that feeling an individual gets when they are handling something authentic is the same feeling they will get when they handle a Karambit knife that is the real thing. Is such a feeling something that is admissible as evidence in a court of law? No, it is not. But ask anyone, and they will tell you that one of the ways wrongdoing (or counterfeit goods in this case) is uncovered is often simply through a hunch.
Using the Knife
How does the knife do in the trenches? When you put it to work, does it rise to the challenge or fold under pressure? Consider an analogy from professional sports: the “good” athletes do a decent job in the regular season. The “great” athletes do a good job in the playoffs, but the “legendary” athletes make a career out of playoff heroics. With knives, the “good” knives are used by white collar people, the “great” knives are used by mechanics and other blue collar people, but the legendary knives are used by such professionals as tactical armed forces teams, law enforcement, and first responders. These men and women use these type of knives on a daily basis, and they definitely can tell the real thing from a fake. It is definitely important to remember that a knock-off knife is different than a knock-off handbag, or generic brands of software or food from the store. With a handbag, software, or food, you can basically get by fairly well considering. But a knock-off knife is a different story. This is something that you need not only to work, but to work well. This is why it is so important that you ensure you have a true Karambit and not just a cheap imitation. Put it to the test! If it folds under pressure, it probably isn’t a real knife.
Red Flags That You Have A Fake Karambit Knife
Much like there are characteristics that make up a real Karambit knife, there are also characteristics and “red flags” that will tip you off to the fact that your “Karambit Knife” is, in fact, not one at all. Here are some questions to consider:
Where was the knife in question purchased at?
Unfortunately, there are many Karambit Counterfeit Bandits on the world wide web. Although this might come as a shock to you, many of the biggest offenders are quite well-known. Pardon the prior tongue-in-cheek statement, but the biggest offender of them all would actually be eBay. Day in and day out, there are literally hundreds of sellers who are attempting to earn a buck by selling “Karambit” knives, and the biggest problem by far would be that eBay is a loosely regulated medium. Do you have any idea how many dishonest individuals are on eBay? The same goes for many of them attempting to sell “Karambit” knives. Folks, it’s the oldest trick in the book. They take a knock-off and pass it off as the real thing.
How does the design look?
A Karambit knife we’ll always have a consistent design, right down to the screws. However, a “Karambit” will have the design all wrong. The screws might be different, the handle may not be in a color that is consistent with an authentic piece, or they might even have improper fonts or mismatched logos being used.
What was the price of the knife?
First of all, when the knife in question is compared to a knife on a well-known retail site such as the Ultimate Knife, one major red flag would be that the price of the “Karambit” is drastically lower then the real life Karambit on the reputable retail site. Of course, it is also important to be able to distinguish the reputable sites from the ones that are known to sell counterfeits. Other violators besides eBay would include sites such as alibaba.com, dhgate.com, goknives.com, dealextreme.com, dx.com, and aliexpress.com. it is also important to fully understand what the actual price of an authentic knife would be. For example, on the Ultimate Knife website the prices for the knives range from $79.95 all the way up to nearly $500. Simply put, you will not find a $20 knife on the Karambit site, these type of 20 dollar “Karambits” simply do not exist.
To Sum It Up: You Need To Study
When it comes to high-priced knives, there is simply no getting around the fact that knowledge is power. In order to distinguish a Karambit from a “Karambit”, you will need to be aware of all the brands, all of the designs, and how they were made. Of course, if you’re not sure of a particular knife, you can always send it to an expert.
Why Is Getting A Real Karambit Knife Important?
Of course, there is a certain segment of the population that would say, “what difference does it make? Why does it matter if I get a cheap imitation? At least I will be saving money.” However, this is faulty reasoning. First of all, hey Karambit knife must be of the highest quality in order to be dependable. Many of our clients are literally in life or death situations, so it’s simply a no-brainer: they need the real deal. Yet another reason is because no one is aware of what type of materials were used to make the counterfeit knife. This basically means that the fake knife could break, chip, crack, not cut correctly, lack a proper edge, or fail in some other way. Simply put, a “$20 knife is not worth you life” just to save a few bucks.
How can you prevent this?
When it comes to the Ultimate Knife, there is one answer to that. Easily. Simply order from our website, and you will not need to be concerned about the quality of the knife. You will not only receive the knife, but you will also receive a training model and a DVD. Order today and rest easy knowing you have the best and not a cheap imitation!