Leveretto Authenticity

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Leveretto Authenticity

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Bill - I'm sure you've been asked before but here goes. How does one purchase a "real" Leveretto? Is there any difference between 3 Knives offerings and DHGate's knives. What should the average guy look for? Or should we stay clear entirely?
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Anything sold on DHGate is counterfeit.
Anything sold on 3 knives is legitimate.
Yes, there is a "real" difference in the knives.
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There is a few post on FB showing what some felt were made in China and they lack the normal tell tale signs. I hope they are not fakes as if they are they have corrected some of the signs of the fakes....
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AMEN, Bill
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Bill DeShivs wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:55 am Anything sold on DHGate is counterfeit.
Anything sold on 3 knives is legitimate.
Yes, there is a "real" difference in the knives.
What's a tell tail to watch out for when purchasing from a private party.
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Go to Bill’s website and compare his knife to what you’re planning to buy. Look closely at the blade shape, signature, bolsters, pin placement, etc.
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Post a picture right here, and I'll tell you about it.
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A "real" Leverletto, would have the extra pin (1st generation)
and would be etched by Mrs DeShiv. . . . .

I had two 1st Gens, not etched, my brothers borrowed them, one is beat to death, one is in a far away sock drawer,
I'm hiding my 2nd gen Leverletto.
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there are some for sale right now on 3knives.
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If it has Microtec on the blade that's a dead giveaway. Saw one once on DHGate.
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Hey, Bill! I just got back into my old collection. Lots of Brotherhood of Blades knives, many from you, Leverletos, AKC knives. Mikov blades, etc. Want to liquidate
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Been away for awhile haven't you.
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15 yuears? or more?
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I do remember. Send me an email at mickeybeep@aol.com.
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