Leveretto Authisnesity

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XBMX
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Leveretto Authisnesity

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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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