Once you have looked at enough knives, it's easy.
Benchmade knives are extremely close-fitting, nicely-moving, well-finished, and beautiful. When you open and close them, it feels like a Mercedes door from about 40 years ago, i.e., like the workings are on well-oiled bearings.
The fakes are none of that.
Then, if you really want to feel something cool, open and close a William Henry.
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