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Certainly Inspired


A little over a year ago, Are Armor introduced the Derma Plate Carrier which features this unique buckle from AustriAlpin. During this week’s SWAT Roundup in Florida a new buckle appeared from a different manufacturer.


It’s not an exact copy, but it was obviously created to accomplish the same function. Certainly inspired. Barring any IP issues, let the market decide.

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11 Responses to “Certainly Inspired”

  1. ahhhhhclever says:

    to die with honor is way of the BUSHIDO

    • Mike D says:

      I see what you did there! Doesn’t look like the Bushido design exactly, not sure who this one is from.

      • SSD says:

        The bushido part is also from Austrialpine

        • ahhhhhclever says:

          Ah gotcha, I actually jumped to a conclusion due to the Florida comment. I went to the website and both of you are right. It is a different design. The more you know cause knowledge is powuh

  2. Kris says:

    If there are any IP issues we all know Ares armo will sue the shit out of them.

  3. TCBA_Joe says:

    Part of the system (the buckle) looks similar, but the totality of the systems look to be completely different. The Ares is a whole cummerbund replacement system. The Bushido is just a buckle.

    Buckle replacements for PC Velcro aren’t new.

    I get calling out IP theft, but this is stretching.

    • Mike D says:

      I’ve seen where Bushido does make a replacement cummerbund kit, and the buckles do look a lot similar in design.

  4. Larry Boy says:

    Oh wait… is that CRAPTOR buckle I see?
    Imagine that: ADF manufacturing and the Raptor team copy another Austrialpine Cobra product… Why is anyone surprised? Bet anyone $50 bucks its stamped with false strength ratings again. I can’t understand why zee austrians aren’t sueing the hell out of them by now!

  5. Larry Boy says:

    just went to the craptor buckle website to see if they are promoting this as a new innovative idea! LOL … anyway it’s gone.
    anyone know whats going on with that? did they go belly up or finally get smart, turn tail and run for the hills?

  6. S Farmer says:

    They can’t copy Ares Armor’s quality. Just another knock off.