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#94843 05/24/2007 03:15 PM
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These guys never cease to amaze me Mad Here we have an eBan RAD, well aged with stampings complete with a nice story about how it was taken from the body of a dead officer, yeda, yeda, blah, blah. Buy it Now for $4000...

These fakes haven't even been around long, maybe a year or so? just goes to show the lengths people will go...

http://cgi.ebay.com/OFFICERS-DRESS-DAGGER-MINT-RARE-AUT...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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#94844 05/24/2007 03:16 PM
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#94845 05/24/2007 03:38 PM
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Some dummy will/has bought it dont you fret. Big Grin Big Grin
Seiler (Yank in UK)

#94846 05/24/2007 08:22 PM
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Newbie here. As I am alway trying to learn, can you tell me what you saw that told you it was a chinese repro? To a rookie it looks pretty good, over priced I think but looking good. Steve

#94847 05/24/2007 08:56 PM
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The eagle's head on the pommel looks like Gonzo from Sesame Street is the first thing wrong. the blade is all wrong too.

#94848 05/25/2007 07:12 AM
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Hi Steve

Nothing right about it if you compare to a real one. The proportions of the hilt are wrong, Gonzo the eagle, stainless steel blade, 3 section scabbard, and no fine detail... Here's a pic of the fakes that are available new for around $40 online... When you look at the effort taken to try and mark, age and weather this dagger, it shows the lengths to which conmen will go...

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#94849 05/25/2007 07:13 AM
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New Fake

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#94850 05/25/2007 11:53 AM
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Do you think that I could flog a Swiss Army knife with a story about it being taken from a dead Swiss soldier??


If you want to criticise someone first walk a mile in their shoes. Then, when they come after you, you'll be a mile ahead and they'll be barefoot.
#94851 05/25/2007 02:37 PM
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Cool motto Big Grin I'll never understand those fakers - if they put some effort anyway to produce something like that, so why they just don't do it any closer to the original?

#94852 05/25/2007 03:18 PM
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Really wonder where this character found a WKC stamp Confused this is probably not his first attempt...

#94853 05/26/2007 03:50 AM
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Geez...Maybe I've listed my "real" RAD Officer too low...

#94854 05/29/2007 03:31 AM
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Gadzooks! and yikes even..pull up NoBoZos dagger from the "for sale" area and compare..these were quality made daggers, and i sure as hell would love to talk to the expert who appraised his dagger.. Roll Eyes

Once you get a feel for these, they become easier to spot..and there are daggers made to deceive in this pattern..


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