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Hey all!  Looking for expert advice. Recently put my hand into some brass knuckles and noticed some red flags. More of a gun guy, so this is out of my comfort zone. Read a bunch of threads on this topic and they lead me to believe it’s a repro. Can any expert take a look at the pics and confirm?  (Posting pics based on the posts describing discrepancies...have many more pics if needed) 

Thank you all in advance!!

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Greetings,

 

Blade is definitely from a reproduction and not like those made by L. F. & C. (specifically, the blade's ricasso area is clearly indicative of a known repro), but I will hold off on judgement of the handle's originality. Picture's-wise, I would request an image in which we may view the entirety of the handle/knuckles in order to see their overall shape/proportions. That said, British Broad Arrow/Pheon marks are a typical "tell" placed on reconstructions/fakes, which IMHO are used to distract potential buyers with something to focus on instead of the knife itself. While I never say "never," all United Kingdom's War Department (WD)/Broad Arrow Marked MK. I knives I have viewed, have always been reproductions or creative "recreations."  There is a thread of a H. D & S. knife once on this forum, which possessed a similar WD/Broad Arrow mark and that example was also "fake" all day long though, its owner felt otherwise. I'm no expert, but my eyes still work 🙂 Thoughts complete.

 

Best,

 

V/r Lance


“With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.”

Otto von Bismarck.

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Greetings all,

 

Kind of surprised we never heard back from the original poster in terms of providing more images of this questionable knife for further evaluation/discussion. Well today, I viewed this link and my pea brain finally figured out why the original poster's subsequent "radio silence."  https://annapolismaritimeantiques.com/products/trench-knife-u-s-1918-lf-c-1918-intact-with-original-finish?utm_source=attic.city&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=shoplocal

 

For only $1295.00, you could be the owner of this not original knife. And yes, it's exact the same knife. Insert golf clap here. 🙄

 

Njoy, I did,

 

V/r Lance

 

 

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“With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.”

Otto von Bismarck.

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big bucks for copy junk.


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