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EK1 Good or fake?

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    The seller must have a job lot Mark

    Nick
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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    The seller must have a job lot Mark

    Nick
    Sure thing Nick , but the trouble is that there will be plenty of novice collectors who will snap them up , i was caught with one when i first started . These are one of the easiest fakes too spot once you have some knowledge behind you

  4. #13

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    Agreed, and I cant believe how often these buggers keep appearing on the scene.

    It also amazes me why fakers would use a spurious number like 51 !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    Agreed, and I cant believe how often these buggers keep appearing on the scene.

    It also amazes me why fakers would use a spurious number like 51 !

    Nick
    I also have wondered why they use 51 , it's the same with the 333 EK2's , why dont they use known numbers , as too the new collector if he has seen that ek's are marked 7 , 13 , 44 etc that is all he will be looking for , he wont be bead counting or looking for die flaws if he doesn't know they should have them .

  6. #15

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    Exactly ! Oh well thankfully they didnt !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    Exactly ! Oh well thankfully they didnt !

    Nick
    Yeah , hope they don't read this

  8. #17
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    Often the faker maker will add a 'wrong' number in the hope of enticing unsuspecting buyers to part with their money for a 'rare' maker. As these get passed on down the chain over time, dodgy dealers will offer them as the same, either aware or not that they're passing on a fake. If the prices for these crosses were 50 each it is only a half hearted appemt to sell them as original as most genuine collectors won't buy the price.
    Regarding the '333' marked fakes, I believe there was a genuine reason for them to be marked as such but can't remember for the life of me what it was. If anyone knows, please post here.

  9. #18

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    I have heard of these conspiracy theories:

    1. Its a Japanese fake as some Japanese NCO swords are marked 333

    2. Weitze thinks its a genuine maker from Strassbourg

    3. The faker used digits from his birthday dates

    ???

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Or turn the digits on their sides...

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    I asked both sellers and indeed they're marked 51.
    I don't yet own a EK so i would have bought one if not for this forum....they look good.
    Thank you again guys

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