MeCo would never do a stamp that wonky...I bet I can guess which seller it is too!A known faker.
I bet it will go higher though as 1939 is the magic date for webbing.
Got this recently, did not pay a lot for it. I don't know if it's got a fake date of 1938 on it because the strap looks well worn but the marking still seems pretty clear.
Any ideas if this is fake?
It looks okay to me baz. Just out of curiosity, is the brass hook stamped with a 'regd' number?
just had a look and yes it has got a regd number
That's a nice example you have! They stopped stamping the patent number on those hooks by 1940, though I have seen some late war examples that were stamped (must have been using old stock from the bottom of the barrel).
Thank you for the information. It was a lucky find at the local antiques shop. it was one of a pair i bought for £8
Nice buy, I'd say!