I'm not qualified to give an opinion on authenticity but the guys will like to see a picture of the other side of the blade with ideally a close up of the maker logo or RZM number. Also does this knife have a scabbard? If so, a picture of that would help.
HJ knives were used and abused by the boys so often found in condition like this.
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So far so good.
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who is the maker?
Looks like an original early one to me! See if the diamond wiggles (side to side) always a nice sign. It looks like a steel hilt too (minor rust) which is correct. Likely its not RZM marked as there is no ricasso on the blade. I would like to see the scabbard. A good piece.
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Oh and its missing a buffer pad...
its looks good to me.
I do not have the scabbard.
I saw the buffer pad was missing, which made me question, if it was original or not...
I will post a picture of the other side soon.
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This is a different knife
It seems legit as far as i can see from these 2 pictures