A relic could have fallen off the back of a truck or the company cook left it in his dugout so the assumption that a relic is steeped in history is also incorrect.
We many times fill in our own blanks on pieces that are unnamed or not unit marked.
As for worn cloth examples there is a big difference between wear and relic condition. I have a killer Kreta cuff title I wouldnt trade for the world as it is worn condition. You couldnt give me a mint one. But I wouldnt want something that has been stuck in the ground for 65 years and is barely recognizable either,
in the end to each his own