I have no bloody idea.
The border on the runes is faint but visible on number 2 if you click on the image. What initially concerned me about decal 2 was the edges on the left rune and the interior edges of the black border. They just look crooked to me. But on decal 3...I noticed the pulver has various shades of yellow...which makes it look artificial. I'm really questioning both of them, I don't know for sure which is good. I have to change my answer to 'I have no bloody idea'.
EXACTLY why I voted number two.. Number three just looks TOO GOOD.. Like it was beat with a chain to add usage to the lid/decal..
Anyways if it were done in combat, and after all these years where the decal is missing pieces from the "wear", my question is wheres the rust at??
Its like brand new under the decal, and paint on lid in spots..
This is why I always say "never sleep on SS decals", and tonight I broke my own rule n got caught with decal number 3. I was too confident I guess until I went back to number 2 and noticed the pulver and unique lines of the first rune which I over looked. Hope we have more of these quizes in the future. Good training for our eyes.
Decal number 3 is very convincing at first glance, but the overall look of the decal is just not convincing. Its an excellent copy imo, and one of the best copies i've seen, but just not 100% convincing. I wish I can have both these decals under the scope.
Corey, look very closely at decal number 3. You will noticed the runes dont have clean lines. They have that "saw tooth" effect. Just look closely and u should be able to spot them. The most visible one is on the first rune where the rune breaks in the middle, there u should be able to see it.