What the hell is ADM ???
ADM = Advanced Digital Magnification.
It's going beyond using a simple jewelers loupe and using a digital microscope to magnify up to 400x. My theory was twofold,1- that fakers cannot replicate to a magnified level and 2- that individual decals including fakes will have a certain and specific traits to them at a highly magnified level of detail. Both have thus far proven to be true in SS decals. There's many a thread on GHW including several pinned threads on this, I've not the time at the moment to expand further but it's a very useful tool however it doesn't replace knowledge and cautions required to make judgements as many comparables need to be made before drawing a conclusion.
PS thank you for the compliments, and like I said I think even ADM might not help in the case. It's got to be a gut determining factor and I tend to think this helmets a good one.
Last edited by SSamir; 07-26-2012 at 02:40 AM.
Here's some of the fakes I study. I have a few other types not pictured in another binder.
Below is a quick shot of a low end fake with 20X magnification. (You already can tell its bad).
Heres another shot but this time with 400X the magnification. At 400X the magnification, it gets confusing for first timers. Note the pulver in this one is kind of thin and the graphics of the rune is incorrect, made by a modern inkjet copier, but its best to look up Dougb's sticky thread on ADM or you can ask member DH (Frank), he also knows ADM well.
I also learned you must practice on few different types of fakes and few different types of originals to have a better understanding of what to look for or expect. I myself still practice, but with limited originals and fakes it can be long and a tough learning experience (at least for me it is).
Thank you Doug and Samir for the thorough explanation. I got the point