They do it because they know that someone with little knowledge will come along and buy it, lol
I don,t like it it makes me verry angry this items are destroyed for Always.
An alleged SS presentation/honor/award/dress/whatever bayonet can be sold for a lot more money than a simple, honest, run-of-the mill bayonet.
All you need is someone willing to believe in it and unfortunately, since a sucker is still born every minute, there is a never-ending supply of such people.
"a sucker is born every minute" is a good US idiom. I wonder how it translates into German?
The embellishment of things has been ongoing since I started. It is sad. The process has destroyed many German helmets with silly decals and such.
Humankind is deeply flawed in certain elemental ways.