this is just my opinion and feel free to let it go in one ear and out the other but for me, having these in hand isn't gonna help anything here.
i'd just stay away. you don't need the hassle of the back and forth shipping.
it doesn't mean anything that the guy has marked them "100% genuine". the fact is, you're going to get them in your hands, and be frustrated with bad opinions on them whether he's holding them or you. in these situations you end up returning them or holding them with gnawing regret. this is a feeling a lot of collectors have experienced and it doesn't go away unlike a cold.
keep looking. you will find an awesome set with a little patience!
What is the flower dusting test, I never heard of this ?
i don't know what it is either. i was just kinda suffering in silence waiting for someone else to ask!
Curiosity got the better of me so I Googled it.
It's something to do with cake decorating.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
The Flower Dusting Test, from wikipisstaking:
If you examine the pollen from the flowers under a scanning electron microscope you can, by comparing the % of the different species identified, establish what the environment was like during the period of use of the shoulder boards and it is possible to date them to within a period of a 10,000 years and also as to which part of the world they were used in.
Probably not much use for deciding original from fake in this case, or for anything from WWII, but it sounds good.
Please delete if not funny or disrespectful
Whatever its just an opinion.
so using this test we can pinpoint these boards as having been made between 3067-3055 BC and 6933-6945 AD!