I have collected german headgear for the past 3 years. Recently I have wanted to get a nice Imperial German sword to hopefully start a sword collection. I am trying to start a sword collection and trying to find a cheaper one to start with. I saw this one on ebay for an alright price. I dont know much about how to spot fakes so I am posting this here. I know there is a policy that you have to post the images and not the link but I am on my phone so all I can do is post the link WW1 German Officer Sword Great Shape Artillery Officer Rare Piece | eBay

Thanks for looking