ARIZONA SWORDS

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This fake shows up for sale on internet auction sites, and often fools novice collectors!  

 It is a well-made copy aged to look period by rust pitting the blade and treating the brass chemically to age it.

However, one quick way to identify a fake is the tang and how it is pinned. Original will be round, Fakes are rectangle in shape.

Also, look at the wood and blade shape. Original have a rose-wood smooth finish and a thinner blade.

LOOK AT THE QUALITY OF THE KNIFE

THIS IS A FAKE

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THIS IS REAL

Notice the quality of the blade; the rose-wood grip, the file marks on the brass, a narrow blade, and the round tang pinning.

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