Not neccesarily. Some of the vendors that cater to reenactors sell swords with such markings so the user has one marked similar to the originals. Fall Creek Suttlers and C&S Sutlery sell such sabers. Unfortunately, if you are going to get into collecting original swords, you need to do some homework to learn about original markings, or seek advice from someone who has already obtained such knowledge.So it was made to deceive. i hope he didn't trade away something very good.
How do you correct such an awful mistake? I guess you just laugh at yourselfEh, no skin off my back. I presented him with what I had learned, complete with comparison photos, and he told me he wants an expert to look at it. That ****** me off until he said that even if it's a repo that it's worth $600 because that's what his friend (the seller) told him. I could only laugh because he went from ignorant to stupid in two sentences.