Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The Aussie Bush
Hi Detlef and Jose,
Yes it did go high but, as you say, no higher than other examples in the last few years. I'm always cautious when weapons are valued highly for their decorative components--it leaves the door open to fakers who can dress up an old inexpensive blade and pass it off for something it is not.
The one that just finished online does look legit to me, but I think this is an area in which one should be very careful--especially buying online when it is not possible to inspect the item closely.