Lead Moderator European Armoury
Join Date: Dec 2004
Look at this pair of Palstave axes. This is an actual challenge to test authenticity. Even a certain expert, judging by the pictures, told me they were good. It took me a zillion demarches (museums and all) to end up finding out they were a fake. When one day i showed them to a well known local collector, he recognized them and told me they were the result of an attempt by some skillful guy in that, he bet he was able to reproduce his axes originals, so well that such wouldn't be noticeable.
In vain i tried to sell them with no profit;then i tried to return them to the local original seller ... with success. Mind you, he never tried to deceive me; he just sold me something he assumed not knowing what it was.