Just because I have posted, and have a differing opinion, does not mean I am right. Nor does it mean that I own, or do not own this knife. We all love Randalls and I only mean my differences as to pose another view. I think that Joe's answer is the most efficient; that is, once the knife is in hand would be the best way to evaluate the it for any experienced collector/dealer. Wishing everyone all the best, DR.