It really amazes me that these are not "real" knives. I assure you, judging by those photos, there isn't a single person (who didn't know better) that would be able to tell you that the knife pictured is a prop.
Thanks so much for all the kind words, each and every one of you.
I have wanted a really well preserved Lamson for ages but simply cannot afford 1000-1200 for one!! This knife is so close to the real thing that I am no longer worried about getting a real one and the Elrod is just as magnificient.
Thanks everyone for helping me celebrate my scores and thanks to you James for REALLY adding so much to this hobby. You really make a bunch of us like myself as happy as kids at Halloween when a box from the "GREEN ROOM" comes to our homes!
"I am talking about the real possibility that he is still out there!" - Dr. Sam Loomis