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as you know there are certain technical processes involved in regards to imprinting, punching, stamping or edging of markings.
Ashley58's cross, the marking does not behold the same punching/marking process as of EKI's marked by Wagner that I am aware off. (which doesn't mean that I would know them all) therefore I stated that it doesn't convince me. I NEVER STATED THAT THE EKI, IS OR COULD BE A FAKE
Certainly I would never forward such as statement without seeing the front-view of an EKI 1870 in the first place
Learning and improving upon ones knowledge to me isn't about listening and simply adhering to what someone else might simply state.
But to see evidence towards the statement, and or to have a discussion about different views so as to gain knowledge due to different levels of knowledge or expertise amongst the participants.
As you know I am very new to this Forum and it does take some time (at least for me) to analyze certain posters characteristics. There are those who are extremely helpful and cordial and there are those who just pound around their weight and opinions.
Below is a photo showing the kind of technical process that I am familiar with, seen on markings done by Wagner