There is actually a "dot/L" on each piece.
It could be the fella that made them OR it could just be a way of keeping track of which pieces go together (more likely)
I've seen these somewhere before, and I'll try to find them...
The Fleabay seller of this image also sells a LOT of faux antiques at affordable pricing, The piece I post has a "buy now" of 14.99.
The second image uses the same hardware as yours.
I think it would make a fine collectible for your kiddo... as long as he gets the story behind them.
It's not junk if you look at it for what it is. Hand made in India, and most likely supporting an entire family.
Youtube... "India Knife Maker" https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... nife+maker
WTB Kershaw 2120 MACHO Lockback Parts knife
I need a pile side scale. THX!