I just received this 62055 from an auction I won on the bay, and I think, at the very least, the clip has been replaced and probably is a fake. But, before I get my panties in a wad and contact the seller, I would like your opinions, please. I just got it about 20 minutes ago, but what I see so far: The clip is the wrong shape, has no swedge at all, and has been heavily ground down. The curve between the tip and the nail mark is, for lack of a better description, way too curvy. Also, I can see where the back of the clip where the tang starts has been altered by filing or grinding to match up with the end of the spring. The "CASE XX" lettering just doesn't look right. I've looked at a bunch of my other CASE XX's and none have this type of font. The letters seem a little crooked, too fat, sharp, deep and perhaps are newly struck. Maybe there is a burn mark from heating right where the "XX" is. The pen doesn't match the clip at all, and is just what I would expect from a knife of this age, some pitting and it has a smooth surface. Also, the clip has a strong 1/2 stop and the pen has no 1/2 stop, and the other 2 - 055"s I own have no 1/2 stops on either blade. However, I don't see any evidence of this knife having been disassembled to replace the clip. Also, the clip is about 1/4" short, but I don't see the usual characteristics of a blade that has had a broken tip.
Thanks for your input!
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