This is 1 of the first 8 original swords produced before the official release to the public of the 20th anniversary release from Albion. Albion 20th The only difference is the etching technique (EDM not as deep). I've verified it's authenticity with Mike at Albion. IMHO these are more collectible that the 1000# run of the anniversary editions. The blade has been sharpened by Jody Samson... Email trades if any, or purchase outright for $1,500 I have better pics if you'd like them! Interests: M1A AR's HK USP 45/Tactical HK USP 45 + cash IM or email You never know!!!