Some brands and models are faked more than others. It's well known that many Mont Blanc models are faked, as are the Parker Sonnets. The makes frequently faked can include (but probably are not limited to): Cartier, Christian Dior, Dupont, Dunhill, LV, Gucci, Mont Blanc, Parker and Hero.
Models frequently faked: MB146, MB149, Parker Sonnet, Parker Rialto, Hero 616.
So how does one spot a fake? The best bet is to take a look at a couple of these articles:
Parker Sonnet: http://www.penhero.c...onnetClones.htm or http://www.stylophil...7-06/07sonn.htm and http://azfp.blogspot...ke-sonnets.html
Sonnet boxes: http://azfp.blogspot...ine-sonnet.html
Hero 616: http://www.fountainp...ic=106057&st=15
ST Dupont: http://www.stylophil...-06/02count.htm
Penpedia Wikki: http://penpedia.com/...on_Counterfeits
If you see any other articles that help identify fakes, please add the article at the end of this thread. We will update the list above as & when appropriate.
Edited by richardandtracy, 31 August 2010 - 12:52.