Real Aligtor or Crocodile purse?

Submitted by Tracey on 02/09/2004. ( )

Hello, I found a purse that is croc or aligator looking, problem is I cant tell if its real, it has no tag or markings. Is there any way for me to know for sure? Thank You, Tracey

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you could

This response submitted by wetnwild on 02/10/2004. ( )

Look closely at the scale print edges. If it is plastic, the scale pattern will be stamped. Meaning, there will be no definate edge to it, it will just be compression stamped where each scale starts and stops. Tou could also look at the edge of the closure or eny other leading edge, and se if it is actrually leather or nylon. You can aslo look at the stitching. If they used real thread and stitched it, or wether it is a plastic( welded seam). These are some hints, but without looking at it myself, it will be hard to say for sure.

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