Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggers. Collectors have become increasingly interested in weapons from ancient Asia and the Middle East. Attempting to fight forgeries, physicists are now adding their imaging power to authenticate these weapons. Source 2x.
This sounds like it's very expensive to do. I understand the need to spot forgeries, but there are other ways. It's easy to find machine made blades by looking at the cut and grain of it. It's also fairly easy to spot a forgery by looking at the tang if you can get to it without hurting the knife. Harder is from the work on the pommel.
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