I saw your other thread on http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/sh...hp?tid/926741/...
The ad says vintage. Most likely it does have solid brass bolsters the older knives did use solid brass. However, if this is a transitional knife and I think it is that is when newer production methods were being introduced it is possible that the bolsters are solid brass but stamped. This knife was most likely assembled by hand and not hand made. AGA makes great knives I own many of them and I'm very happy with all my knives from Angelo Campolin Jr. It is a family business. Angelo, Gianni , Angelo three generations. Roadside is a reputable dealer I have had no issues with this supplier.
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