It's very hard to tell. I would ask for better close-ups. His other items look fine, but you never know.
This is one of those things you have to hold in your hand, or hope he gives refunds (or you'll be talking to the eBay claims department). I also think the green is off, but that could easily be the camera.
The first pic I posted is a close-up of the can in question. The second pic I posted is a can that was on Worthpoint, where the seam looks similar to the can in question. The factory crimping marks are off-set the same.
I posted a third pic of some cans that I think are real (internet pic), just to compare. I would hate to declare this guys item as fake from questionable pictures, but I would definitely ask questions if I was buying it.
One on fleabay is real. I don't see any fakes from that seller.
I tend to agree with Metro. The printing looks good, the seams look good, all the other markings look good.
I'm not an expert on these handy oilers, but what makes some of you guys think they are fake?
And just an FYI, that particular Mohawk brand is NOT the same as the Mohawk brand out of Bakersfield, California (like the logo in my avatar pic).
Yeah, this the New Jersey company (Mohawk Refining Corp of Newark). Same logo on their other cans along with the tomahawk ones. I collect the company, wherein lies my interest, but have been repeatedly scared off from these because of the split consensus. It seems there is as many long-timers that think it’s the real deal as there is those that think it’s fake. Bummer, I’d love to add one if there could ever be a confirmation (photo, other records, etc.). I appreciate the discussion and everyone’s input, fingers crossed someday it can be put to bed.