I am not sure if these are an original set of Merrill knives or not. They look and feel genuine, but I cannot be certain. That being said they are a wonderful set and move very smoothly in your hands. And they look authentic too. These are easily as nice as the Joe Mogar knives I’ve used for years, and maybe even better. They also look like real knives that you could buy from the hardware store.
These are quite old so there is some tarnish showing on the brass. Just makes them look more realistic if you plan on actually using them.
(Notice: This does not come with any instructions.)