Originally Posted by chronic
IIRC, genuine croc items have small dot imprints on each scale.
False. This is a sign of the caiman, which is a cheap alternative to genuine alligator. The small dot you are referring to is a scale from calcium deposit. Unless you are referring to the ISO pores, the integumentary sensory organ pores.
Here's something I found that may be useful.http://alligatorfur.com/alligator/croc.htm
It looks like this topic has generated few responses. At this point I'm thinking general lack of knowledge on the part of the forumites
or else little interest in this topic, which I cannot believe.