Authentic or Fake? A Close Look at Glass Floats

Learn how to tell the difference between an authentic and fake glass float.

authentic or fake glass floats
This is an Authentic Japanese Fishing Glass Float.

authentic green glass float
Authentic glass floats are those that were manufactured for actual usage. They are made made with heavy glass and show normal use such as scars, scrapes, chips, and dings.

glass fishing floats
This means that impeccable floats in bright colors are not authentic. They are contemporary versions that honor the originals, but have never experienced the currents of the sea. However, they are still vintage and sought after since they were made by the same companies who manufactured the authentic floats, but to be sold in gift shops. Image via AtticMag.