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OldIronsidesFakes - Full Comprehensive Review
OldIronSideFakes is a juggernaut within the Fake Identification/Drivers Licenses Space. They offer identification cards for America, at relatively affordable prices given the current market conditions for Fake IDs. Despite the fact that they do various different Fake IDs the physical attributes amongst all of them are rather similar, given they are made within the same manufacturing facility with relatively similar raw parts suppliers. The primary attributes under mass contention are Card Quality (Dimensions, Tensile Strength, Printing Technique, & Underlying Material), Scanning Capabilities, Bend Test, & Blue Light Pass. These attributes are omnipresent across all jurisdictions in which an ID can be authenticated as being either real or fake upon law enforcement (car pullovers, police intervention, etc) or pass-of-entry facilities (bars, banks, etc). In this comprehensive review, we are going to analyze these attributes based on statements made by old ironside fakes and our palpable experience with the IDs in real life, as we are experts within the ID Space.
For referential sake, we have ordered multiple samples of these IDs for each and every single region they offer, but will be basing this analysis on their most popular card: United States Fake Drivers Licenses.
Card QualityThe assessment we bestow upon analyzing ID/Drivers Licenses is both Quantitative & Qualitative, as there is both a level of qualitative “experienced eye” tests and objective measurement/forensic tests that are used by both Law Enforcement & Bars/Clubs. Therefore the applied benchmarks are the following: Dimensions, Tensile Strength, Printing Technique, & Underlying Material.
Dimensions:Real US Drivers Licenses: 3.375 Inches / 85.725 Millimeter (Width), 2.125 Inches / 53.975 Millimeter (Height)
OldIronSideFakes US Drivers Licenses: 3.375 Inches / 85.725 Millimeter (Width), 2.125 Inches / 53.975 Millimeter (Height)
Pass/Fail: PASS - The Dimensions of the OldIronSideFakes are 1:1 with Real United States Drivers Licenses.
Tensile Strength:Real US Drivers Licenses: 1900 to 5400 (psi), (depending upon state & release batch/time of release)
OldIronSideFakes US Drivers Licenses: 1800 to 4300 (psi), (tested a sample size of 22 OldIronSideFakes Licenses to come to this threshold conclusion)
Pass/Fail: PASS - The Tensile Strength of the OldIronSideFakes, while not 1:1 will not be able to be noticed unless analyzed by a sophisticated testing procedure. The differences cannot be seen by the vast majority of qualitative testing.
Printing Technique:Real US Drivers Licenses: 300 DPI High-Resolution Thermal Printing (Base Layer), Secure Document UV Printing (Ultraviolet Security Protocol), & Optical Aspheric Lens Embossing (ID Embossment).
OldIronFakes US Drivers Licenses: 300 DPI High-Resolution Thermal Printing (Base Layer), Secure Document UV Printing (Ultraviolet Security Protocol), & Optical Aspheric Lens Embossing (ID Hologram Embossment).
Pass/Fail: PASS - The Printing Technique that OldIronSideFakes uses is 1:1 with Real United States Drivers Licenses.
Scanning CapabilityThe analysis of the Barcode is quite simple, we look at the design to ensure the replication is the same formatting and style as Real US Drivers Licenses, as well as the functionality of the Barcode when it is scanned. Therefore below we will go overview the Functionality & Replication in immense detail.
Functionality:Real US Drivers Licenses: Easily Readable via Scanning/Camera Modules via Law Enforcement tools or BlinkID Enabled Applications, Information Extracts: Name, Address, Date of Birth (DOB), Drivers License Number, & Expiration Date.
OldIronFakes US Drivers Licenses: Easily Readable via Scanning/Camera Modules via Law Enforcement tools or BlinkID Enabled Applications, Information Extracts: Name, Address, Date of Birth (DOB), Drivers' License Number, & Expiration Date.
Pass/Fail: PASS - The Functionality of the OldIronFakes Barcode is 1:1 with Real United States Drivers Licenses, in the vicinity of Scanning.
Replication:Real US Drivers Licenses: Uses a PDF417 Barcode (Single Code Protocol) & 2D Barcode Setup.
OldIronFakes US Drivers Licenses: Uses a PDF417 Barcode (Single Code Protocol) & 2D Barcode Setup.
Pass/Fail: PASS - The Replication of the OldIronFakes Barcode is 1:1 with Real United States Drivers Licenses, in the vicinity of the Barcode aesthetic design.
Bend TestThe Bend Test is a subjective test that can only be used by law enforcement and auxiliary Identification Experts (Bartenders, Bouncers, & Doormen), this test works in tandem with the rather objective tensile strength as previously mentioned within the “Card Quality” section within Part One. While the tensile strength is a good objective indicator, external factors like lamination thickness and application can harden or soften reactive counterbalance when compression is added to the card. Tethered to this fact, also being that lamination can potentially bubble up when stress is added to it. This can be noticed by seasoned experts that have felt hundreds to thousands of Real & Fake US Driver Identification Cards over the course of their careers. This tends to be the hardest test for Fake Identification Providers to replicate properly. Below is our comprehensive analysis regarding this rather subjective test.
Analysis:The bend test is rather subjective, however, it can be assumed that the individuals/organizations utilizing the bend test to test your card will bend it at an angle between ∠30° (minima) and ∠60° (maxima) degrees, in which the card will respond to the stresses. When bending a legitimate United States driver's License Identification card, the card should respond to the bending rather immediately and counterbalance and fold back rather quickly, added by zero damage being applied to the lamination. Lower-quality replications will not counterbalance as quickly upon adding stress, and the lamination will start to peel off; hence being indicative of a bad Fake Identity.
Given this information, this theory was applied to the old ironsides fakes United States Drivers Licenses, six cards were given the bend test, at a calculated ∠35° bend. The results were rather indicative of a high-quality fake identification, however, there were some blatant errors/flaws that could potentially be of issue.
Results:lamination process, and none of the lamination peeled off whatsoever. However, the bend
The OldIronSidesFakes United States Drivers Licenses were quite resilient upon the counterbalance was noticeable quite a bit stiff and not as reflexive, and anyone with remote experience within the Bend Test category would be completely cognizant of this during testing
it in real settings. This is quite a bummer, given how well the OldIronFakes performed during the other tests.
Pass/Fail: ⚠MODERATE - The counterbalance reflexivity of the card when compressed was not fully like the original United States Drivers License, with a noticeable level of difference in stiffness. Despite this, the card maintains its lamination, therefore it only partially failed not fully failed.
Blue Light PassThe most popular of US Drivers Licenses Authentication Tactics is the world-renowned “Blue Light Pass”, which shows attributes like Holograms and Ghost Photos that are quite minuscule, which is why most individuals using this Authentication Tactic also carry a magnifying glass in tandem with a UV Light to be able to do this test. In the past, this tactic was highly effective, but Fake ID manufacturers for the most part in recent years have been able to fabricate this to near if not perfect 1:1 standards. We are going to carry out an inspection of the OldIronSideFakes cards, using a UV Test and a Magnifying Glass; searching for both the Hologram and Ghost Photo. If these attributes are both clear and apparent, we would consider it to be a “Pass” under this final requirement. Below is our comprehensive analysis and results.
Analysis:This Blue Light Pass otherwise known as the “UV Light Test” will be conducted utilizing a handheld UV Wand, instead of a more conventional flashlight apparatus; as the light width output per distribution is far better; and is a more strenuous testing instrument. The specific light we used for this analysis is the “Handheld UV Wand” by Purify One, while it's commonly used for disinfection; its attributes also have a side purpose of being quite good for this test for United States Drivers Licenses. The Real United States License will show the holder's Birth Date and Ghost Image under a magnifying glass, in an extremely clear and nonobscure manner once seeing it. The replication must meet these standards on a 1:1 basis, otherwise, it is effectively a useless Fake Identification as this is a universal and normative procedure for checking the validity of cards.
Result:The OldIronSideFakes United States Driver’s license passed this test completely fine with everything being completely 1:1. There were zero errors when inspecting both the Ghost Image and the Birth Date upon around sixteen sample sizes of cards that we have ordered for this review.
Pass/Fail: PASS - The Replication of the OldIronFakes Ghost Image & Birth Data are truly 1:1 across all measures of vanity and objectivity.
Conclusion & Final RankingOldIronSideFakes price point is quite high at $100+/US Drivers License Identification, however, we feel as if it competes fairly well amongst other competitors within this price point; and while there are never any fake identifications that are 1:1 on all fronts, OldIronSideFakes strikes quite close on near perfection. The primary drawback was related to their performance on the bend test, everything else was practically flawless. Regardless of our in-depth review, Fake Identifications from this show would never get caught by any authoritative source doing authentication checks, as the deviations from perfections are simply too small. Possibly forensic analysis by a professional can find the imperfections, but at a Bar, Nightclub, or Pullover from the Cops, old iron fakes will bypass successfully every time.
Overall Ranking: 9.05/10 (RECOMMENDED)
- Card Quality: 9.7/10 (-0.3, Small Imperfections with Tensile Strength)
- Scanning Capabilities: 10/10
- Bend Test: 6.5/10 (-4.5, Unnecessary Stiffness Upon Compression)
- Blue Light Pass: 10/10