Carl was long dead when these reels were produced. Unless you were there at the time of manufacture then you really don't know what you're talking about.You cant have it both ways. On one hand you say that you burst my bubble which is another way saying that your wrong. Then on the other hand you admit the handle is a 600 series graphite which makes it not 100% factory which falls under the category of frankensteined. Though one could argue the minor technicality.
For $860. it should be 100% factory and better be signed by Carl N himself!