Very nice that it came directly from the SVP of Production at AMC, I guess there would be no reason to doubt it's authenticity.
Probably just a background item or piece of set dressing, but very cool :thumbsup
Wait a minute, you have not watched the show and know little about it?:eek. Cool of him to give it to you:thumbsup. You now owe it to the best flash light you ever ever owned to go out and eigther read the novels or watch the show. I would do both, just to be safe.