In one way, none of that matters. The thing I like best about Swordgate (and one of the reasons why it's important) is that it is a discussion based on actual piece of physical evidence: the sword. When you have physical evidence to examine and evaluate, the source of an idea or a claim becomes less important. That's why Pulitzer's identification of the sword as a "100 percent confirmed" Roman artifact is key. Although I haven't been able to examine the Nova Scotia sword firsthand (and perhaps I will never be permitted to do that), we have been able to develop a lot of information relevant to understanding what it might mean. In my opinion, all signs point to the Nova Scotia being a 19th century creation. That's the simplest, most plausible, and certainly most testable hypothesis I can see at this point. The test of the sword becomes an effective test of the credibility of both Pulitzer and the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society.
Anyway, for your entertainment here are a few links to videos that help to flesh out the "Treasure Force Commander" identity that Pulitzer now seems to be trying to leave in the rear-view mirror. I don't know the whole backstory (and I don't really care that much, as it isn't strictly relevant to determining whether the sword is a Roman artifact or not), but these videos appear to have been produced in an effort to market a "Treasure Force" reality show in which the "Commander" would don his paramilitary explorer costume and lead his nicknamed and body-armored troops out in search of gold treasure. Enjoy!