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  1. Well, I have visited General Terry's crypt in the...

    Well, I have visited General Terry's crypt in the Grove St Cemetery in New Haven, several times. It would be nice to know if this was his sword...

    Dale
  2. Robert: Hesse, Baden, Wuerttemburg, I get...

    Robert: Hesse, Baden, Wuerttemburg, I get confused as they all used similar patterns..On this one, a good shot of the crest on the guard would help me figure it out for you..

    I have noted that a...
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    Thanks, I had not as well, and this one is very...

    Thanks, I had not as well, and this one is very unusual for the KKM. I was hoping someone here knew more about it..I think it dates from 1883, as that when they allowed the folding guard to be...
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    Older Kriegsmarine Saber, Wilhem I

    Guys: Got this recently. No maker, seems to be an earlier model, as it has "W", but not "W II"

    Dale
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    Not widely known, but Springfield used metric...

    Not widely known, but Springfield used metric threads and measures for a long time, they simply converted them to inches to cover it up. For some reason, they thought it should be a secret...This...
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    Eric: The first design was a saber, after much...

    Eric: The first design was a saber, after much wrangling, it was decided to make it a straight blade...I think there are some of the prototypes offered for sale from time to time, but at big bucks......
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    IOD 1818 a/A Long Serving Officer's ??

    Guys: This fellow served from at least 1888, The Year of the 3 Kaisers, until at latest, 1914. The blade is sharpened for WW I.

    It shows the Cypher of FW III who reigned only for a few months in...
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    IOD a/A Mod 1818 ?

    Guys: Kingdom of Prussia, Infantry Officer, Model of 1818, replaced in 1889 by the IOD 89. This pattern was handed down to certain "Beamte" or Officials, The Post Office had their own pattern, but...
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    "L. P. O. Zlatoust 1858 Year" Dale

    "L. P. O. Zlatoust 1858 Year"

    Dale
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    Tony: Weyersburg Kirschbaum & Co., after 1908....

    Tony: Weyersburg Kirschbaum & Co., after 1908. Single ring, blued scabbard. So this is most likely WW I or just before...If there is a Cypher and Date on top of the ricasso, that will date it...
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    Tony: One more thing, any sword this fancy, if it...

    Tony: One more thing, any sword this fancy, if it was Mexicano, would have the "Eagle and Snake on the Cactus" Motif....or at least "RM" for Rupublica Mexicana somewhere on it...

    Dale
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    Tonyo: Maximilian II, King of Bavaria. Hilt style...

    Tonyo: Maximilian II, King of Bavaria. Hilt style and the grip shield are dead giveaways. Note the diamonds under the initial "M", Bavarian motif...Maximilian II reigned 1848 to 1864, followed by the...
  13. Erstes Schwerer Reiter Palasch Bavarian Heavy Cavalry

    Guys: Got this off the big brown truck...Bavarian Mod 1860 Kuerrassier Palasch. The trade mark is the King's Head of Weyersburg & Co, before 1887. Well hidden under the leather washer.

    Unit...
  14. "Reserve Proviants Colone" The food and drink...

    "Reserve Proviants Colone" The food and drink guys..

    Dale
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    Guys; This seller was cleaning out houses for a...

    Guys; This seller was cleaning out houses for a bank locally. He has my card and phone number now...

    Dale
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    Gene; Thanks, this does not happen very often, as...

    Gene; Thanks, this does not happen very often, as everyone has discovered the Net, and looks for values now..

    Dale
  17. The Issue/Ordnanz Saber is marked for E u.H...

    The Issue/Ordnanz Saber is marked for E u.H Neuhaus Solingen. This maker was active from 1833 to 1890. They are listed in Bezdek as a retailer of swords, so possibly the maker is not known. The Extra...
  18. Ordnanz vs. Extra Wuerttemburg. Sabers

    Guys: I thought you would like to see the difference between Ordnanz (Official Pattern) and Extra or Privately purchased Sabers. Both are the Wuerttemburg Artillery and Supply Train models as used in...
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    Guys; I got these for a lot less than the "usual...

    Guys; I got these for a lot less than the "usual suspect" prices, this seller had a lot of non-edged weapon stuff as well--camping gear and such, and a lawnmower.....I do not think he cared about the...
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    Flea market bayonets

    Guys: Found at a local flea market. Model 71, NCO sawback, totally unmarked. Mod 71/84 Issue, dated 86 and marked for a replacement unit, WK&Co. and an extra purchase 71/84 ordnanz, that fits the...
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    Tonyo: Prussia, before 1918, Infantry Officer's...

    Tonyo: Prussia, before 1918, Infantry Officer's Saber of the Fusileer Pattern. Certain Regiments had one or two fusileer companies, and the officers and higher NCO's carried this instead of the IOD...
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    Tonyo: When I get out of work and get home, I...

    Tonyo: When I get out of work and get home, I will look this one up for you...

    A lot of European countries used a similar design, but this one looks Saxon to me.

    Dale
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    Germany, Kingdom of Saxony, heavy cavalry, early...

    Germany, Kingdom of Saxony, heavy cavalry, early 19th Century.

    Dale
  24. George: Skinny blade, and very late configuration...

    George: Skinny blade, and very late configuration of the blade...Almost looks like a 1920's commemorative or a veterans' purchase model...The makers continued to make Imperial patterns for the...
  25. The German Saber is a late model, after 1908. ...

    The German Saber is a late model, after 1908.

    Dale
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