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    Identify Roman sword

    Hello, I would identify this sword.
    The seller said:
    "Medieval Templar Sword Roman Style"
    I wonder if that's true and it may be years?
    In what century it should be?








    Thank you, friends.

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    I would say anytime you see a "style" in the name that is exactly what you are getting. Something that is not quite but an accumulation of something that sort of looks like a few things put together.
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    "Modern Tourist piece with fake aging"
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    In short, it has no historical value??

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    None whatsoever.
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    I am very sorry but I have to concur with Mr Rousch.

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    Looks like it started out as a cheap Spanish wall-hanger copy of a 'San Fernando' sword, it appears to have been re-gripped and the blade & pommel have been reworked at some point...
    This link shows what the 'original' may have looked like. http://www.armsoftheworld.com/produc...roducts_id=308
    Last edited by Matt A.R; 12-20-2011 at 01:38 PM.
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    Note that medieval swords did not have a flat blade with only edges ground in. Their cross sections always had more relief. They did not have a ricasso like that as well.

    The grip is obviously a replacement as you can't get that much moisture damage on the blade and then have a pristine grip.; etc and so on...
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