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    Thanks for the reply George. This particular...

    Thanks for the reply George.

    This particular sword does have the Bavarian motto "In Treue Fest" etched on both the obverse and reverse of the blade. It is almost impossible to see in the photos...
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    Bavarian Infantry Officer Sword

    Gents,

    I thought I would post an Imperial Bavarian Infantry Officer sword that I picked up at SOS last month. This is a Bavarian Infantry Officer sword made in the form of a South German sword...
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    Italian Police Officer Sword

    Gents,

    I thought I would show a recently acquired sword for a Fascist Police Officer. These swords are quite scarce. It is similar to the Italian Colonial Police sword but it is more ornate. ...
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    Bavarian Mourning knots (Portepee)

    Gents,

    I picked up two black Bavarian Mourning knots (Portepee) at SOS that I wanted to show. These Officer sword knots are quite rare and the only two I have ever seen for sale at a military...
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    Very nice... :drool:

    Very nice... :drool:
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    OK David, We will let you get by with getting...

    OK David,

    We will let you get by with getting your Wak in just under the wire for 2019 this year. But, I can't quite make out the menuki in your nicely wrapped grip. What are they?
  7. Yes, a version of the Austrian Model 1877 "Light...

    Yes, a version of the Austrian Model 1877 "Light Version" Cavalry Saber. These were used by mounted artillery batteries after a reorganization of the artillery in 1876. The backstraps of these...
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    It looks like your deluxe Marine Offizier sword...

    It looks like your deluxe Marine Offizier sword is named on the reverse fold down guard. It may be research-able.
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    Vladimir, Sharp pointy things like bayonets...

    Vladimir,

    Sharp pointy things like bayonets are also OK for this thread. It is really whatever is your favorite edged weapon this year.

    Great swords (edged weapons) being shown so far. I...
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    Absolutely right David. It looks like some of...

    Absolutely right David. It looks like some of our colleagues have been having very good luck in locating swords that they have been after for awhile. That is always nice.
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    Nice swords guys! That USN cutout Navy...

    Nice swords guys!

    That USN cutout Navy cutlass is rare and to have the Peterson collection provenance is great. I really like the original scabbard as well.

    Eric, your Model 1911 Springfield...
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    Your Best Sword of 2019

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    Christmas is over so it is now time, once again, to post your best sword acquisition of 2019. It does not have to be the most expensive or the rarest sword in your collection, just the one...
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all here. ...

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all here.

    George
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    Thanks Dale. Yes, mine is the Trooper model with...

    Thanks Dale. Yes, mine is the Trooper model with the single fixed ring as well. I picked it up from a fellow who was carrying it around in a show trying to find a buyer... which he did.

    George
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    Bavarian Curiassier Sword

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    I picked up a fairly scarce Imperial Bavarian Curiassier sword at a militaria show this weekend that I thought I would show. It is made with a straight blade with two narrow fullers like...
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    German Police NCO Sword

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    I thought I would show a nice German Police NCO Sword (Polizei-Unterfuhrerdegen) that I picked up at a show last week. This is an example of the straight sword (Degen) worn by certain...
  17. Japanese Army Type 95 Late War Sword

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    I picked up a nice late war Army Type 95 NCO sword at a militaria show this weekend that I thought I would show.

    This is an example of one style of the 1944-45 period "last ditch"...
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    My experience with Horstmann swords has been they...

    My experience with Horstmann swords has been they were the epitome of "parts is parts" maker/assemblers/dealers. The S&F sword is neat and unique with these mother of pearl grips. I might worry...
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    Clearly this last sword is a Horstmann product...

    Clearly this last sword is a Horstmann product since it is marked in the etching "Horstmann / Philadelphia". The "H" within a shield re-enforces the belief that this H marking also indicates a...
  20. This is the first one of these I have ever seen...

    This is the first one of these I have ever seen either Dale. Nice find!
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    These both appear to be two of the fantasy swords...

    These both appear to be two of the fantasy swords that come out of China from what I can see. They are made to deceive the buyer into thinking they are old swords.
  22. These Joe Walters House of Swords reproductions...

    These Joe Walters House of Swords reproductions just live on and on.

    Thanks for pointing this one out.
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    Your sword seems to be made in the general form...

    Your sword seems to be made in the general form of an Austrian Cavalry saber. However, it does not seem to match any of the official forms in the small details. Perhaps something made by Horster...
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    Tony, Yes, your Austrian sword is the Model...

    Tony,

    Yes, your Austrian sword is the Model 1861 Infantry Officer sword that continued in use through WWI and later. Yours is German made for the Austrian trade and was retailed by M. Wolf in...
  25. Good catch Dale! The gilt cypher on the blade is...

    Good catch Dale! The gilt cypher on the blade is the cherry on the top.
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