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    Looks like Christobol Colon on that one...

    Looks like Christobol Colon on that one (Columbus)? Could be a fraternal society.

    Dale
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    Tony: The first one is made by PD Lunenschloss, I...

    Tony: The first one is made by PD Lunenschloss, I do not know for whom. The second one is British, model is unknown to me, I am sure the other fellows here will tell us. VR is Queen Victoria for...
  3. Nice Cutlass. "P GG" means it was inspected by...

    Nice Cutlass. "P GG" means it was inspected by Gert Gansevoort at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I cannot remember if it was during or after the US Civil War. I suspect that all the cutlasses that were...
  4. Jeff Noll's "T" listing

    Guys: Here is the listing from Jeff's book. Note the block letter (Romanisches Schrift) for Train units, and the Italic T for Telegrafen units...

    This is how one tells the difference in unit...
  5. Guys: I have had the issue sabers just unit...

    Guys: I have had the issue sabers just unit marked, but this one is first I have ever seen in 45+ years...

    Dale
  6. Prussian Telegraph Batt. Drivers' Saber

    Guys: I have all kinds of these etched and blued German Swords, but this is first one I have ever seen for a Prussian Telegraph Battalion Driver. One sees Husar X, Kürrasier Y, Dragoner Z, etc. but...
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    Verein/Association Sabers

    Tony: It was fun posting in my second language...I should find the musterbuch and post the page....Found the book, pix added..

    Bergbau or Mining has the crossed mallets. The rest are listed as...
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    Juan: Carried in a big survival kit in larger...

    Juan: Carried in a big survival kit in larger aircraft, fighter pilots got the folding type with the metal edge protector, that was part of the parachute pack...

    Dale
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    Tony: I had to join a German Language site just...

    Tony: I had to join a German Language site just to find out..I have the 1901 Catalog and wondered what heck was going on with all the "Schlepsäbeln" listed with the Lodge Swords ??? It took a while...
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    Juan; This is why a lot of collectors thought...

    Juan; This is why a lot of collectors thought this some kind of super secret OSS Kris Knife! Carter Rila, some years ago found the contract documents and solved the mystery.

    I think even the least...
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    Tony: You have a "Schleppssäbel" These are not issue, rather private purchase for wear by former or inactive members of the Prussian Army. This is the Artillery version, there are also Cavalry and...
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    ESK 10 Survival Kit Knife

    Guys: While thrashing thru my stuff, looking for a Palosch, I found this item. WW 2 USAAF SE Asia survival kit knife. 328 were procured in 1943-44 for this use.

    Cruver Mfg had the contract and...
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    Guys; It was three year volunteers who were...

    Guys; It was three year volunteers who were allowed to buy their own weapon. Regular conscripts could not, unless the changed their status.

    Conscripts who served honorably were allowed to buy a...
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    One more thing, after 45+ years of looking at...

    One more thing, after 45+ years of looking at these weapons, one finds the Saxon heavy cavalry extra purchase saber the hardest to find, Bavaria and Prussia are a lot easier to locate.

    I have seen...
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    Tom: The Bavarians were the worst offenders,...

    Tom: The Bavarians were the worst offenders, there are at least 6 different heavy cavalry models that were available for private purchase, and the buyer could specify what features he wanted...It...
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    Tom: Yes, I had to go to the usual suspects to...

    Tom: Yes, I had to go to the usual suspects to make sure, the gold Degen is an officials sword. There is no plain version listed, only more fancier! The unstopped groove on the Saxon had me thinking...
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    Tom: Sorry, the Degen is German Reich State...

    Tom: Sorry, the Degen is German Reich State Officials, the Saber is Saxon, Artillery, Train Battalion, or non combat troops, like a Horse Depot.

    They often say the Fancier Gold washed folding...
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    Tom: That is what most think it is, but there is...

    Tom: That is what most think it is, but there is a "Musterbuch" or Catalog reprint that says it is a "Staatsbeamter Degen", or State Officials' Degen..It is possible that the same fancy design was...
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    Tom: That is what most think it is, but there is...

    Tom: That is what most think it is, but there is a "Musterbuch" or Catalog reprint that says it is a "Staatsbeamter Degen", or State Officials' Degen..It is possible that the same fancy design was...
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    Austrian Inf. Off. with the correct scabbard..

    Austrian Inf. Off. with the correct scabbard..
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    Recent gun show/flea market finds

    Fellows: I found these two recently..Both are in rather nice shape for 100+ years...

    Does anyone know what they are?? I have an idea...

    Dale
  22. Various Prussian Side Arms and Bayonets

    Gentlemen: I am making a separate thread on this for those interested in the Prussian side arms and faschine knives.

    At the top are two of the Fusilieren Seitengewehren Mod 1860. This was issued...
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    Gene: Just turned up locally at one of our shows,...

    Gene: Just turned up locally at one of our shows, and one was at Stewart's in AZ...Not a lot of funds were needed, all at reasonable prices..

    ETA: I have seen the private purchase versions with...
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    Fellows: This weapon lasted longer in service as a walking out dress item than as an issue piece.

    The blade on the walking out dress is usually straight, the issue is curved. I suspect it was...
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    FPW Prussian Sabers

    Guys: I have several of these rats, these two are dated 1857 and 1865..The shiny one is issued the 15th Hussars. The dirty example is not unit marked...Both of these have the lower ring removed, so...
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