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    Mystery Hand Forged Sword

    Just picked up another sword, this one appears to be quite old and hand forged. I don't think it falls into the acient weapons category, so posting it here. The total length is about 41 inches,...
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    Thanks for all of the great information. When I...

    Thanks for all of the great information. When I purchased this, I was told it came from an Asmat Tribe “witch doctor” along with many other items that I have not yet seen. (West Papua- Indonesia) ...
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    I have been searching images on the net for days,...

    I have been searching images on the net for days, nothing that looks anything like this? Any clue on the age?
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    Mystery Dagger HELP

    OK, I have no idea what this one is??? Wood sheath appears to have a penis on the end of it? 5 Blades, crude layered steel. Very odd? Anyone have a clue on what this is???
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    Mystery Kris Sword Help!

    I just picked up a rather odd sword/dagger? It as about 22 inches long, looks to be rather old, and has a name on the blade I can't read. Looks like someone put lots of work into the wood carving on...
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    Mystery Sword Help??

    One of two very odd swords I just picked up. I posted the other one in the Asian section, but I have no idea on this one. This sword is about 19 1/4 inches long, weighs 1.8 lbs., appears to be...
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    Mystery Sword Help??

    I just picked up a rather odd sword/dagger? It as about 22 inches long, looks to be rather old, and has a name on the blade I can't read. Looks like someone put lots of work into the wood carving...
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    Thanks for the info. As for finding things, I...

    Thanks for the info. As for finding things, I keep running across odd looking weapons at flea markets antique stores and just have to buy them.
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    Mystery Knife?

    Well, I keep finding these odd weapons and have no idea what they are. Anyone have an idea what this odd looking knife is? It looks to be fairly old.
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    up close, it looks like it is made from stiff...

    up close, it looks like it is made from stiff rawhide like my dogs chew toy. The buckle is very uneven and looks to be hand forged.
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    Abyssinian / Ethiopian Shotel? HELP

    Just picked up another strange sword. From what I can find, it appears to be an Abyssinian / Ethiopian Shotel? It looks very crude to me, anybody have an idea on dating this thing?
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    Mystery Roman Short Sword ???

    OK, I Picked up another very odd sword. About 19 inches long, 4.5 lbs, 13 inch blade. Looks to be all handmade, bronze handle, steel blade sharpened on both sides. The blade has a slight wobble...
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    More Mystery Spears

    OK, thanks for the help on the last one, anyone have thoughts on these three? 56, 48, and 31 inches long. It looks like the shout one may have had something on the end of it?

    Rhanks
    Rich...
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    Thanks, The wire is actually copper it appears,...

    Thanks, The wire is actually copper it appears, non magnetic.
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    First rank FIRE, Second rank FIRE, Third rank...

    First rank FIRE, Second rank FIRE, Third rank FIRE! Seen it many times, awesome
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    Thanks for the information, and Idea on its age?

    Thanks for the information, and Idea on its age?
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    Mystery Spear?? Can You Help?

    HI, I just picked up another strange item, I am a sword guy but could not resist this one! Anyone have ideas on where and when this spear camee from?
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    Sorry, I have no information on this sword, I...

    Sorry, I have no information on this sword, I wish it could talk!
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    Well, Thanks for the info, there is some...

    Well, Thanks for the info, there is some similarity, I wish it was in better shape so I could have more clues to its origin. I would expect a double edge blade, the single edge seems a bit odd to me.
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    [QUOTE=Richard Schenk;1220677] Yes, clearly a...

    Yes, clearly a different Samuel Clark Randall. I think I have made some progress, It appears that the unit was disbanded after the war, but reconstituted in some form in 1872 with surviving...
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    thanks, It sure appears who ever did the...

    thanks, It sure appears who ever did the Presentation sword made it from some unusual parts. They did do a nice job, and the date range would be correct.
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    Well, I really don't have any solid information...

    Well, I really don't have any solid information on it. I picked it up at a flea market in northern Illinois, the guy told me there was a museum in Elgin Illinois that had sword and stuff, he...
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    Thanks for the info, I wish it was in better...

    Thanks for the info, I wish it was in better shape!
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    Really old sword!

    I just found this thing at a flea market and had to have it. Can anyone tell me anything about this rusty old piece of history??
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    Thanks,, Rich
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    WOW, It took me 5 years, but I finally found the...

    WOW, It took me 5 years, but I finally found the person on Sword. I found a newspaper dated the day after the date on the scabbard, describes the presentation and the sword!
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