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    Hi Mark, thanks for providing the correct ID! It...

    Hi Mark, thanks for providing the correct ID! It came with a Mandayan bolo knife so I jumped to the conclusion that it was from the Philippines.

    Best regards,
    Len
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    Visayan Tenegre?

    I picked this bolo type weapon up recently , I thinks it's a Visayan Tenegre. The handle is made from horn as are the scabbard's throat , belt loop , bands and drag. The throat and drag are held in...
  3. Chinese M1935 sword bayonet with inscriptions...

    I picked this bayonet up today. I believe it's a Chinese M1935 bayonet manufactured for the K98 type Mausers made by various arsenals during the Nationalist and PRC eras. Can anyone translate the...
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    I believe the grip is a Cuban style called a...

    I believe the grip is a Cuban style called a "cinta" or ribbon.
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    The eagle with shield etching looks like the logo...

    The eagle with shield etching looks like the logo of the Italian Royal House of Savoy.
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    Cameron Highlander's dirk?

    I acquired this piece recently. I think it's a piper's dirk for the Cameron Highlanders. Can anyone tell me if it's the real thing or a "tourist piece"? There are no markings of any kind on the blade...
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    Thanks for the information Simon! I was wondering...

    Thanks for the information Simon! I was wondering if it was a Collins sword with Tiffany etching or a Tiffany sword with a Collins blade. As you said the etching is outstanding , I've never seen that...
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    Thanks Paul! I had found the first link but...

    Thanks Paul! I had found the first link but missed the second.
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    Civil War presentation sword

    I snagged this sword yesterday at a gun show. It was presented to a Capt. Abraham Darst of Co. "E" 7th Cavalry Missouri State Militia. Here are some pics.
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    Chinese Tiger Spear?

    Some unusual edged weapons came my way this past week. Among them was this trident spear that I've been told is a Chinese Tiger Spear or Fork. The total length is approx. 39"/99cm , width from left...
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    Thanks Eric.

    Thanks Eric.
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    Additional Tulwar pics...

    Here are some new , and I hope better , pics of the Tulwar I acquired a few days ago. I'd like to learn more about this piece and would appreciate any information the members of this forum might be...
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    Hi Timo, I picked up the sword today...

    Hi Timo,
    I picked up the sword today and proceeded to clean off the red rust and found old rust underneath ( I'm in the humid state of Florida and red rust develops quickly if metal...
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    Tulwar ID...

    Can anyone tell me what part of the Islamic world this particular tulwar might hail from and when? Is the shape of the blade unusual for this type of sword? Any info would be greatly appreciated. (I...
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    Thanks for your helpful input gents!

    Thanks for your helpful input gents!
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    Hi Eric, Thanks for the info! Overall...

    Hi Eric,
    Thanks for the info! Overall length in the scabbard is 36.5" , blade length 31.25" , width at the ricasso is 1.375". The only marking I can see on the ricasso that might indicate...
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    American sword ID?

    I just acquired this sword and was wondering if anyone could ID the model or period of use? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Len
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    My best sword find of 2013 is actually an unusual...

    My best sword find of 2013 is actually an unusual sword bayonet. The blade is a type usually found on Austrian socket bayonets this one however has an off set grip , contoured to fit the hand. It was...
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    A pair of dhas...

    I recently came across a pair of dha type swords and I'd like to try to get some confirmation as to whether they are "real" or just tourist trade pieces. The swords are matching in decoration about...
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    Hi gents,
    Well we took the handle off of the sword and found...nothing. Absolutely no markings at all , a dead end.:( ( To top it off the tanto is resisting all efforts to remove the...
  21. Out of the woodwork Japanese tanto & katana

    A few weeks ago a friend called me from a gun show he was attending. He said there was a gent walking the show hawking a samurai sword and "hari kari" dagger his brother brought back from WWII. My...
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    Thanks for your input George. I read online that...

    Thanks for your input George. I read online that a way to differentiate between Ottoman and post war pieces is that the star is oriented with a single arm pointing north on pre war examples. Post war...
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    Bedford Forrest told a story of how, when...

    Bedford Forrest told a story of how, when wounded, he tried to escape from a battle gone wrong. He was chased for good distance by a young Union cavalry captain who flailed at him with his saber the...
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    Ottoman Turk sword by Julius Voos

    I found this today at a local antique show. The sword looks like an Austrian pattern and it was made by Julius Voos of Solingen (Julius Voos Fabrique D'Armes Solingen). The blade is etched on both...
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    more pics.

    more pics.
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