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  1. Fantastic, thank you! I've done some web...

    Fantastic, thank you! I've done some web searching based on your post, and it looks like you've hit the nail on the head. You've helped to solve a years-long mystery for me. I greatly appreciate the...
  2. Fellow Forum-ites, I posted this several years...

    Fellow Forum-ites,

    I posted this several years ago, but never received any feedback. Just bumping this thread in hopes I might still find some assistance on ID’ing this blade. Unfortunately I...
  3. Yes, this is very helpful! I knew the SFI team...

    Yes, this is very helpful! I knew the SFI team could help me narrow this down. Interesting the lack of “ears” on the backstrap as you pointed out. Thank you very much for the additional insight.
  4. David, appreciate the insight. So this is likely...

    David, appreciate the insight. So this is likely an earlier version of this model?
    I actually passed on it at first, but my wife brought me back to the dealer’s table a second time, to see if I...
  5. Tom Donoho, thanks. Yes, it appears the grip was...

    Tom Donoho, thanks. Yes, it appears the grip was once wrapped with some material. I can see a few shards still sticking out from the ring above the guard...
  6. Requesting help identifying this (possibly) French saber...?

    I found this saber at an antiques market in Europe. It looks a little bit to me like a French briquet-style saber. The grip is wood, Iíve been unable to find any markings on the blade or hilt. I...
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    Thanks for the insight. You're right, it does...

    Thanks for the insight. You're right, it does look a lot like the German Miner's Guild insignia...I can't find anything similar for Poland though on the web... Have you seen any similar...
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    Need help identifying Polish sword

    Greetings all,

    I purchased this sword at a flea market in Germany. The scabbard has the crowned eagle from the Polish coat of arms, but there's also a crossed hammers in wreath insignia I can't...
  9. Any information on this blade? N. Africa?

    I was told this blade was from North Africa. Any ideas on country of origin/purpose or use/period of manufacture?

    Thanks for any info/help...

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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    Thank you for the quick reply! I knew I could...

    Thank you for the quick reply! I knew I could find the answer on here.
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    Unknown sword...please help identify!

    Hello all, it's been quite a long while since I've posted on SFI but I still value the expertise here! I purchased this sword and I can't find any online information on it at all. Does anyone...
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    Wasn't able to attach pic of the rest of the...

    Wasn't able to attach pic of the rest of the blade to the previous post, so I've added it to this one. And I forgot to take a pic of the scabbard. Is dented some down near the end, but otherwise...
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    So I picked up the saber. I've attached pictures...

    So I picked up the saber. I've attached pictures of it. It was difficult getting good shots of the mon on the backstrap. Is anyone able to make anything of it, such as which family clan it signifies?...
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    Thanks Dmitry for correcting my misspelling! ...

    Thanks Dmitry for correcting my misspelling!

    And yes, the sword is with a D-guard like the ones you indicate George and Jo. The blade is a little dull
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    Imperial Japanese Officer's Dress Saber

    I've seen a World War II Japanese officer's dress saber in an antique shop for $250. I was thinking about buying it, but the blade has a hamen. I thought hamen's were revealed when blades were ground...
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