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    Hi Dale, The Iron hilt Heavy Cavalry sabers...

    Hi Dale,


    The Iron hilt Heavy Cavalry sabers made by PDL are the same as the ones sold to Tiffany so they are thought to be made for the Union rather than the Confederacy. I suppose these...
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    Hi William. Just checking to see if your...

    Hi William.

    Just checking to see if your polish revealed if the steel on your sword was mono-steel or tamaghane?

    George
  3. Tony, Hand engraving such as this was an extra...

    Tony,

    Hand engraving such as this was an extra cost option but it is not uncommon. This appears to be an 1850 Foot Officer sword to me rather than an 1850 S&F Officer sword which had fancy edged...
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    Tony, Here are a couple of not very good...

    Tony,

    Here are a couple of not very good pictures of my French made USN sword with a damascus blade. I am afraid that these are the best I have available at the moment.

    The etching style looks...
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    Tony, I have a similar French made USN Officer...

    Tony,

    I have a similar French made USN Officer sword. Mine has a maidenhair damascus blade and the leather scabbard is sewn together on the top in the typical French manner. Is your scabbard top...
  6. I have edited your post to indicate "India...

    I have edited your post to indicate "India Police" for you. Nice sword BTW.
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    I find a listing for Stephan in Muhlhausen doing...

    I find a listing for Stephan in Muhlhausen doing business as "ghq" code and in Thum as "ajd".

    I show Hansen & Braun in Solingen doing business as "gyp".

    This comes from John Walter, "German...
  8. Very neat! I have not seen this SNY Officer...

    Very neat! I have not seen this SNY Officer sword before. Heck, I did not even know they existed.

    Congratulations.
  9. The scoundrels are often most interesting. I...

    The scoundrels are often most interesting.

    I have a sword from a 90 day Army Second Lieutenant who was courts martial-ed and sent to Leavenworth to break up large rocks into small ones. One has...
  10. Now that is an outstanding collection.

    Now that is an outstanding collection.
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    It looks like a fraternal sword to me. I know...

    It looks like a fraternal sword to me. I know similar ones were pictured in period catalogs for various fraternal organizations and theater use as well.
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    Very neat. This is something I had not really...

    Very neat. This is something I had not really considered. Rather like an extendable loan of your swords instead of an outright gift.
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    I love the seller description of an SS sword. ...

    I love the seller description of an SS sword. Clearly, if he could not tell the SS motto from the Bavarian one we can see how he would make such a mistake (to increase his price point).

    Anyway,...
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    Thanks for the update Richard. It is always good...

    Thanks for the update Richard. It is always good to know of another sword with the same markings. So, not a orphan after all.

    George
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    Dale, Yes, I do read German so many thanks for...

    Dale,

    Yes, I do read German so many thanks for the Eickhorn pages.

    The scabbards are the interesting part. I noticed that I had identified a P guard short police sword with a white metal tip...
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    Thanks for the response Dale. It seems these...

    Thanks for the response Dale. It seems these early Fusilier swords continued to be worn by German Police personnel as a Schleppsabel. I found them listed in a circa 1927 police equipment catalog as...
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    Generic German Police Sword

    Gents,

    I picked up an interesting generic German Police Sword at the Louisville, KY Show of Shows (SOS) last week that I thought I would show. This is a plain P guard nickel hilt sword by WKC...
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    Guys, I picked up a Police issue Prussian...

    Guys,

    I picked up a Police issue Prussian Model 1891 enlisted sword this weekend that I thought I would share. The Polizei nomenclature for this sword was "Sabel fur Berittene" (S.f.B.) or sword...
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    Vladimir,

    I believe this marking indicates a Deutches Reich Patent. This painted aluminum backing plate is unique to this style of KS98 frog and would rate patent or copyright protection. The...
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    Neat sword Dale.

    Neat sword Dale.
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    This has turned into a great thread. Moreover,...

    This has turned into a great thread. Moreover, these are some great swords that we have acquired over the past year. Keep 'em coming.
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    Well, after looking again, and again, I tend to agree it is not "GAR" but what I cannot say. Now it is not only interesting but perplexing as well.
  23. A very interesting CW period sword (a Model 1850...

    A very interesting CW period sword (a Model 1850 Foot Officer sword without the US in the guard) with postwar provenance showing use by a veteran in the Grand Army of the Republic. GAR halls tended...
  24. What a neat sword along with the history. You...

    What a neat sword along with the history. You know, in my experience, the villains are often much more interesting than the heroes. Great story of the owner.

    Congratulations!
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    These Saxon swords are always difficult for me to...

    These Saxon swords are always difficult for me to figure out as well. Nice swords Dale.
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