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  1. Hope he shows up again. A pic a left handed 46-8...

    Hope he shows up again. A pic a left handed 46-8 sheath would reduce the number of right-hand only offerings.

    A lot of the sheaths in the 1950 catalog pages were displayed with left handed...
  2. The sheaths for the WW2 G46-8, the 1950s Big 8,...

    The sheaths for the WW2 G46-8, the 1950s Big 8, the 1950s/1960s/1970s L46-8 and the 1970s/1980 W46-8 were all right handed, with the WW2 sheaths having the double stitch pattern most Western sheaths...
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    I have searched through the available records for...

    I have searched through the available records for the 1970s classes, 1970 to 1979 and found 0 Wagners of any first name.

    I have a request in to a friend who was stationed at the Academy during the...
  4. Ray sent me a left and right side view, and a...

    Ray sent me a left and right side view, and a quartering shot from each side. If the pommel end on is needed. I'll ask him.

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  5. Meyers Spartan M1902 - When was it made?

    I have a good friend who is a pocket knife guy. He buys and sells pocket knives and a few fixed blades at Texas gun and knife shows.

    He recently acquired this Meyers Spartan M1902 in a deal that...
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    Please excuse my tyro question - but why does the...

    Please excuse my tyro question - but why does the blade look like it was only half-blued? Is it my monitor or is the blade really two-toned?
  7. What I learned a long time ago is that before...

    What I learned a long time ago is that before 1872, USN Officer swords were 1-1/16" at the ricasso. They dropped to 3/4" wide after 1872. Mine was made around 1975 or 1976 and is 3/4" wide.
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    I'm not in Houston, but it's only about 200 miles...

    I'm not in Houston, but it's only about 200 miles away. :D

    Can't help with the GE part, but since it's a fraternal sword, the B may stand for BROTHERHOOD and the NA be for NORTH AMERICA.
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  9. Juan, I have a pair of these that appear to be...

    Juan, I have a pair of these that appear to be identical to Raul's in post #3. I got them cheap (less than $40 each) to use as "Pirate Costume accessories", "Re-enactor accessories", etc. They are...
  10. Just because it might be a "bazaar buy", for what...

    Just because it might be a "bazaar buy", for what ever reason, it "spoke" to your friend's uncle or else he would have never bought it in the first place, much less kept it for decades.

    I can...
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    What area of the country did you get it from? ...

    What area of the country did you get it from?

    If it came from the southwest, i.e., Texas or New Mexico, it could be an "espada ancha", aka "fat sword" or "wide sword". I have a "Texas War Sword"...
  12. It finally dawned on me why I never heard about...

    It finally dawned on me why I never heard about this event while I was stationed at Newport NS. I left RI 31 years ago.:eek:

    Dang, time flies when you're having fun.
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    The bright red screen has just started happening...

    The bright red screen has just started happening to me over the last 3 days. It happens when I simply type in swordforum.com in the URL bar and try to come here. I keep reporting to google via...
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    I sincerely doubt that this sword saw service in...

    I sincerely doubt that this sword saw service in the Texian Navy. When did the "screaming eagle" pommels first come out?

    The Texian Navy did not exist during the Civil War.

    The Texian Navy...
  15. This may be a dumb question, but have you ever...

    This may be a dumb question, but have you ever considered that the BY LELAND might be BYLELAND, i.e., 1 word not 2?

    I can't find anything on BYLELAND either but ???? maybe?
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    Espada ancha simply means "fat sword" or "wide...

    Espada ancha simply means "fat sword" or "wide sword" in Spanish. Different people have different ideas about what constitutes an "espada ancha". There were swords made "new" that have been called...
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    Did European sword making companies ever make...

    Did European sword making companies ever make "frankenswords", maybe using a blade, guard, hilt from different types of swords to show a variety of options and/or assembly techniques?

    Did they...
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    John, you seem to have hit dumpbucket's limit and...

    John, you seem to have hit dumpbucket's limit and all your photos are now the dread "disabled" pic.
  19. Javier, I like the possibilities of these...

    Javier,

    I like the possibilities of these bracket (and not just for scabbard hanging) and am looking for some a little cheaper than that British pound price (6.60) in that auction.

    You might...
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    I acquired this one over a year ago. Back then,...

    I acquired this one over a year ago. Back then, Glen C. recommended I add this one to this discussion and in my procrastinating manner, have just recently joined here. Well, better late than never....
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    How purist are you being with this list? There...

    How purist are you being with this list?

    There is the M1871 sword bayonet, 20.25" blade, 25.375" OAL? Used with the M1871 Vetterli and 1871/87 Vetterli-Vital rifles.
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    Glen, One "feature" of the Alsace-Loraine...

    Glen,

    One "feature" of the Alsace-Loraine area is that it changed ownership/rulership from France to Prussia to France to Prussia etc.... multiple times over the years.

    The people would...
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