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    Civil War Navy Sword French Made?

    Hello

    I picked this sword up and I think its French Made?
    is this a tough maker to find
    Thank you
    Tony
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    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 sewn?
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    George,

    Would love to see pictures of the blade on your sword. Here are pictures of my only top sewn M1852 scabbard. Was told this was a Samuel Hoppe mark.
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    I have a couple of m1850 infantry officers with the oval cartouche and stars. One is marked EL which some say is E. Lyons but others give another name. I think there is a thread on here. The other has the oval, stars and initials LH and could be an import mark from French makers. Eric
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    Yes, a cutler's mark but we seem to lack the texts to relate who it is. Maybe Dan R or another passing by with the French books will chance to see it.

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    GC

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    Quote Originally Posted by GC Roxbury View Post
    George,

    Would love to see pictures of the blade on your sword. Here are pictures of my only top sewn M1852 scabbard. Was told this was a Samuel Hoppe mark.

    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 very similar to yours.

    George
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    Hello
    Thank you all for your help and information.
    Very interesting
    Thanks again
    Tony

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