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    marking on hilt of ww1 german sword

    afternoon all.... here goes more questions seen a german blucher style sword at a antique mall it is W 15 mfg by weyersberg & co solingen the marking on the hand guard at very different looks all hand engraved L . M. K .79 picture of a( square ) . a picture of a inverted( v )with 2 round a small round ball at the end of the v leg 9. and a period after each symbol sorry on pict also there was sure a lot of cosmoline left on it in place thanks for any help you can give me ....bill (p.s. also the L has a short up turn end shorter than the other side ) hope i did not confuse you people !!

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    Needs pics.

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    Meaning of "LMK"

    Bill: "Leichtes Munitonen Kolonne" or Light Munitions Column...Supplied Artillery Units in the field. If you wish to know the full unit, we will need good pix..

    Dale

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    thanks for the info guys i possilbly seen some info on the sword too from a book by john walter p.122 there is a L there for Landwehr and a M for munitionskolonne he had no listing for the K could the be the 79 batt or reg ? and the 9 is the sword number ? but the small square and the inverted V with the to small balls attached to the ends could mean?? will try for a pict but thanks again bill or possibly your best guess with no pict ! is there any other places i could look for some symbols like that ? thanks

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    Jeff Noll's book lists this unit...as for the rest, pix...

    Dale

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    thanks if I can get that pic how do I post it to here last time I tried it ..it was MESS !! bill or where to look on here to post the pic.

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    Bill: Reply, then go advanced, attachments box....Otherwise send it to my e mail..

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    Fellows: Here is the pic that Will send of this Saber. To me, something is not quite right about this marking...

    Dale
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    Ouch!

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    I agree Dale. Not the regulation die struck letters and numbers but hand made markings. Very odd and suspicious to me although I don't know why anyone would go to the trouble to fake such common markings. They are also on the wrong side of the guard.
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    Only a "guess" could this be a Turkish marking?

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    Not Turkish, they used Arabic until 1927 or so, the "7" is actually Farsi character for 2 or 3 I forgot which, I would have to go look at a Persian Mauser to be sure...Hand carved and might be from Pakistan or Iran--IMHO.

    Dale

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    We still need pics, one at least of the whole sword, and another of the Solingen marks. It's a bit like identifying a car from a photo' of the number plate.

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    Made by Simpson & Co. 1915

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    on the sword spine is a W and under it a 15 and way under hilt very small lettering first line weyersberg &co second line solingen that is it this lettering is very hard to even see flashlight and all i guess this is why i bought it for my other blucher swords have no markings like this that i know of but german bayonets do which makes it very interesting to collect so this sword looked very interesting so i bought it my be somebody who had a lot of spare time deceided to try and make up a different one !! ?? boy he sure did !.....bill

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