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 Post subject: A sword
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:06 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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The more I mess around with these, the more interested I become. This German officer's sword appears to be pre-WW1. Blade is engraved "mit Gott fur Kaiser und Reich". (With God for king and country or similar sentiment)

Unpacked it and wifey wanted to run the box through a couple times. Her take - "It will keel!" ;) :bigrin:

With guns being stupid expensive right now, I'm finding these are more affordable. Now to find a decent book on the topic. SW

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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:38 am 
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Nice looking piece. Any maker's marks on it?
Dad brought a couple of blued knives from Europe, and one was a double edged stiletto that was likely made between wars. The stacked leather handle quite nicely off set the blued steel. Often wonder if swords were ever blued or parkerized like some knives I've seen and wanted...

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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:55 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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There's a makers mark, but it's completely hidden by the langet.
I'd really like to ID it, but don't want to force anything. SW

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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:16 pm 
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really nice looking piece , i know there are great references out there but not ever going into this area i did not keep a record of what they were or the authors , i hope you can find them ,


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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:01 pm 
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A 1943 Russian cavalry saber this time I got from a German auction site. The bajonet was mounted on the scabbard so horse and rider wouldn't get poked while riding hard.

It'll be a while before I have it in hand... It's in Berlin going to Budapest - then to Brussels where I'll pick it up in person when I'm over next time. Which seems to depend on when the virus crap settles down.

These are very uncommon in America. SW

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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:16 pm 
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That is actually pretty neat!

Looks like it was made for actual horse back service too.
The felt hilt washer makes a lot of sense- it would eliminate a lot of rattling around in the scabbard...

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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:31 pm 
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that is a nice looking one , war trophy ?


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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:42 pm 
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I doubt it's a war trophy - more like grandpa passed away and somebody sold off his wartime gear. SW

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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:55 pm 
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Did a little poking around to discover the saber with attached bajonet is specific to Dragoons = horse mounted troops who fought dismounted as regular infantry.

Rather than cavalry carbines, they carried M91/30 rifles.

This fellow is using a stone to spiff up the edge after hard use. SW

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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:56 pm 
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We got a tax refund so time for another toy. An officer's dress sword by Eickhorn. I like the "ruby" eyes. (I'm pretty sure they're faceted glass, but they still look cool) SW

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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:53 pm 
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Solingen steel was a "watch for" when I was a kid.

I had a stack on double knife sheath set that was made there.
Very good edge holding, but a bit of a bear at sharpening time.
The 5 1/2" clip point "big one" had a surprising amount of flex to it.
I found that out by doing the worst abuse one can commit on a knife-
Opening cans.

That sword is another piece of artwork!

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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:31 pm 
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nice piece , i agree those ruby eyes are really nifty , you seem to be finding a lot of nice dress swords ,


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 Post subject: Re: A sword
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:45 pm 
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People must be selling swords so they can afford buck a whack ammo and 100/brick primers! ;)

Swords & daggers seem to be a buy right now. SW

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