Info requested on a sword

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Info requested on a sword

Postby Motley » 02 May 2016 15:56

Hi,

A friend of mine has this sword in his family and I was wondering if any one would be able to shed a little more light on what it might be.

I think that it might be German, possibly WW1.

Cheers,
Dan.

ImageOld german sword by Robert Y, on Flickr
ImageOld German sword by Robert Y, on Flickr
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Re: Info requested on a sword

Postby MattS » 03 May 2016 10:10

From the guard shape, the white grip and lion pommel it looks very naval.

Do you have any closer pictures of the guard? Do you know if there are any markings on the blade?
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Re: Info requested on a sword

Postby JustJulian » 09 May 2016 13:32

It bears an uncanny resemblance to the Cold Steel "Gentleman's Sabre" that they currently sell.

Perhaps you could contact someone at Cold Steel and ask exactly which sword they modeled their replica off of.

Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance. I myself am only starting to get a grasp of sword and antique research. Hopefully this is at least a step in the right direction.

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Re: Info requested on a sword

Postby MattS » 10 May 2016 18:06

JustJulian wrote:It bears an uncanny resemblance to the Cold Steel "Gentleman's Sabre" that they currently sell.


It really does! I wonder what a so called Gentleman's sabre is, I could be facetious and say 'oh a small sword you mean' :D

I'm sticking with my 'that looks looks naval to me', until someone more authoritative weighs in that is! Shots of the blade and the guard would still help though :)
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