Second Antique Sword

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Second Antique Sword

Postby Yeknodathon » 22 Nov 2016 11:26

Oh dear, what have I done...
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Re: Second Antique Sword

Postby OK » 22 Nov 2016 13:53

Interesting :) Do you have any background on the sword? Considering the short length and fuller running through the point, one has to wonder if the blade had been shortened or reused. A clipped point is not really that unusual but the overall a bit odd for this one. A short blade like this might have been for a grenadier or other on foot.

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What are the dimensions?
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Re: Second Antique Sword

Postby Yeknodathon » 22 Nov 2016 14:44

OK wrote:Interesting :)

What are the dimensions?


Thanks, I had it in my head it was 24" 61cm blade, described as a sword for a naval midshipman

Or small other officer.

I wondered if it had been cut down or was a French blade re-hilted?

It has to be smallish, because stabbing my ceiling with a cavalry sabre is very silly. And it is cold outside.
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Re: Second Antique Sword

Postby admin » 04 Dec 2016 22:55

It's a nice thing. The blade is original to the hilt, but it's not naval. It has certainly been shortened, either for a specific purpose or because the original tip (which would have been 1803/1796 shaped) got broken off.
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Re: Second Antique Sword

Postby Yeknodathon » 06 Dec 2016 10:28

admin wrote:It's a nice thing. The blade is original to the hilt, but it's not naval. It has certainly been shortened, either for a specific purpose or because the original tip (which would have been 1803/1796 shaped) got broken off.


Thanks Mr Admin - was using it just this morning and has not once, so far, wanted to lodge itself in the flat's ceiling. Its a wee little thing and can manoeuvre it around without clipping the tv. I'd hankered over a klewang but the right-handed hilts put me off. I miss that lovely 1796 end but that will be for later... I thought, hmmm, perhaps cut down for a child or adolescent but as an indoor practice item to keep the furniture safe.. pretty nifty.

And has a Chihuahua pommel as well.
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