Is this a Civil War era sword?
Posted 25 October 2008 - 05:50 AM
Posted 25 October 2008 - 11:11 AM
Hope this helps,
Posted 25 October 2008 - 12:28 PM
It is very common to see these types of foreign swords misidentified as M1902 Army swords. And I've even seen several like it being sold to people that didn't know better. So, I can see why there would be some confusion.
Do you have any closeups of the bayonet? Also, does it have any markings at the base of the blade part near bend?
Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:19 PM
Edited by Manchu Warrior, 25 October 2008 - 01:26 PM.
Posted 25 October 2008 - 02:34 PM
Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:45 PM
Just a thought.
Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:31 AM
...this sword, along with the bayonet, was supposedly found shortly after the Battle of Antietam in September 1862. I am not sure how true this story is but I do remember my friend's dad telling us that one of his great uncles found these items after the battle and brought them home. Since this was never a sales pitch and the fact that my friend's dad always seemed to be an honest man I have no doubt that he believed the story to be true...
Some uncle probably pulled his leg with that story and no one ever let him in on the secret. It's always interesting to watch family stories get debunked on Antiques Roadshow as someone tells the appraiser something like "My ancestor bought this piece of furniture from George Washington," only to be informed it was actually made in Michigan in 1925.
So what about the bayonet? To my untrained eye that does look like Civil War era.
Posted 28 October 2008 - 07:00 AM
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