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Can anybody I.D. this sword for me? I might buy it if it is not made in China or something.

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No body home? I looked all over the web and could not find one exactly like it but saw some British swords kind of like it. It has a folding hilt but not sure if that is only a British thing. Help! Help!

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Made in the British style but a photo of the insignia on the guard will help determine that. Not a US sword type.


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Yes need pics of the basket and if any marks on the ricasso.


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The experts for this British style sword are at www.swordforum.com. Some additional photos will help.

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Thanks,looked at their forum but can't ask a question unless I join. I don't want to look like one of those types. If t is indeed old I'll grab it if I can. Might be the only sword I ever handle!

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Maybe a start...less than 10 seconds on google and typed in British Infantry officers sword.THis one came up as a 1822 pattern.


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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They all look different. I have not seen two exactly alike. Maybe that means there are no fakes out there?

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I would venture to guess there are variations as well as repros.

 

Would have to see how many years the sword or pattern was in use.


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Maybe the smart thing to do is steer clear of what I don't know.

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Jw517, great words of wisdom that seldom go heeded? Collectors most always assume they hit the jackpot when buying outside their specific field. And they rarely admit when they strike out.

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Definatly european, can we get a clear shot of the cypher on the guard? any maker marks?

 

Fritz

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Hi Fritz! They have three pics in the sale,it's in another city,preventing me from going there easily. This is the third pic.

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I guess I'd just like to know if anyone sees anything jumping out at them saying something isn't right with it.

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I guess that the bottom line is that it is not a US sword so the thread will be locked. My best guess is that it is supposed to be a British M1822 pattern sword. I think you have the right idea to leave it alone since it is out of your normal bailiwick. Frankly, I always get into trouble when I buy something I am not certain of or a sword without a scabbard.


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