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This is a copy of the Spanish 1728 Cavalry sword I just made for a customer. It is a type of sword supplied by Spain to the Americans during our War of Independence from England.


In 1777, King Carlos III of Spain approved four million Reales ($500,000) in bullion for the Americans to purchase arms and uniforms; including 30,000 muskets, swords, knives and bayonets. Many of the arms in question were already arsenalled in the Spanish interior of America, and thus were a quick and easy acquisition as they were already on the continent rather than arms sold by other nations that had to be shipped from Europe.

My copy here is made from measurements of an original sword in the collection of Arizona Historical Society #7366. Sword is 43 inches overall, with a 36-1/2 inch blade. Iron hilt with barred grip of twisted copper wire
If you are interested in seeing more of my Historical Military Art please visit my website: www.irontreeforge.com


Iron John Logan
Historical Military Artist

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Hi John,


AWESOME work as usual! Love your dedication to historically accurate bladed weapons. -- Matt



Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.


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Boy that is nice looking. I'd love to see some close-ups. The scabbard is beautiful as well.

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