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Bobby Johnston




Location: ORANGE COUNTY
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: I need help identifying this sword         Reply with quote

Hi, I was recently givin this sword. It is 44 inches long. The blade is wavey like flame with a gold strip down the center where the fuller would be. The stip is only on one side of the blade. Also has three dots of this gold evenly spaced on the guard. The most interesting part to me is the wooden handle. It seems to be a piece of bark hollowed out and it looks realy old and brittle. It has a nail or pin clip thing that attatches it to the metal handle. If it is costume than did they make decorative sword way back when because it seems so old. Any info will be greatly appreciated. I have many pictures.
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Lin Robinson




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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep, 2009 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: I need help identifying this sword         Reply with quote

Bobby Johnston wrote:
Hi, I was recently givin this sword. It is 44 inches long. The blade is wavey like flame with a gold strip down the center where the fuller would be. The stip is only on one side of the blade. Also has three dots of this gold evenly spaced on the guard. The most interesting part to me is the wooden handle. It seems to be a piece of bark hollowed out and it looks realy old and brittle. It has a nail or pin clip thing that attatches it to the metal handle. If it is costume than did they make decorative sword way back when because it seems so old. Any info will be greatly appreciated. I have many pictures.
Thanks
bobbyjohnston@rocketmail.com


I'm not certain, but it appears to be a sword made in Southeast Asia, perhaps in the Philippines or Indonesia. The blade has that thick, filed look that is found on swords and daggers from that part of the world. Other than that, I do not have a clue.

Lin Robinson

"The best thing in life is to crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women." Conan the Barbarian, 1982
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Lafayette C Curtis




Location: Indonesia
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It doesn't have the flared shoulders typical of Southeast Asian blades, though (or at least blades from those cultures that follow the keris/kris/whatever tradition).
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