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Steven Barton





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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jul, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject: Any ideas on this one?         Reply with quote

HI there - long time occasional reader, first time poster and still a complete novice! Amazing the breadth of knowledge here, always a pleasure to read.

I was wondering...any ideas on this sword? Did a whole bunch of searching and couldn't find anything particularly similar overall and lacked the descriptive terms to really search properly. Blade is 37.5 inches, Total length is a hair under 48 inches.

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Steven



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Lucas S




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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

hi, this sword looks very nice. i haven't seen any similar pieces and i'm not specialist, but for me it's a XIX / XX century decorative sword. for me pictures don't give enough good view on this object to evaluate it properly.
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Possibly a masonic ceremonial sword?

EDIT Come to think of it though 37" blade does seem a touch on the long side for a masonic sword.

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Sam Barris




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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I vote XIXth Century decorative. It doesn't look like most ceremonial swords I've seen; Masonic, Knights of Columbus, etc. I'd guess more of something that once adorned a Victorian era wall somewhere. Nice looking, though! I wasn't attempting to denigrate it at all. Happy
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Hal Siegel
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jul, 2010 1:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks like something Bannerman's would have cooked up with spare parts/pieces - those finials on the crossguard look suspiciously like tulwar pommels.
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