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Frandes Adrian




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Apr, 2015 9:52 am    Post subject: would anyoane help me identifie this sword please?         Reply with quote

I found it in a very old house in the attic in one wooden box, it looks like the el cid sword but I am not sure,is there anyone can help me to find out what is it?


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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Apr, 2015 10:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a fairly common tourist "wall-hanger", probably Spanish, circa 1950s through 70s.
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David Lewis Smith




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Apr, 2015 11:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is an old El Sid sword, I cant remember the right name off the top of my head. Like the poster above, 1950 to 1970s I would bet. Rat Tail tang.

Hang on Wall. Do not Swing

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Pedro Paulo Gaião




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Apr, 2015 11:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It looks an iberian kind of sword. If you have a photo of the point it may be easier to identify, as it can vary from a typical model of Christian/ Moorish Iberia sword to an Espada Ropeira/Portuguese Colhona:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carracks_black_sword
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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Apr, 2015 12:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As illustration, here's a more recent reproduction with somewhat better quality fittings:



These were really very common back in the day. No knife catalog was complete without one. Still see them in the lower end pieces like the BudK catalog.
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Matthew Amt




Location: Laurel, MD, USA
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Apr, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yup, "Tizona El Cid", got one for my high school graduation in 1984. Mine had the fancier black hilt, but I wouldn't say "higher quality" since it was cast zinc. Stainless steel blade, rat-tail tang that did indeed snap off in a moonlit duel out on Gettysburg battlefield. I think it cost my parents a whole $27.

Yours is older, might actually be worth a little more than that?

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