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Deb Twigg




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PostPosted: Sat 16 May, 2015 1:31 pm    Post subject: Sword Found in New York State - Need Help Identifying         Reply with quote

This sword was found via a metal detector in New York. it was 6 inches under ground. Can anyone tell me anything about this?Thank you for any help you can provide! Happy
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Deb Twigg
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PostPosted: Sat 16 May, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a replica Medieval sword, and not very old. Looks like the maker started with a bar, ground edges on the blade portion, left it as-is for most of the tang, and ground the end of the tang to fit the pommel. Pommel and guard look welded on. Would be quite strong construction, and might make a good stage sword if the steel is suitable. How sharp/thin are the edges? If they're quite thick, it might be a stage sword. Otherwise, costume/decorative.

It's quite short. To make it lighter and easier to wear, or a costume sword for a child?

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Raymond Deancona





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PostPosted: Sat 16 May, 2015 3:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks like a Starfire sword. They make swords for stage and steel combat.
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Evan Wilson




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PostPosted: Sat 16 May, 2015 6:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's a starfire, no doubt about that. Our stage combat group owns about two dozen of them.
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Deb Twigg




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PostPosted: Sat 16 May, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for your assistance!
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