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Mihails S




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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2015 12:00 am    Post subject: please help me to id this antique , grip and a half sword.         Reply with quote

Dear All .
Would you kindly help me to ID this sword.
Is it a replica, is it a Victorian or later?
Thank you.
BR Mihail



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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2015 12:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The pommel looks wrong for a medieval or renaissance sword. The grip is on the fat and bulgy side. I also notice that there's something odd about the cross; it reminds me more of "modern", i.e. post-medieval metalwork. I personally doubt it's an original piece. Maybe someone else can comment further.
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Hector A.





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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2015 1:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Victorian repro most likely from the look of it, you can still use it to have some fun, as long as its solid.
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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2015 8:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What is the overall length of the sword?
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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2015 12:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Blade could be historical, but if it's medieval, it's very late. The grip, guard and pommel are definitely right out.

Most likely a theatrical weapon or Victorian/early 20th century replica.

That dagger you've got is also probably much the same.
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John Hardy




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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2015 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: please help me to id this antique , grip and a half swor         Reply with quote

Mihails S wrote:
Dear All .
Would you kindly help me to ID this sword.
Is it a replica, is it a Victorian or later?
Thank you.
BR Mihail


Can you post a pic of the other side of the blade? Length of blade and hilt would also help...
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John Hardy




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PostPosted: Thu 28 May, 2015 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: please help me to id this antique , grip and a half swor         Reply with quote

Double post.....

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James Arlen Gillaspie
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PostPosted: Fri 29 May, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It rather reminds me of a giant bayonet. I wonder if it might actually be a 'recent' military weapon.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 May, 2015 8:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

James Arlen Gillaspie wrote:
It rather reminds me of a giant bayonet. I wonder if it might actually be a 'recent' military weapon.


Good point. Also, the grip looks almost as if it is made from stacked semitranslucent disks of plex. That was a common feature of WW2 "theater-made" knives, especially those made by bored servicemen with access to machine shops on ships or in maintenance sections of mechanized units.

If the other side of the blade is flat, it could have been a rebuilt / repurposed broken smallsword blade.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 May, 2015 10:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks like a giant naval dirk.


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