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Peter Routley




Location: Taunton
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep, 2017 12:29 am    Post subject: Identification Needed         Reply with quote

Hi all. I'm trying to identify two swords that I have inherited. I'm hoping someone can help point me in the right direction.


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Paul Mullins





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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep, 2017 3:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

First is a Japanese Type 32

http://www.collegehillarsenal.com/shop/product.php?productid=650

I cannot ID the other without seeing the blade but it looks similar to the Swiss Sharpshooter short sword, possibly rehilted (?)

http://www.edgedweapons.nl/en/bayonets-for-sa...ref-detail
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Ant Mercer




Location: Leeds, UK
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep, 2017 3:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Reckon the second blade is likely to be a dutch klewang: the form with the simple small guard rather than the basket. A brief Google Images search brings up quite a few similar-looking ones, including this page from an SFI post - http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.p...ot-Klewang

Cheers,

Ant
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Ian Hutchison




Location: Louisiana / Nordrhein-Westholland
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Sep, 2017 6:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Agreed, second sword is a Dutch klewang. A lot of them were modified by the Japanese and others by cutting off the basket.
'We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.' - Adrian Carton de Wiart
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Peter Routley




Location: Taunton
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Sep, 2017 5:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

I can now confirm that the blade of the second sword has Hemburg inscribed in it. No other markings that I can see. So it does appear to be a dutch klewang. I'm a total novice at this and am interested because they were left to me by my Great Uncle. Would I be right in thinking he's unlikely to have used it himself then and it's more likely that it's something he just bought or inherited? As for the second sword, I'm still not sure. There is a number inscribed on the blade but I can't see anything else. Which parts of the sword would I need photograph in more detail to help identify it better?
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