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D. Breault





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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan, 2019 4:54 am    Post subject: Help identifying sword         Reply with quote

Hello,

I am helping my father identify a sword he bought about 40 years ago. We don't really know anything about it. Guessing from all my Google searches that it would be considered a Estoc or pillow sword? We are not even sure if it is replica or not..don't see any obvious markings.

Any guidance or info. would be greatly appreciated.

Debbie



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Lin Robinson




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks like a modern made tourist souvenir to me. The quality of the decoration is not good and the offset blade is not something found on any originals of which I am aware. But I am more of a gun than sword guy. Hopefully others will weigh in.
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan, 2019 7:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would guess that it's either a good quality souvenir or theatrical prop sword of the late 19th/early 20th c. The offset appears to be due to a dislodged blade/bent tang, which pushes me more toward the theatrical prop side. I don't think it's of the recent past.
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D. Breault





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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you both for your ideas. We were leaning toward a replica of some sort.
He bought it in the early 80's from an estate sale and isn't planning on getting rid of it, but we have always wondered where it might have come from or have been made.
Any suggestions on how to find out for sure if it was used as a prop, etc?
Thanks again,
Debbie
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