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Pamela Muir




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PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec, 2006 8:54 am    Post subject: Three Musketeers Sword         Reply with quote

I'm putting this in the Off Topic forum because I'm fairly certain that this is not a reproduction of an historical weapon. Big Grin I received this sword for Christmas. It was purchased at a local antique shop and all I really know is that the shop owner told the buyer it was a "Three Musketeers Sword" and also warned her that "It was not a real sword." Still, it's a fun little piece and I'd like to know just a little bit more about it. I'm hoping some of you can provide a little information for me.

To me, this sword looks like it was some sort of souvenir or book or movie tie-in. The pommel is a musketeer head. The quillons are especially interesting. They are women wearing thigh-high lace up boots and a mini skirt. They sort of look like the type of women you see in silhouette on tractor trailer mud flaps. Laughing Out Loud Are these characters from a book or movie?

The grip is molded plastic meant to look like a chord or wire wrap. (Future project: replace the grip.) The ricasso is a honking huge block. The blade is stamped "China." So there is no mystery as to where it was made. I also know the blade is "surgical steel". Another marking on the blade is the word "Rostfrei". The maker perhaps?

Any info, guesses, etc. are more than welcome.



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J F. McBrayer





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PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec, 2006 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Three Musketeers Sword         Reply with quote

Pamela Muir wrote:
Another marking on the blade is the word "Rostfrei". The maker perhaps?
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I'd guess "rostfrei" means "stainless."
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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec, 2006 9:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, you're quite right, McBrayer, rostfrei means stainless in German.

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec, 2006 12:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is it similar to the Marto version?
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Pamela Muir




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PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec, 2006 12:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
Is it similar to the Marto version?

It's quite similar. Though, on mine, there isn't a very obvious difference in the faces on each side of the pommel. It's also definitely women on the quillons. The knuckle guard shows both sides, front and back, of a musketeer.

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Pamela Muir




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PostPosted: Tue 02 Jan, 2007 4:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a close up of one of the quillons. I don't think she is a musketeer. Wink The seller told my mom that the quillons were mermaids. I don't think that looks like a tail. It looks like a mini-skirt with thigh high boots. WTF?! And if they are mermaids, why? Confused


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