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Lancer1975

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I was moving my father in law into a nursing home. As we were going through his belongings we came across a sword with no markings that I can find. I think this would be an excellent opportunity to find out if it's a great part of our history.
Or just a cool conversation piece.

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BillWright

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Does the fuller stop or does it taper up.confederate weapons normally tapered up and did not have markings.does the scabbard appear to be wrapped metal? I’m visually impaired so it was hard to see. If it is confederate it is what was called a non descript blade with no markings. I wish I could hold it
 

Lancer1975

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Does the fuller stop or does it taper up.confederate weapons normally tapered up and did not have markings.does the scabbard appear to be wrapped metal? I’m visually impaired so it was hard to see. If it is confederate it is what was called a non descript blade with no markings. I wish I could hold it
The fuller does not tapper up and the scabbard is wrapped in metal
 

bobinwmass

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Western Massachusetts
I'm really only familiar with Union swords, and it doesn't look like any that I recognize. Hopefully the Confederate collectors will chime in. That exaggerated pommel cap, protruding tang, and split carrying ring on the scabbard are things I have seen on reproduction swords.
 

ucvrelics

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I was moving my father in law into a nursing home. As we were going through his belongings we came across a sword with no markings that I can find. I think this would be an excellent opportunity to find out if it's a great part of our history.
Or just a cool conversation piece.

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I feel your pain, as I just got my dad moved into assisted living and its not EZ. On your sword, Its a reproduction that was made in India.
 

Lancer1975

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I feel your pain, as I just got my dad moved into assisted living and its not EZ. On your sword, Its a reproduction that was made in India.
I'm sorry to hear about your dad. But sometimes it's the best move. Especially if we don't have the time and money to take care of them as we should. I thank you for the information on the sword. Would you educate me a little bit on how you know. Please
 

ucvrelics

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I'm sorry to hear about your dad. But sometimes it's the best move. Especially if we don't have the time and money to take care of them as we should. I thank you for the information on the sword. Would you educate me a little bit on how you know. Please
I have more than enough time and money just not the ability. On your sword. The big ole fat pommel cap is the first sign and the wire wrap and leather are not correct and the blade is still shiny even with the surface rust. The rings on the scabbard are also incorrect.
 
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Lubliner

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I have more than enough time and money just not the ability. On your sword. The big ole fat pommel cap is the first sign and the wire wrap and leather are not correct and the blade is still shiny even with the surface rust. The rings on the scabbard are also incorrect.
And I am guessing the market for reproductions centered in India, right?
Lubliner.
 

Glen_C

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Apr 27, 2010
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Nipmuc USA
With some solvent, you will likely see the peen/end of the tang is actually a nut. There were plenty of reproductions that go back to the centennial but I can't swear this is that old. Some things, such as the grip shape are better than newer grips but the castings in general just don't really make the grade. Scabbards should always be secondary in evaluation but in this case the suspension rings are an immediate indicator as to new.

A decorator. You could bury it for another twenty years.

Cheers
GC
 
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