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Can anyone tell me about this sword? 1914 date

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by jmace57, Feb 23, 2013.

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  1. jmace57

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    A friend has asked me to find out if this sword has any appreciable value. Frankly, I have never really seen anything like it. I have never seen such a utilitarian sword. It is dated 1914 with the letters S and A. It has what appears to be a rubber handle or grip (or whatever you call it on a sword). The scabbard is very utilitarian and almost looks like a heavy canvas. It has a flaming bomb stamp on it, which I assumis the the US quartermaster's stamp? Can anyone tell me anything about this? Thanks all.

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    I'll give you $300 and I will bring it to a razor edge :evil:
     
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    Thanks gents for the information.
     
  5. NG VI

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    I wonder if those were sought after in the trenches at all, or if they were left behind because of length or concerns about getting hung up on things?
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    From Wakypeedia:

    I would say the only ones that ever drew blood in anger where the ones cut up in three sections and made into three WWII trench knives.

    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/wwi-wwii-us-fighting-knife-trench-knife-patton

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    The handle has been replaced, too. That is going to detract from the value.
     
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    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    NG,

    They were not intended for trenches, but mounted cavalry, which was obsolete when they were issued. Some dumb ass somewhere tried to carry one, I'm sure, but British officers also supposedly led some charges waving swagger sticks.

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    Seriously? They have an odd culture.

    As far as the sword goes, that's about what I expected.
     
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    The original poster PMed me asking if I would give $300. I told him yes IF you ship it at your expense ($15 or less) and take Pay Pal so I am guaranteed on getting it (buyer protection and they DO refund your money if seller cannot prove he sent it). Never heard since then!:rolleyes:
    Seriously I gave my Patton sword to a knife maker that wanted one a few years back,:uhoh:, and been looking for a solid "user" which I DO intend to sharpen real sharp and keep for a defensive tool. Thats what I call a non firearm weapon ! If you don't have to carry it around then I jolly well want a sword !:evil:
     
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