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Did they just find Blackbeard's sword?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Fred Fuller, Jun 28, 2013.

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  1. Fred Fuller

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    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
     
  3. Cosmoline

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    Would it have been some kind of smallsword?
     
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    A small shortsword for inside work, for certain.
     
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    That was bigknuckled Mcgee's.
     
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    They found a hilt, No name on it. There is no way in H E double LL to make the claim that it is Blackbeards sword. There are some references that state that old Blackbeard ran his ship aground on purpose, if so he had plenty of time to remove his personal effects.
     
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    Avast!!!
     
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    There is a story how his decapitated body swam around his ship 3 times after Maynard killed him before it(his body) sank. Hope it's his, but can't see how it can be proven.

    Dan
     
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    Why would he have left such a critical defensive weapon as his personal sword behind?
     
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    If he had multiples and this was just one of several swords. At that point, it would be redundant and perhaps not as valuable to him as having one or two swords, and then using that same weight to carry extra gold, or water, or food.
     
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    I live in Beaufort and saw it myself. Pretty neat, but no way to prove who was it's owner.
     
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    Cool finds.
     
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