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hey guys im sort of new to iforge iron so bear with me. anyway I got this sword a while back and my grandpa says it was either a Austrian artillery mans sword from the 1800s or a forged sword by my great great grandpa either way I don't know for sure so I someone could help id it it would be awesome I will post pictures ater this postpost-39113-0-71437400-1367011923_thumb.jpost-39113-0-79392600-1367011919_thumb.jpost-39113-0-43463800-1367011916_thumb.jpost-39113-0-34843000-1367011837_thumb.j

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Welcome aboard, glad to have you. If you'll put your general location in the header it'll keep folk from asking you all the time.

 

I'm afraid I can't be any help with your sword but that won't keep me from talking. <grin>

 

Are you near the Hot springs? I haven't been there in many years. OR did we meet at the meeting last weekend?

 

I'm just a few feet outside Wasilla myself.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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hey frosty its eric we did meet at the meeting that we had on the 20th. this sword though its really weird ive been searching for info on it but cant find anything. hehe ill guess ill just wait for somebody to get some info on it

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Webhandles fake me out all the time.

 

This is a good place to ask Eric, IFI has some of the best bladesmiths around and plenty of historians.

 

Going to make the clinic? It's going to be a good one.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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I pretty sure it's a military blade and not made by your g-g-grandfather unless he worked in the factory that made it for the some European army. It sure looks familiar but I can place it right off. A lot of armies used a similar type of sword for NCOs and artillery squads in the 19thC.

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I know it's just I would like an original sheath to put along side it I don't even wanna touch my sword with sandpaper or even buff it best just to leave it the way it is. What I would REALLY like is a Kyu gunto or aka type 95 katana man those things are cool but were mass produced so quality suffered and most of the time when they were brought back by vets From ww2 there kids played with them and dinged em up and were abused .now a real sengoku jidai (warring years) period katana that's a whole different story those katanas were turned out fast but still maintained the same quality as traditionally made samurai swords

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