Sword identification

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  1. m2hmghb

    m2hmghb

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    I have no idea what kind of sword this is, was hoping someone might be able to give me an idea. The scabbard appears to be stamped sheet metal.


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  2. Carrys

    Carrys Inquisitive

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    Pakistan special.
     

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    well it looks old....prob worth keeping.
     
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    Post this over at SwordForum. You'll get an answer.
     
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    Phillipines maybe.
     
  6. m2hmghb

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    Looks like the scabbard may be of brass
     
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    Looks like the stuff made for the tourist trade.
     
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    Kinjal, maybe. Replica perhaps. PakiSpecial.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  10. AnimalK

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    Maybe an Afghani pulwar (repro or handmade) missing the characteristic hilt that faces the direction of the blade

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    Do know anything about its history? Bought at a flea market Thursday? Uncle Joe owned it and was a Marine in the South Pacific?
     
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    All I know is it was given to me by a neighbor, found it cleaning out her shed. She told me her husband used it clearing brush. The hilt has 2 pieces of bone, ivory, or horn. There are metal washers seperating layers of wood. The top of the hilt has been pounded down to lock the wood and bone down. The scabbard looks handmade, the way the brass is folded over to form itself. Scabbard is lined with wood or leather.
     
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    I don't think so animal. I'm not sure this ever had the hilt. Might explain the brass though. But the thing is the blade is like a dagger, there are two edges, neither of which are sharpened. There is also decorative etching on the widest part of the blade. It's definitely old, and it's definitely hand made.
     
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    Just wild-*** guessing. I pretty much know zilch about swords, other than to keep the pointy end away from my naughty bits...
     
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    I hear ya. I'm the same way, which is why I am trying to find out about it. I do know to get some mineral oil and wipe it down once in a while, but that's all.
     
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    That doesn't look Philippine to me.
     
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    It's not a Toledo Salamanca
     
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    the markings and materials seem african to me. it might be an honest tribal blade, or it might be some cheap piece of tourist junk, but since the lady claimed it was once used to clear brush i'm guessing it's a real blade and not crap.
     
  19. jhoagland

    jhoagland That's right! Lifetime Member

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    I'm no blade expert either but,..the word Bizentine jumped out big time. You have to let us know!!!!!