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M ELEY 8th February 2010 09:54 AM

Dutch marine's sword

katana 8th February 2010 10:44 AM

Originally Posted by M ELEY

Hi Mark,
the link doesn't work ....

Regards David

M ELEY 8th February 2010 11:43 AM

Thanks, David. I'll have to work on this one...

katana 8th February 2010 12:14 PM

Mark, I think the link you posted is for the picture....try just linking the listing

Regards David

kisak 9th February 2010 12:31 PM

This the one you're trying to link to?

M ELEY 9th February 2010 03:04 PM

Wow! Thanks a million, Kisak! That's the one! I love it when swords are accidently mis-identified and this is obviously not Civil War. I believe this is is the second pattern of marine sword circa 1790's-1800. It resembles it's predecessor (Neumann's "Swords & Blades of the Revolution", plate S48, but has only two bars vs three on the guard.). As mentioned in a previous thread, according to Gilkerson, the unmarked verions of these (like this one) might have been imported for the American Marine Corps just in time for the Quazi-War. These isn't much info on these and their plainness makes them sort of non-discript. I recognized it for the pommel cap and off-facing knucklebow screw. I have seen a variation of these with shark-skin grip, but mine has leather with wire. Other naval types are seen with leather grips, but they are uncommon. Just wanted to post this to see if there was anyone more knowledgable in Dutch weapons of this period (I'm still learning- :p )

asomotif 19th February 2010 09:11 PM

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adding the auction picture.

M ELEY 20th February 2010 05:53 AM

Thank you, sir! Yes, it is important to show the pic for future reference before it is removed from its original site. I know alot of past threads where the pic of the item being discussed is now long gone. Too bad- :(

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