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Old 2nd November 2017, 02:33 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by kronckew
cool video, GW had a number of colichimarde smallswords.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZrYYCce3EY

he was carrying one when he was inaugurated as president, i saw a photo of him wearing one in his continental uniform just recently.

There is a journal about somewhere describing Washington traveling to NYC for the inauguration. He arrived in plain clothes and was fitted out with fresh attire for the ceremonies. The sword he wore for that, presented to him for the occasion and quite possibly not something he traveled home with. The Bailey sword perhaps the most known sword associated with the revolution but the other hanger referenced as his sword from the previous war, as a militia officer.

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