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Old 27th April 2019, 07:29 PM   #28
MacCathain
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The anchor stamp on Swedish arms was indicative of manufacture at Eskilstuna, Sweden, and did not indicate naval service. Eskilstuna was a major industrial center and had the nickname "Stålstaden" (Steel City).

I have three Swedish cavalry sabres from the first half of the 19th century that each bear the anchor stamp on the hilt or scabbard. If they ever rode the waves, they would have done so briefly and in a shipping crate.
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