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Old 29th October 2017, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default George Washington's Swords.

As an opener on this interesting subject I refer readers firstly to a video presentation of several of his weapons;

Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiClfS5MfI0
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In what is developing as a great Library event I have traced the book on his swords described below by Stuart C Mobray and associates ~see https://shops.mountvernon.org/produ...washingto-24577

By Erik Goldstein, Stuart C. Mowbray, and Brian Hendelson. ISBN: 978-1-931464-71-0. Copyright 2016. Hardcover with 112 oversized glossy pages including dictionary, selected bibliography, and scores of color and black and white images.

For the first time, every one of Washington's known swords is presented in brilliant color with the story of each weapon told in vivid detail from the colonial era to the present day. 268 photographs, works of art and historical images provide a rare and intimate portrait of these powerful symbols of early American leadership.
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Wow, Ibrahiim, this is really great stuff! I have seen the smallswords, but never realized Washington had a few hangers as well! The hunting sword with the serrated edge is particularly interesting as I know the first president owned a farm, but I wasn't sure if he actually hunted. Haven't checked out those videos yet, wanted to remark on the swords pictured. Thanks again for posting this!
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Salaams and Thank you M ELEY... I felt that this was an excellent way to learn about his weapon collection and since we are discussing Small Swords, Colichemardes and all ..it was a great chance to view such a collection. My favourite is the Fishkill Sword....below. (Also shown above with details.) Exhibited at the Smithsonian.
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Excellent Ibrahiim!!!! and thank you for these brilliant excerpts!
I recently got this book on George Washington's swords, and indeed it is most important to see the scope of sword types he owned. It is always the case that officers will typically have a range of swords suitable for various occasions. There were 'hunting' swords (hangers); dress or 'walking' swords; court swords for diplomatic occasions as well as fancy dress swords for 'parade'.
Often officers also had heavier less embellished swords often termed 'undress' as well as favorite sword forms termed 'fighting swords' for use on campaign.
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