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Old 14th February 2018, 03:28 PM   #1
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Question Marking on the dagger blade

Gents,
Please help to id this marking if it possible.
Blade looks like remains of European dagger.
Thank you in advance,
Evgeny
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Old 16th February 2018, 12:11 PM   #2
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I guess nobody recognizes the marking.
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Old 16th February 2018, 05:20 PM   #3
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Such a pity, Evgeny. It is so clear and no one recognizes it.
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Old 1st March 2018, 07:51 PM   #4
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All I can say is that the shield shape looks like a Victorian wedge. And the arrow with the line looks like a simplified anchor.
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Old 2nd March 2018, 09:41 AM   #5
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with the short tapered tang and the remains of a rivet, is this probably about the blade of a plug bayonet, 17thC.

one could try to find the mark in this category.

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Old 2nd March 2018, 03:42 PM   #6
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That is surpising news, Jasper ... at least to me .
According to authority R.D.C. Evans and also to a few plug bayonets i have and had myself, always we have a pin-tang system, which runs full length of the hilt. Very, very rarely we have a push tang, where a short tapered tang passes through an aperture in the crossguard, the grip added by hammering it onto the remaining tang length, secured by friction or by gluing, a popular table-cuttlery method, visibly lacking in strenght. In any case, no rivets taking place ... at least that i have heard of .



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