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Old 6th March 2018, 05:06 PM   #1
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Good evening.What do you think of this sword? I know there is a short version of 1907 in Spain and another handle.It has 60 cm total length, the blade is 46 cm, the handle is 14 cm.Thanks.
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Old 8th March 2018, 10:18 AM   #2
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I guess nobody recognizes the mark.
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Old 9th March 2018, 05:45 PM   #3
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Show the rest of the mark and in an upright manner.
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Old 9th March 2018, 05:58 PM   #4
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Looks like an earlier version of the Argentine 1909 machete hanger. The 1909 has more of a long bolo look and less hook to the pommel. Some of the brothers Weyersburg of Solingen used to use the rooster. I'll look in Bezdek next time I'm at the desk.

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I am not stating that it definitively is, however there is the remote possibility that it is a current Chinese fantasy piece.
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I am not stating that it definitively is, however there is the remote possibility that it is a current Chinese fantasy piece.

I am curious what you base that thought on. Do you have a comparable example to share?

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Old 12th March 2018, 07:20 PM   #7
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So, yes, one of the Weyersburg family used a rooster and also a Werth. The latter from 1887-1917. There was a fair amount of export from Solingen to the South American trade and as described previously the Argentine 1909 bolo has a quite similar grip but of a different blade profile. The short sword above fits that role of artillery fascine work quite well.

Perhaps a mention of where this sword surfaced might add a clue.

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