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Old 9th February 2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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Anybody heard of a blade mark " WOOO" ?
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Old 9th February 2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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Old 9th February 2008, 05:35 PM   #3
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Now, having finished with the "LOL stuff", seriously: anybody knows what on Earth WOOO means?
Folks, anybody has a book on European markings?
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Old 9th February 2008, 11:00 PM   #4
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You have to admit it sounds funny, but putting that aside, how does the mark appear? what type of sword?
If we have context it would narrow the field a bit.
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Old 9th February 2008, 11:23 PM   #5
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Its a mark invented by my wife for all blades I pay too much at auction for!!
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Old 9th February 2008, 11:55 PM   #6
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Its a mark invented by my wife for all blades I pay too much at auction for!!


"I'll be here all week; try the veal ."
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Old 11th February 2008, 02:40 AM   #7
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Still waiting to hear what context this WOOO is from, why does it have to be European? If we knew what type of weapon this was on it might lead to more serious responses, otherwise it still just sounds funny.
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Old 11th February 2008, 03:23 AM   #8
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European mameluke-type sword with brass pistol-type handle, non-fullered blade marked WOOO ( W.O.O.O.?)
It's active, and I cannot show pics.
Stop your harrassment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am just following the rules..
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Old 12th February 2008, 02:49 AM   #9
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OK OK! you're bring good! its just the curiosity is killin' me!
though I know you're just trying to 'woooo' us with all this suspense.
Hope it ends soon so we can see pictures,
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Old 12th February 2008, 04:50 AM   #10
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Whoops, just saw the amended rules about pics, they are gone now...whoops

It is cheap enough for a gamble if nothing is learnt here.

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Old 13th February 2008, 12:23 PM   #11
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OK, here is the mystery sword with a mystery WOOO:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...:MEDW:IT&ih=024
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Old 13th February 2008, 03:02 PM   #12
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I don't think that the mark is WOOO. To me the second and third characters look a little flat on the left side, and not perfectly. The third one might be an R or a B, and the second might be an R or a B or a D. So, the mark could be WRRO, WBBO, WBRO, etc., rather than WOOO.
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Old 13th February 2008, 03:13 PM   #13
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In looking at this sword I cannot help thinking of Arabia. The stamp in the blade seems characteristic of British associated outfitters in the latter 19th to modern times. It seems there were such outfitters quite prevalent in Arabia in the Gulf of Aden regions of Yemen during the British occupation there, and I wonder if this piece might have been made there.
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Old 14th February 2008, 05:10 AM   #14
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I thought at first it may be a fraternal piece. What ever it was, it certainly screams I've been abused. I thought that the soldered rings on the scabbard were were bad enough until I saw what had been done to the blade. I do have larger images of the sword available other than the small ones present on the website, looks like the poor ole blade was shut in a door a dozen times....
Does anyone have any evidence to support a fraternal sword idea or is the mark on the hilt military?

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Old 14th February 2008, 11:56 AM   #15
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In reviewing these photos, Gav makes some very good observations, and that blade to me looks like sheet steel ( with my 'vast' metallurgical experience! I'm not sure of the fraternal potential on this piece, but it may well be a theatrical or costume item. The stamp most likely corresponds to a manufacturing firm or supplier, and it seems doubtful that my thoughts originally of Arabian outfitters would apply.

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