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Old 28th August 2019, 11:26 AM   #1
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Hi everyone!
This sword came to my hands and I am looking more informations about it!
Thanks in advance for every detail that will come up!
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Old 28th August 2019, 05:08 PM   #2
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Could be a Polish sabre. The script at the blade is "STEPHANUS REX POLONIAE ET RUSSIAE" what was the Polish and Russian-Lithuanian king Stephan Batory between 1533 and 1586. Certainly the blade is much younger and perhaps been made for the memory of the 200th date of his death.
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Old 28th August 2019, 08:41 PM   #3
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The blade has that indefinable something that says 18th century to me. The hilt, very 19th.
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Old 28th August 2019, 08:50 PM   #4
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I agree, David. Not only is the hilt very 19th-century but stylistically there's nothing Polish about it. A marriage of convenience to an earlier blade.
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Old 29th August 2019, 06:24 AM   #5
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The blade has that indefinable something that says 18th century to me.



Nothing else I said: 1586 plus 200 = 1786 = 18 century, am I right???
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Old 29th August 2019, 02:17 PM   #6
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Thank you for your entries.
So we talk about with an 18th century blade with 19th c handle and a scabbard from a Turkish officer sword!
Can the handle show any place of origin?
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Old 29th August 2019, 05:33 PM   #7
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One clue is that the actual grip looks to be covered in tortoise/turtle shell, natural or synthetic, often seen on Chinese and Japanese swords of the later 19th century..
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Old 24th September 2019, 11:38 AM   #8
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Stephanus D.G. Rex Pol. D. Prus, says Poland or Transylvania.
Frangia reports to Hungary.
The hilt resembles to me the Austro-hungarian navy officer sword of 1857.

Captured sword later rehilted?
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