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Old 20th December 2015, 10:25 AM   #1
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Question Spanish or Prussian markings?

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Can anyone help me identify these blade markings on an old sword my brother has? I was told they are Spanish, but have seen some similar that are Prussian.
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Old 20th December 2015, 02:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, Andrew .
I would be surprised if these were indeed Spanish
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Old 20th December 2015, 03:05 PM   #3
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I think these signs are of Mexican origin
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Old 21st December 2015, 07:51 AM   #4
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It is in a Walloon type sword, so not Mexican! And I do not think the Mexicans had the ability to make such quality stamps as used on the kings head.
I was given a copy of page 1 of 1000 Marks of European Blademakers. Apparently an 8 pronged sun symbol is quite unique (most have less prongs), and are connected with Alman de Juan of Spain in the 16C
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Old 21st December 2015, 10:26 AM   #5
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Hey there

Without entering into the definition of origin, I wonder how is it in high relief or bas-relief, or a photographic problem, focus? In addition, for an accurate, complete picture be advisable or gun na opinion.

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Old 22nd December 2015, 10:56 AM   #6
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Hey there

Without entering into the definition of origin, I wonder how is it in high relief or bas-relief, or a photographic problem, focus? In addition, for an accurate, complete picture be advisable or gun na opinion.

Affectionately. Fernando K


Sorry, I do not understand. If you are asking me about my photographic skills, I have none.
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Old 22nd December 2015, 11:39 AM   #7
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Fernando K is sometimes betrayed by the translating engine.
I guess he suggests that the picture doesn't show whether the marks are protruding out of the blade or impressed into it.
He also suggests that a complete view of the whole sword would help to define its origin ... which i fully agree.
Could you that, Andrew ?
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Old 6th March 2018, 12:52 PM   #8
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A blade with similar 'crowned bearded head' marks mounted as a hunting sword with mid 18th century London silver hallmarks is reported to have been sold as lot 310 by Taylor & Fletcher on 22 Feb 2018.
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Wundes? If the sword (once we see it!) is of the late 17th/early 18th, could this be a variation of the Wundes Brothers stamp, as found on German and English hangers of the above mentioned period.
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