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Old 13th September 2019, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default My last adquisitions, dagger and sword. Philippines?

I just open the box...this 2 pieces were inside.
The first is a dagger, maybe philippines, engraved Q V D, very strong.
The second seems like a short sword, maybe from navy?
Only with a mark, a Z inside a shield.
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Old 13th September 2019, 08:00 PM   #2
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I'd agree that the dagger is from the Island of Luzon.

Not seen a sword like this before, but it also looks broken. I was wondering if it were Spanish, but not as sure.

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Old 14th September 2019, 08:55 PM   #3
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I have investigated and the mark from the sword seems german, clemen & jung but I don,t know nothing about origin of the sword.
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Old 15th September 2019, 12:51 AM   #4
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Hi carlos,

Yes, the blade on your short sword is likely European, perhaps a cavalry saber from the mid-19th C. I agree with Jose when he says that the blade was broken and reshaped. There appears to have been a knuckle guard also, and part of that is missing.

The dagger is interesting. The hilt looks Ilokano to me, with a horn grip, a short brass ferrule at either end, and a small knob fixed to the full length tang. Also, the close-fitting tooled leather sheath commonly accompanies Ilokano knives. I'm assuming that the cross section of the blade is a flattened triangular shape, which is certainly seen on some Luzon knives of the late 19th C.

A couple of good finds.

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