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Old 27th February 2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Has anyone any ideas on the origin of this ?

It appears well made and functional.

Solid brass hilt and cross-guard cast as one.
Scabbard is leather over wood.
No markings at all.
32 cm overall length with a 20 cm double-edged blade

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Old 27th February 2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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Does the button on top of the pommel screw onto the end of the tang?
It looks in the picture like it might be separate.
Is the scabbard covering definately leather or rexine?
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Old 28th February 2010, 03:34 PM   #3
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I have managed to get it apart.

Surprisingly, the hilt and cross-guard are two pieces and not one as I first thought.

A long tang with what appears to be a hand-cut thread on the end. It is, at least, very crude.

The number 1 and the letters ( very faint ) AX on the tang.

I am sure that the scabbard is leather covered.

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Old 28th February 2010, 05:15 PM   #4
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I'd say it's late-ish Victorian/Edwardian. Possibly for a society, possibly just for 'collectors' to hang on the wall or put on their desk.
Looks reasonable quality. I did wonder if it was just possibly some obscure eastern European court dagger or even a naval dirk of similar origin, but the bare brass fittings with no plating or design at all....
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Old 1st March 2010, 05:22 PM   #5
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From what I can see in the photographs, it looks like 20th Century reproduction, 'wallhanger', possibly theatrical or film prop. They hilt construction reminds me a lot of mediaevil-style reproduction swords and daggers, often made in Spain.
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