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Old 13th May 2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Help Identify this sword/cutlass

First I apologize for the lack of better pictures, this is not my sword and I didn't do the photography.
This one looks like some military cutlass/sabre. I could'nt identify it myself, the grip is bakelite, I think, any ideas what is this piece?

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Old 13th May 2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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Hard to tell from these pictures but it looks like a cheap indian tourist sabre.
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Old 15th May 2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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Hi Blade,

Henk is right. Also the grip has been turned 180 dgress so that the spine strap is on the inside.

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Old 15th May 2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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Yep, looks like "made in India"

It may even be mentioned on the blade.
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Old 16th May 2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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Blade, thank you for posting here, and sorry for the disappointing return on the sword you posted, which unfortunately is what it actually is. I have never really been particularly in favor of the 'tourist' term for many items despite its rather harsh reality. Many of these items are still made in the regions where the original weapons they represent actually saw service. This for example is 'by the numbers' a representation of a British colonial cavalry sabre from the Native cavalry units in the British Raj, and though produced commercially as a novelty item, it looks very much like the originals used from 1880s-1930s.
While this item may not have turned out to be an actual historic piece, we never know until we check to find out, so please keep posting OK!

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