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Old 7th July 2021, 02:54 AM   #1
Jim McDougall
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Default Skull & crossbones sword....Masonic?

I found these two photos of a most unusual sword in my files, and if I recall, it was a query sent to me for identification about 20 years ago.
I do not have notes on it, but I think I felt it was probably a Masonic, perhaps Tyler's sword.
The blade seem like a French cuirassiers from Napoleonic period, but in these Masonic situations, it seems lodges would often use any number of sword types for this station.

The skull & crossbones was one of many regalia themes, and there are Masonic daggers with these kinds of hilts I believe.

I would really appreciate any input from others who have seen similar type hilts and edged weapons, and what sort of context they may have been from.
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