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Old 6th February 2021, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hello,

Comments are welcome! And pictures/urls of similar swords with moving guards are very appreciated!

My regards and tks.

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Old 6th February 2021, 07:58 PM   #2
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These hilts are usually called by the French 'GARDE TOURNANTE'. They could be both Navy and Army. This system may also be found in Walloon type swords.
Officers may sport the lions head pommel. Portuguese navy examples may also be seen.

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Old 6th February 2021, 08:08 PM   #3
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Hello Fernando!

This one is portuguese yes! Tks.

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Any marks in it, Bruno ?
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Old 6th February 2021, 09:49 PM   #5
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Any marks in it, Bruno ?

Fabrication marks no! When I say it's portuguese it's because the sword is featured in a navy portuguese swords book, and the origin of it is tracked to portuguese oficiais (family). But as you know it can be only "assembled" in portugal, Its something probably we will never know.

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