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Swords120 of 162Here is an interesting dress sword that I would like to share.Brunswick (?) sword bayonets possibly 1837-1847
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Posted 3 years ago

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The greatest thing about living in a military base boarder town is the GI's are always dragging back bunches of things from around the world and selling it in garage sales or retired military estate sales. These two swords were picked up at one of these type of sales, do not remember exactly which one? Not an expert on swords but have quite a few. I see other swords all pulled apart and signed but not being an expert I just leave them alone. The bigger one makes a strait razor seem dull.

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  1. Ilikeart Ilikeart, 3 years ago
    Exceptionally elegant.These are really fantastic.Beautiful collection.
  2. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    I have one that my father brought back from Japan in WWII, I took the handle off to see the makers signature and found that it was not a hand forged sword but a factory made one, I guess a lot that came back from WWII where factory made.
  3. papa papa, 3 years ago
    Finding a hand forged sword is almost as unlikely as finding a hand forged gun. I have a pocket knife collection that is all factory made and some of them hold great value. Same goes with firearms and finding a WWII Japanese factory made automatic rifle can cost some big bucks; even the experimental design bolt actions are getting way out there in price ranges. Collectors will tell you yours is a factory reproduction and Chinese copy only to increase the value of their collections. Think about it; anyone can carve a name into the sword tang. There are books on Japanese swordmakers marks, and if China was reproducing Japanese swords in factories you would think all would be signed. Why make copies when China has mountains of old sword blades that only need a little reconditioning? In American everything Asian is a copy and forgery until the scouts from the high end auction houses get the item, then it is authentic.
  4. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Hi papa, mine was signed by the maker but there was markings that showed factory made but the craftsman did sign it, I did a lot of searching to find this out years ago. Yeh those hard to find hand forged, ground and heat treated ones sell for thousands, mine is only worth a couple hundred if Im lucky.
  5. papa papa, 3 years ago
    In our society guns, swords and pocket knives are still legal (for some people) and this privilege is being challenged everyday by the Ivy League Colleges. It would seem the value of weapons will continue to increase.

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