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    Posted 6 years ago

    RedfishMike
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    Any ideas, as to age or worth? There isn't any name or markings on it that I can find. Thanks, Mike

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    1. RedfishMike, 6 years ago
      Looking to find out anything I can about this, I don't know if it's antique or not.
      It appears to be old but not that old. Civil war saber envelope opener 9" lg.
      Thanks, Mike
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      I think their high point in sales was late 50's. I had 1 or 2 as a kid.
    3. Sewing53, 6 years ago
      I have one with an engraved blade dated 1936 from a Clemson Jr. Sr. banquet.
    4. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 6 years ago
      I googled silver sword and sheath letter opener. Lots of similar images including the following link. Are you sure there is not a hallmark hiding from you?
      http://www.steppeshillfarmantiques.com/silver-and-porcelain/d/victorian-novelty-silver-dress-sword-letter-opener/111128
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Lizzy, the one that Redfish has is not from the 1800's. There were several sword models that hit the market, as I said. I had this model also & they were of very good quality & true to the model sword they copied. I don't remember any marks. They looked a lot better than that auction piece.Wish I still had one.
    6. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 6 years ago
      Oh well ..I tried! I concede to the one with more knowledge ....lol!
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Lizzy, I just happened to be an early teenager when they hit the market. I was already collecting antique arms and so naturally I bought a few. They were cheap for their quality.
    8. RedfishMike, 6 years ago
      Thanks all, it was my dads, just going through some things and ran across it.
      Thanks Lizzy, I wish it were that old and silver! But it's stainless steel and I think
      Blunderbuss got it right because I remember as a kid it would sit on my dads desk in the 60's & 70's. Thanks again, Mike
    9. BadPenny BadPenny, 6 years ago
      aHH very kewl, I just came across one similar
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Damn, this post has made me feel old ! LOL

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